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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:11 am

Verrier Named LEC Player of the Week

GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced today that University of Southern Maine senior catcher Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) has been selected as the Player of the Week for the week of April 21-27. This is the first time in his USM career that Verrier has been picked as the LEC Player of the Week.

In four games last week, Verrier hit .438 (7 for 16) with four runs scored, five doubles, one home run and nine RBI. The right-handed hitting Verrier also had a 471 on-base percentage, a .938 slugging percentage and played flawless defense in the field. He hit safely in all four games to extend his hitting streak to a season high five games.

In three Little East games, Verrier helped the Huskies defeat the University of Massachusetts and sweep Keene State College. Against UMB, he contributed a double and two RBI. In the first game at Keene, Verrier had a double and two RBI while in the nightcap he went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a home run and a career-high five RBI. The four-hit game was his second of the season.

Heading into the final week of the regular season, Verrier is hitting .324 (35 for 108) with 24 runs scored, seven doubles, five homers and 29 RBI.

Southern Maine (26-8; 11-1) is on the road tomorrow (4:00 p.m.) for a non-conference game at Bowdoin College before closing the regular season with a home game on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) against Bates College and a Little East Conference doubleheader against Eastern Connecticut State University on Friday (12:00 p.m.) at the USM Baseball Stadium.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 01, 2014 5:13 am

Southern Maine Holds Off Bates 6-4

GORHAM, Maine -- Seniors Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) and Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton) combined to go 5 for 6 with three runs scored and three RBI as the #5/#6 University of Southern Huskies defeated the visiting Bates College Bobcats, 6-4, in a non-conference baseball game Wednesday afternoon at the USM Baseball Stadium.

The win was the fourth straight for the Huskies and improved their overall record to 28-8. The Bobcats dropped their second straight to slip to 18-14 overall.

Verrier was 3 for 3, including a double and his sixth home run of the season, with two runs scored and an RBI while Thibodeau was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBI. Senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) had a double and a triple and scored twice. Rookie Matt Bender (Walpole, Mass.) had two hits.

Sophomore southpaw Dan Kinnon (Londonderry, N.H.), the second of six pitchers used by USM, picked up his third win of the season getting the only two batters he faced. Junior Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine) picked up his sixth save of the season pitching 2.1 innings of shutout relief.

Senior Griff Tewksbury (Concord, N.H./St. Paul’s School) was the big stick in the Bobcats 12-hit attack with a solo home run, a double and three RBI. Sophomore Samuel Warren (Norfolk, Va.), junior Mekae Hyde (Lewiston, Maine) and rookie Brendan Fox (West Hartford, Conn./Northwest Catholic) had two hits apiece.

Junior Sam Berry (South Hamilton, Mass./Tabor Academy) started on the mound and was tagged with the loss. Berry went three innings allowing five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one. Five Bates relievers combined to allow only one run on six hits and a walk while fanning nine over the final five innings.

Tewksbury gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the first inning hitting his sixth home run of the season over the fence in right-center field.

The Huskies responded in their half of the frame with an RBI triple from Chadwick and fielder’s choice on a double steal attempt.

Thibodeau walked with one out in the second, moved up on a passed ball and took third on Bender’s single to left. Sophomore Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering) delivered Thibodeau with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Chadwick and Verrier set the table for Thibodeau in the third. Thibodeau’s ground ball single found its way through the left side for two runs as Verrier did a good job screening the Bobcats’ shortstop.

The teams traded runs in the fifth as Tewksbury drove in Fox with a sac fly, and Verrier hit a one-out solo home run to left-center to make it 6-2.

Bates scored twice in the seventh inning to slice the deficit to 6-4. Fox drove in junior Nate Pajka (Douglas, Mass.), who led off the inning with a triple, with a single. After a double play, sophomore Conor Reenstiema (Lincoln, Mass./St. Sebastian’s) singled and Tewksbury brought him all the way around with a double just inside the right field line.

Bates had Tewksbury up as the potential tying run in the ninth, but Richards was able to get him on a short fly ball to right field.

Southern Maine will conclude its 2014 regular season on Friday (12:00 p.m.) hosting Little East Conference rival Eastern Connecticut State University for a doubleheader. Bates is back in action on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) hosting Tufts University in a NESCAC doubleheader.



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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 02, 2014 4:16 am

Bernard Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District One Team

GORHAM, Maine -- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its Capital One Academic All-District teams for all three NCAA divisions Thursday afternoon and University of Southern Maine senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) was among the athletes voted to the District One NCAA Division III team by the district members of CoSIDA.

