Presque Isle, ME – UMPI Head Coach Roger Stinson is pleased to announce the commitment of two more student-athletes to the University of Maine at Presque Isle who will be joining the Owls Baseball Program. Hunter Conaway is a senior who attends Middleburg High School in Middleburg, Florida. Conaway is primarily a pitcher and Designated Hitter. Isaac Moore is currently a senior at Bucksport High School in Bucksport, Maine. Moore will be enrolled in the Environmental Science Program when he arrives at UMPI in the fall.
Conaway played both travel team ball for Coach Ricky Jones and high school baseball for Coach Daniel Pearce. "Hunter is a big kid with a big heart," said Coach Jones. "On the field he can dominate a game with a variety of pitches. He is a teammate in every sense of the word and gets along with everyone."
Conaway pitched 59.2 innings in 2019 and 2020 recording 57 strike outs. He carried a 7-3 record on the mound (4-2 in 2019 and 3-1 this year before the season ended). During that time, Conaway also threw a no-hitter and had a very impressive ERA under 1.00.
"Adding Hunter to our team and pitching staff will give us another solid starter and will bring more competiveness to our staff," said Coach Stinson. "I am looking forward to having Hunter in our program for the next four years. He will be a great teammate and asset to our Owls baseball program."
"I am grateful for the chance to come to UMPI. I look forward to playing baseball and bringing some wins to the Owls," stated Conaway who plans on studying in the Business Administration Program at UMPI.
Moore is a pitcher who also played the outfield during his High School career. "Isaac is a terrific kid with a lot of baseball talent. He is willing to try anything that a coach asks," said his High School Coach Mike Cowing.
"I am very excited to attend and play for UMPI," stated Moore. "Since I was little I have known that I wanted to play at the next level. Even though UMPI is a small school and community based, I still find it very exciting to fulfill my dreams of playing in college."
Moore who lived in Ketchikan, Alaska before moving to Maine prior to his High School years, will be another factor for the Owls as they continue to build a strong pitching staff.
"I am looking forward to seeing what Isaac will bring to our pitching staff for sure," said UMPI Coach Roger Stinson. "The coaching staff has been working hard to bring in talent from all over and it is definitely nice to have added several Maine players to our program as well. I am truly excited to see what Isaac will bring to the table for us these next 4 years."