Falmouth senior Connor Aube, joined by his coach, Kevin Winship, left, mother, Carrie, and father, Craig, signs his National Letter of Intent Thursday to attend and play baseball at the University of Tennessee-Martin. The Skyhawks play in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Aube, a centerfielder, who expects to play in the outfield in college, is the third product of the Falmouth baseball team in recent years to play Division I. Matt MacDowell went to Dartmouth and Will D’Agostino is in his sophomore year at Holy Cross.
“It’s going to be a fun experience to go down and see the sunlight and enjoy my time down there,” said Aube, who is leaning toward majoring in business. “I looked at a couple Northeast schools like Fairfield, U. Maine, University of New Hampshire, but I really liked the dorms down there. It’s a Division I program. Money was factor and the weather was a big part.”
Last spring, Aube hit .412, scored 20 runs, drove in 11 and had 13 stolen bases for the Yachtsmen, who reached the Western A semifinals. For his three-year varsity career, Aube has an average of .430, with 11 doubles and 35 steals. Aube is also a standout running back on Falmouth’s football team, which will play Marshwood for the Class B South title Saturday afternoon.
“I’m really excited for a Maine kid like Connor to go down south to a Division I school and showcase his talents,” Winship said. “His hard work and dedication really paid off. He’s a great kid to have around. He’s a team leader. We knew coming in his freshman year, as soon as he stepped on the field, he’d be a special player and he had the talent to really go somewhere. He’ll go down there and do what he has to do to get in the lineup and play.”