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Pair of UMaine players selected in MLB draft

1:18 AM, Jun 9, 2013   |    comments
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ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Portsmouth native Michael Fransoso and fellow Black Bear Mike Connolly were each selected in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. 

Fransoso, a senior infielder, was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates 809th overall.  The America East player of the year was also a third-team All-American after batting .352 with 49 RBI, 45 runs, and four stolen bases. 

Connolly, a junior pitcher and catcher, was take 13 picks later at 822 overall by San Francisco.  He earned first-team all-league honors as a catcher and second-team America East status as a pitcher. 

 

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