Bernard is the first USM baseball player since Collin Henry in 2010 to be named to the Academic All-District team. Bernard was named to the 2014 team as the designated hitter.

Heading into Friday’s (12:00 p.m.) Little East Conference doubleheader against Eastern Connecticut State University, Bernard is batting .361 (48 for 133) with a team-leading 17 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 39 RBI.

To be nominated for the Academic All-District team, an athlete must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or above. Bernard, a communication major, has a 3.32 GPA.

Bernard will move on to the Capital One Academic All-America® national ballot. The Division III Academic All-America® teams will be announced the end of May.



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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat May 03, 2014 7:00 am

USM Baseball vs. Eastern Connecticut - Recap

Eastern Connecticut Sweeps Southern Maine, 15-9 and 8-4

GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Nick Ververis (Plainfield, Conn.) had five hits, scored five times and drove in five runs over two games as the #23/#24 Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors swept the #5/#6 University of Southern Maine Huskies, 15-9 and 8-4, in a Little East Conference doubleheader Friday to spoil Senior Day at the USM Baseball Stadium.

With the sweep, the Warriors stretch their winning streak to five games and improved their overall record to 27-7. The Huskies had their four-game winning streak stopped and slip to 28-10. The two teams finished the LEC slate with identical 11-3 records to share the regular season title. By virtue of the tiebreaker (head-to-head results), the Warriors will be the top seed and host next week’s six-team, double-elimination championship tournament.

In the opening game, the Warriors jumped out to a 12-1 lead in the opening three innings taking advantage of a couple of fielding miscues for nine unearned runs. The Warriors pounded out 16 hits against seven USM hurlers.

With a one-game, winner-take-all situation for the right to host the LEC tournament, the Warriors used a timely three-run homer from Ververis to break open a tight game and held off the Huskies in the nightcap.

Game One

Ververis, senior Gavin Lavallee (New Milford, Conn.) and sophomore Tim Budd (Cheshire, Conn.) had three hits apiece for the Warriors. Every Eastern starter had at least one hit in the game. Junior Brent Pelella (Southbury, Conn.), the second of four Warrior pitchers used, picked up his fifth win of the season.

For the Huskies, sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) was just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle going 5 for 6 at the plate. It was Dexter’s second five-hit game of the season. Senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine) had three hits, and classmate Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) had two hits and drove in five runs. Sophomore starter Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) was tagged with his second loss against seven wins.

The Warriors did the big damage in the second inning sending 14 men to the plate en route to an eight-run explosion that erased a 1-0 deficit. Junior Kyle Hart (Guilford, Conn.) ignited the outburst with a two-run double down the right-field line. Lavallee had a two-run single in the frame. A costly Huskies error led to five of the runs being unearned.

Eastern added four more runs in third to as again a Huskies miscue cost the home side. Lavallee had an RBI single in the inning.

USM chipped away at the huge Warrior lead through the middle innings. Verrier had a bases-loaded double in the fifth to chase in three runs, and a two-run double as part of a three-run sixth inning that made it 15-8.

Game Two

In contrast to the first game, EC senior starter Greg Porter (Mystic, Conn.) and USM sophomore Shyler Scates (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) posted zeroes through the first three innings. Porter was magnificent setting down 12 straight USM hitters to open the game, the first five via the strikeout.

Eastern reached Scates for a single double in the fourth on Hart’s RBI double. The big blow in the game came in the fifth when Ververis greeted USM junior reliever Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine) for his third homer of the season, a three-run shot over the left-center field fence.

Senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) finally solved Porter in the fifth for a leadoff single, and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton).

The Warriors tacked on two runs in the sixth on senior Brendan Lynch’s (Wethersfield, Conn.) two-run single to make it 6-1. USM responded with a single run in the sixth on Chadwick’s RBI single.

The Huskies closed the gap to 6-4 in the seventh on a two-run single by junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.).

Eastern picked up two insurance runs in the eighth as the Huskies defense committed a pair of errors.

Hart led Eastern’s 12-hit attack with three hits. Lynch, Ververis and senior Mike Vaccarelli (Wolcott, Conn.) had two hits apiece. Porter would go 6.1 innings to earn his sixth win of the season.

Chadwick was the lone repeat hitter for the Huskies. Scates absorbed his third loss against five wins.

LEC Tournament

The Huskies will be the number two seed in the LEC tournament that begins on Wednesday at the ECSU Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn.

