UMPI Baseball team plays majority of season on the road

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's been a rough start to the season for the baseball team at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI). They're hoping to come back from losing their first 10 games. Wins that will likely have to happen without a single home field advantage.

The UMPI Baseball team's home field is under more than two feet of snow. All that white is something they've gotten used to over the years with less than a dozen home games the past three seasons. Head Coach, Mike Pankow, makes sure the boys focus more on their game and less on where the games are played.

"Control what you can control, we can't control the weather so we do what we can," said Pankow.

In 2010 not a single home game was played at UMPI. Seasons like that are common, making for long road trips to colleges in warmer climates for games.

"The guys get along pretty well," said senior Shane Smith. "We kind of have our differences sometimes, just being around each other on a bus."

The owls are currently 1-16. Their last home game is scheduled for April 23rd.


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