July 29, 2013
Boston College junior Nick Poore is playing for the Sanford Mainers in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The left-handed pitcher, who made 20 appearances for the Eagles this year, has landed a starting role for the Mainers this summer. Poore is currently 1-1 with a 2.73 ERA, has struck out 19 batters in 23 innings pitched while only walking five.
The lefty's top performance of the summer came on July 8th against the Mystic Schooners. Poore was lights out going six innings allowing only one hit, no earned runs and struck out eight. The Mainers went on to win 1-0 on an RBI single by teammate Nate LaPointe in the eighth inning.
How has your experience been with the Mainers in the NECBL?
My experience with the Mainers this summer has been incredible. The coaches are great and I really like all the guys on my team. Everyone gets along really well and we have fun together on and off the field. It's also been nice to play at one of the nicer fields in the NECBL. Goodall Park is always packed and the fans are always into the games.
What has led to your success on the mound so far this summer?
There's not really one specific thing that's lead to my success. I'd say it's been a combination of getting stronger at the gym, keeping true to my throwing program, learning and getting help from my pitching coach, and just having confidence in all of my pitches. It's an advantage to be a starter because I know the days I'm pitching, so I'm able to plan out the days I lift and condition around my starts.
Where are you living this summer? What has that been like?
I'm living in Kennebunk, Maine, it's about 20 minutes from Sanford and I'm living with the Larosa's who are very good friends with my mom. They have been an amazing host family so far this summer and I can't thank them enough for letting me stay with them for the summer.
What have you been doing in your spare time or on your days off?
During my spare time and off days I've been going to the gym and hanging out with some of the guys on my team. I've also gone golfing a couple times during off days, but with all the rain outs there hasn't been many off days.
How has it been playing with teammate Nate LaPointe?
Playing with Nate has been awesome. It's nice to have a fellow birdballer on the same team as me because we've already been friends for two years and I feel comfortable on the mound when I have Nate calling my pitches. We've become great friends this summer after spending almost every day together for the past two months.
Who are you missing the most from BC this summer?
I really miss everyone from the team and just being around them all the time both on and off the field. I'm excited to meet the incoming freshman and I'm anxious to see everyone else and get back to work this fall.