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Mavericks Sign Fernandes Brothers

December 23, 2011 - Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL)
Seacoast Mavericks News Release

NEWINGTON - The Seacoast Mavericks have signed brothers and longtime members of the Mavericks club programs Luke and Zac Fernandes for the 2012 Futures Collegiate Baseball League season.

"We are really proud and excited to have Zac and Luke with us this summer. They are what the Maverick Baseball family is all about. They have been such huge parts of our organization for so long," said Seacoast Mavericks Director of Baseball Operations Mike Daboul.

Zac, a senior catcher at the University of Southern Maine, retains his FCBL eligibility after a red shirt junior season at USM that limited him to seven at bats due to a leg injury. He spent the entire 2011 FCBL season on the disabled list, but remained visible for the majority of the home dates.

Luke, a senior infielder and pitcher at Marshwood High School in South Berwick, Maine is slated to enter Boston College next fall on a partial baseball scholarship. He batted .429 in 16 games as a junior for the Hawks and also had a 1-0 record with a 0.00 ERA in nine innings on the mound.

"As players, Zac is coming back after an injury filled season and he is hungry. He is a strong catch and throw guy with a plus arm and he can handle the offensive side really well too," Daboul said.

"Luke is a young prospect on the mound and has been for a few years now. As a right handed pitcher, Luke has developed into a power arm but he can really locate as well. He has a shot at going in this year's draft. It is great that he is going to have the opportunity to be a two way player at Boston College. He will be a lot of fun to watch this summer and in the future."

Luke is the first player in the FCBL to be granted early entry into the league courtesy of new rules that make a limited exception based on talent and college acceptance. Additionally, the Fernandes' will be the first pair of brothers to play in the FCBL.

The Seacoast Mavericks play in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. For more information call 603.373.8164 or visit or

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