Senior Day

Prior to the start of the day’s first game, the Huskies honored their seven departing seniors: Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine), Logan Carman (Newfields, N.H./Exeter), Nate Veilleux (Belgrade, Maine/Messalonskee), Carey, Chadwick, Thibodeau and Verrier.



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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 08, 2014 4:53 am

Little East Conference Tournament - Game Two

Carman, Chadwick Lead USM Past Plymouth State 3-1

MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Senior southpaw Logan Carman (Newfields, N.H./Exeter) pitched a complete game and classmate Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) hit two home runs to lead the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 3-1 victory over the fifth-seeded Plymouth State University Panthers in the first day of play at the Little East Conference Baseball Championship Tournament. The six-team, double-elimination tournament is being hosted at top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University.

The victory moves the #9/#12-ranked Huskies, 29-10 overall, into Game Six of the tournament tomorrow evening (6:00 p.m.) against the winner of Game Three between third-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and fourth-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston this evening. The Panthers, 22-15 overall, will play sixth-seeded Rhode Island College in an elimination game Thursday morning (11:00 a.m.).

Carman (2-1) won a pitchers duel with PSU rookie right-hander Curtis Arsenault (Berlin, N.H./Phillips Exeter) allowing only four hits and one walk. He struck out one. The only run Carman surrendered was unearned. Arsenault (4-2) gave up three runs on six hits and three walks. He fanned four.

Chadwick provided much of the Huskies offense hitting a solo home run to lead off the second inning, and another solo shot with two outs in the eighth. The senior outfielder was the only repeat hitter in the game for either team.

The Huskies took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Chadwick drove an Arsenault pitch over the right-center field fence for his second homer of the season.

Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) doubled the Huskies’ lead in the third inning with an RBI double that chased home rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine). McDonough walked with one out, stole second and advanced to third on a single by senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine). After an intentional walk to Chadwick to load the bases, Arsenault got out of the inning with a strikeout and a comebacker to the mound.

Carman got out of a two-on, two-out situation in the first inning, and then cruised through the next six innings. Sophomore Paul Cannon (Concord, N.H.) reached Carman for a single in the third, but was erased on an inning-ending double play. Carman did not permit another base runner until the eighth. Heading into the eighth inning, Carman had set down 14 straight Panther hitters.

In the eighth, Carman issued his lone walk to senior Rob Madonna (Cranston, R.I./Cranston West), and classmate Brandon Cox (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South) followed with a single through the left side. Junior Paul Reny (South Portland, Maine) laid down a bunt that Carman threw away allowing Madonna to score. Carman would come back to get the next three hitters to escape any further damage.

Chadwick gave Carman an insurance run in the home half of the frame with his second home run of the game off Arsenault, this time over the fence in left-center field.

Carman, who missed the first month of the season, retired the Panthers in order in the ninth to preserve his second win of the season. The win was the 21st of Carman’s career at USM.



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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 08, 2014 5:08 am

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Little East Conference Tournament
(six-team, double-elimination at Mansfield, Conn.)
Seedings: 1. Eastern Connecticut 2. Southern Maine 3. UMass Dartmouth 4. UMass Boston 5. Plymouth State 6. Rhode Island College.

First Round, Wednesday, May 7
Game #1 Eastern Connecticut 9 Rhode Island College 5
Game #2 Southern Maine 3 Plymouth State 1
Game #3 UMass Dartmouth 7 UMass Boston 5

Second Round, Thursday, May 9
Game #4 Rhode Island College (12-22) vs. Plymouth State (22-15) 11:00
Game #5 Eastern Connecticut (29-7) vs. UMass Boston (17-23) 2:30
Game #6 Southern Maine (29-10) vs. UMass Dartmouth (20-20) 6:00

Third Round, Friday, May 10
Pairings to be determined pending number of teams remaining
Game #7 11:00
Game #8 2:30
Game #9 6:00

Championship Round, Saturday, May 11
Pairings to be determined pending number of teams remaining
Game #10 12:00
Game #11 if necessary 3:00


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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 09, 2014 4:50 am

Little East Conference Tournament - Game Six

UMass Dartmouth Defeats Southern Maine 8-3

MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Junior Cory DeMedeiros (Fall River, Mass./Durfee) drove in five runs with a home run and a double as the third-seeded University of Dartmouth Corsairs remained unbeaten in the 2014 Little East Conference tournament by defeating the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies, 8-3, Thursday night at the ECSU Baseball Stadium. The tournament is being hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University.

