Presque Isle – ME
Head Baseball Coach Roger Stinson is pleased to announce the following student-athletes who have committed to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for their college Academic and Baseball careers beginning in the Fall of 2019.
Payton Jones, a senior at Clay High School is from Green Cove Springs, Florida. He has played 5 years for the Clay County Grizzlies. Jones is a lefty hitter with excellent speed on the base paths and can cover a lot of ground defensively in the outfield.
"Payton will bring heart and effort to the Owls Program with a genuine love for the game," said Grizzlies Coach Jones.
Payton plans on majoring in Business Administration.
Chis Garza is a senior at North Mesquite High School in Texas. Garza has played under High School Coach Jared Randolph and has been a 3 year varsity player for the Stallions who play in the 6A District. Chris has played both 1st and 3rd base for his High School Team.
"Chris is a very good hitter and is solid at his position defensively. He also, brings along a great personality," said his Summer Baseball Coach Blake. Garza's favorite quote is "One Team, One Heart."
Chris is looking to major in Criminal Justice.
Justyn Stinson from Norridgewock, Maine is a senior at Madison High School. Justyn is completing his 3rd year as a member of the varsity baseball team. Stinson primarily pitches, plays shortstop and 2nd base, but can play all positions due to his versatility as a baseball player.
"Justyn has above average hand and footwork as a middle infielder and pitcher. His athleticism will benefit both he and his team at the college level. Justyn has a great attitude and is very coachable," stated Madison High School baseball coach Peter Kirby.
Stinson was also, a 3 year varsity starter for the Madison basketball team and will be majoring in the Criminal Justice Program.
Christian Diaz, a senior who attends Lennard High School in Ruskin, Florida, has committed to the University of Maine at Presque Isle to continue his education and to play baseball for the Owls. Diaz is a left handed pitcher for the Longhorns who will strengthen the pitching staff for UMPI.
"Playing baseball at UMPI is allowing me to continue to play the sport I love while experiencing life and broadening my horizons," said Diaz.
Christian wants to major in Biology.