UMPI names new baseball coach

The University of Maine Presque Isle has a new baseball coach. Roger Stinson takes over the program from Mike Pankow who accepted another job last month. Stinson has been around baseball for years as a High School and American Legion Coach.

The new coach says he is still learning the names of the Owls. It is a very quick turnaround as UMPI plays it's home opener late next weekend.

Stinson:"We leave a week from tomorrow. We go to play Newbury in a double header next weekend."

Stinson had the opportunity to watch the Owls play last year because his son Will is a sophomore catcher on the squad.

Stinson:" I saw them play at the University of Maine and at Husson. That helped me as I got to know the kids through my son. We are returning the whole pitching staff and that is a step in the right direction."

The Owls new coach says he is looking forward to sharing his coaching philosophy with the players.

Stinson:" I am old school. I played back in the 80's at Mattanawcook. I believe in small ball and the big part is we are going to have fun and win. It's about the game baseball is a simple game let's go have fun and let's win."