The nationally-ranked Huskies, 1-1 in the tournament, will have to come through the losers’ bracket to win their third straight LEC championship. The Huskies, 29-11 overall, will face an elimination game Friday (2:30 p.m.) afternoon against sixth-seeded Rhode Island College. The Corsairs, 21-20 overall and coached by former USM All-American Bob Prince, will take on top-seeded Eastern Connecticut in the winners' bracket game Friday morning (11:00 a.m.). Thursday night’s USM-UMD game was a re-match of last year’s LEC championship game.

DeMedeiros gave the Corsairs the lead hitting a two-out, three-run round tripper in the third inning to erase a 2-0 deficit. He knocked in two insurance runs in the ninth inning with a double.

Junior Alberto Vasquez (Roxbury, Mass./O’Bryant) led the Corsairs’ 12-hit attack with a double and two singles. Junior Ryan Medeiros (Acushnet, Mass./New Bedford) had two hits and scored a pair of runs. Sophomore Steve Colella (Leominster, Mass.) hurled 7.2 innings to pick up his fifth straight win. He allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while fanning six. Senior Karney Boff (North Dighton, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth) retired all four hitters he faced to earn his third save of the season.

Senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) and sophomore Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering) had two hits apiece for the Huskies. Sophomore left-hander Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) was saddled with his third loss against seven wins. Leavitt went five-plus innings giving up four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five.

Southern Maine grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI triple by senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass.) that drove in Bernard, and an RBI sacrifice bunt by junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.).

The Corsairs struck back in the third to take the lead. With two outs, Medeiros and junior George Agostini (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth) singled in front of DeMedeiros. DeMedeiros drove a 1-2 offering from Leavitt over the right-field fence for his third homer of the season and a 3-2 lead.

USM tied the game in the fifth when Glauser, who led off the inning with a double, scored on a ground out by rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine).

The Corsairs responded in the top of the sixth. DeMedeiros, who walked to lead off the inning, scored the go ahead run on a double by Monteiro that ended Leavitt’s night.

UMD made it 5-3 scoring an unearned run in the eighth inning on junior Alex Newton’s (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) double down the left-field line. USM loaded the bases against Colella in the home half of the inning, but Boff came on to get a groundout to end the threat.

DeMedeiros drove in two insurance runs in the ninth, and scored a third on a double by Vasquez.



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College Baseball: USM Wins Two, Advances to LEC Championship

MANSFIELD, Conn. -- The University of Southern Maine baseball team moved into championship round of the 2014 Little East Conference Baseball Championship Tournament by winning two elimination games Friday at the ECSU Baseball Stadium. The Huskies shut out Rhode Island College, 10-0, in eight innings in the second of three games played Friday, then came back to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 3-2, on junior Jake Glauser’s (Goffstown, N.H.) RBI single in the top of the ninth inning.

Southern Maine, winners of the past two LEC tournament titles, will face top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University on Saturday needing to win twice. Eastern Connecticut, 3-0 in the tournament, needs only one win to take the title. The Warriors punched their ticket to the championship round by hanging on to beat UMass Dartmouth, 7-6, in the opening game of the day.

Game Eight

Sophomore right-hander Shyler Scates (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) hurled his first career shutout limiting Rhode Island College to six hits and two walks while striking out three to improve his record to 6-3.

Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) led the Huskies’ 15-hit attack going 4 for 5, including a double and home run. Senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) was 3 for 3 with a pair of triples and three runs scored. Seniors Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton) and Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) each had two hits, including a home run.

No Rhode Island College batter had more than one hit. Starting pitcher C.J. Tsoumakas (Hope, R.I./La Salle Academy) took the loss and finished the season 5-6. Tsoumakas went four innings allowing seven runs on nine hits and one walk. He fanned three.

Verrier’s solo home run in the second inning gave USM a 1-0 lead.

The Huskies exploded for six runs in the third to blow the game open. Chadwick drove in the first run with a triple, and scored on a double by senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine). Verrier drove in Bernard before Thibodeau had the big hit driving a three-run homer over the left-field fence.

Chadwick scored on a double play in the fifth, and again in the seventh on Bernard’s sacrifice fly. Dexter’s solo home run in the eighth inning brought the 10-run rule into play.

Game Nine

With two outs in the ninth inning, Verrier singled and moved to second when Thibodeau walked. Glauser stroked a single to left field off tough-luck sophomore loser George Bent (Barnstable, Mass.) to bring Verrier around with the go ahead run.

USM junior right-hander Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine), who came on in relief in the third inning, was able to work out of a jam in the bottom of the ninth to preserve his fourth win of the season. Richards pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings giving up five hits and three walks while striking out six.

Chadwick provided the Huskies with their first two runs against UMD hitting solo home runs. Chadwick, who has four home runs in the tournament, and Glauser were the only repeat hitters for the Huskies.

Junior George Agostini (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth) led the Corsairs’ 10-hit attack with three singles. Junior Cory DeMedeiros (Fall River, Mass./Durfee) and classmate Ben Monteiro (Swansea, Mass./Case) had two hits apiece. Bent went 8.2 innings limiting the Huskies to seven hits and one walk while striking out three.

UMD took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on RBI hits from Agostini and Monteiro. Junior Ryan Medeiros (Acushnet, Mass./New Bedford) doubled with one out and scored when Agostini followed with a single. A DeMedeiros single ended the night for USM rookie starting pitcher Zack Bean (Westbrook, Maine) and brought Richards to the mound. Richards got the first batter before Monteiro singled in Agostini.

Chadwick quickly chopped a run off the deficit with a one-out homer in the fourth, and tied the game with a leadoff round tripper in the sixth.



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Little East Conference Tournament - Game 10

Eastern Connecticut Downs Southern Maine 6-5 to Win LEC Crown

MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Senior Gavin Lavallee’s (New Milford, Conn.) seventh-inning solo home run proved to be the difference as the top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors defeated the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies, 6-5, in the championship game of the 2014 Little East Conference Championship Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.

The win was the 10th straight for the Warriors (32-7) who will receive the LEC’s automatic berth into the 2014 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Tournament that begins next week with eight regional tournaments. The Warriors were unbeaten in the tournament winning four straight games to take home their first title since 2009, and their eighth in the 18-year history of the LEC championship.

The Huskies (31-12), who came through the elimination bracket with two wins on Friday needed to defeat the Warriors twice on Saturday to win their third straight LEC tournament title. The Huskies will await Monday’s NCAA tournament field announcement for a possible at-large berth. The NCAA regional tournament will begin on Wednesday at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass.

Lavallee drove a pitch from sophomore left-hander Dan Kinnon (Londonderry, N.H.) over the left-field fence with two outs in the seventh to give the Warriors a 6-4 edge at the time. The homer was Lavallee’s third of the season.

USM cut the margin to one in the bottom half of the frame as junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) led off with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering). Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) delivered Glauser with a sacrifice fly to right field.

The Huskies dodged a bullet in the eighth inning getting a double play to end the inning and keep the deficit at one. Senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) led off the ninth inning being hit by a pitch from sophomore closer Adam Merritt (Seymour, Conn.), and advanced into scoring position on a one-out passed ball. Merritt would prevail striking out the side to earn his sixth save.

The game opened with both teams scoring multiple times in the first inning. The Warriors plated three runs on RBI singles by senior Nik Ververis (Plainfield, Conn.) and Lavallee, and a sacrifice fly from junior Kyle Hart (Guilford, Conn.).

USM struck right back putting four runs up on the board. Senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) doubled home two runs and would tie the score on a double by senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine). Senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass.) put the Huskies ahead 4-3 with a two-out double to score Bernard.

Eastern Connecticut took the lead for good scoring twice in the fourth inning. Senior Brendan Lynch (Wethersfield, Conn.) brought in the tying run with a sacrifice fly, and Ververis brought home junior Corey Keane (Tolland, Conn.) with the go ahead run with a single up the middle.

Tournament Most Outstanding Player Mike Vaccarelli (Wolcott, Conn.), Keane, Ververis and Lavallee had two hits apiece for the Warriors. Senior right-hander Pat Barnett (Windsor, Conn.) went eight innings to pick up his seventh win of the season against no losses. Barnett allowed five runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out two.

Dexter was the Huskies’ lone hitter with two hits. Five of the Huskies’ eight hits were doubles. Sophomore right-hander Ryan Browner (Georgetown, Mass.), the second of four hurlers used by USM, was tagged with his first loss of the season.



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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 11, 2014 5:26 am

Little East baseball: USM falls in league final
Eastern Connecticut ends Southern Maine’s bid for a third straight conference championship.
By Bob Birge

MANSFIELD, Conn. — After losing to UMass-Dartmouth on Thursday, the University of Southern Maine baseball team faced the daunting task of having to win four games in two days to claim its third consecutive Little East Conference championship. USM stayed alive with two wins Friday but couldn’t complete its journey out of the loser’s bracket, as top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State dethroned the Huskies with a 6-5 victory Saturday at Eastern Baseball Stadium...

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