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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon May 12, 2014 8:32 am

USM Huskies:
Huskies' baseball is in the NCAAs! USM is the 2nd seed in the NE Regional.
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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon May 12, 2014 11:05 am

USM Receives NCAA Tournament At-Large Berth

GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine baseball team, 31-12 overall this season, is among the 56 teams selected to play in the 2014 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee announced the field today.

The Huskies received one of the 14 at-large berths (Pool C) available in the tournament field, and are the second seed for the eight-team, double-elimination regional tournament to be held at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass. Forty conference champions received automatic berths (Pool A) into the tournament, and two selections were reserved for Pool B. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is the regional host organization.

Regional tournament play gets underway on Wednesday. The Huskies will face Worcester State University in a first-round game starting at 8:00 p.m. The tournament will continue through Saturday.

The winners of the eight regional tournaments will qualify for the national championship tournament May 23-27 at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin.



Seeds for Regional host by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) at Whitehouse Field, Harwich, Mass.

1. Eastern Connecticut
2. Southern Maine
3. Tufts
4. Endicott
5. MIT
6. St. Joseph’s (Me.)
7. Worcester State
8. Mitchell





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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed May 14, 2014 5:51 am

Seven Huskies Picked for All-Little East Conference Team

Leavitt Named Top Pitcher; McDonough Tabbed Top Rookie

GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced its annual baseball awards and all-conference team Monday afternoon following a vote by the head coaches, and two members of the University of Southern Maine baseball team are recipients of major postseason honors.

The coaches selected sophomore left-handed pitcher Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) as the Pitcher of the Year while freshman infielder Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) was voted the Rookie of the Year. In addition to the two major awards, seven USM players were name to the all-conference team.

Voted to the all-conference first team along with Leavitt and McDonough were senior catcher Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills), senior first baseman John Carey (South Portland, Maine), sophomore shortstop Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) and senior designated hitter Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine). Selected for the all-conference second team was senior outfielder Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine).

Leavitt is the third consecutive USM hurler, and fifth in the 18-year history of LEC baseball, to receive the Pitcher of the Year award following Ben Ives and Logan Carman. Heading into the NCAA regional tournament, the southpaw has compiled a 7-3 record with a 2.62 ERA. Leavitt has worked 55 innings allowing 16 earned runs on 45 hits and 18 walks while striking out 39. Leavitt was named the LEC Pitcher of the Week on March 31 after hurling a five-hit shutout against LEC foe Rhode Island College. He shares the LEC lead for most wins

McDonough is the seventh Husky to be picked as the top rookie, and the fourth in the last five years. A two-time Rookie of the Week honoree, McDonough is batting .328 (57 for 174) with 47 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, two home runs and 28 RBI.

A two-time All-LEC first team pick, Verrier is hitting 321 (45 for 140) with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 37 RBI heading into the NCAA regional. He is the LEC leader in home runs and fourth in RBI

The LEC Rookie of the Year and first team All-LEC pick in 2013, Dexter followed up his standout rookie season with an even better sophomore season and a second straight All-LEC first team honor. Dexter is batting .376 (65 for 173), tops among the everyday players, with 13 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 28 RBI.

A fifth-year senior, Carey is making his second appearance on the All-LEC first team. The 2010 Rookie of the Year, Carey is batting .355 with 33 runs scored, 10 doubles, five triples, two home runs and 31 RBI. Carey is the 25th player to amass 200 career hits reaching that plateau with an eighth-inning double against Salem State University on April 3.

Moving up to the All-LEC first team this spring, Bernard is making his second appearance on the All-LEC team. The LEC Player of the Week on April 16, Bernard is batting .344 (55 for 160) with 20 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 42 RBI.

A four-time All-LEC pick and the 2011 Rookie of the Year, Chadwick is batting .321 (52 for 162) with a team-high 52 runs scored, 10 doubles, nine triples, five home runs and a team-leading 44 RBI. Chadwick presently leads the LEC in runs scored, triples, RBI and slugging percentage (.586). Chadwick became the 24th player in the history of the program to reach 200 career hits reaching that milestone with a second-inning single against Benedictine on March 16.

The Huskies, 31-12 overall, are making their third straight appearance in the NCAA regional tournament, and 21st all-time. The Huskies are the second seed in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament and will face seventh-seeded Worcester State University in the last of four games on Wednesday (8:00 p.m.).
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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed May 14, 2014 6:47 am

USM’s Chris Bernard a big hit in middle of lineup
The senior DH has helped the Huskies reach NCAA DIII regionals again.
By Mike Lowe

GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine has spent the entire season trying to get past the success of last year, when the Huskies came within two wins of a national championship. But finishing as a national runner-up also has been an incentive for the returning players. “It was probably the best experience I’ve ever had playing baseball,’’ said fifth-year senior Chris Bernard, a pitcher and outfielder from Scarborough...

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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 15, 2014 5:17 am

Southern Maine Opens NCAA Regional Downing Worcester State 8-4

HARWICH, Mass. -- Senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) had an RBI triple and a two-run homer to help the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies defeat the seventh-seeded Worcester State University Lancers, 8-4, in the final game of the opening day of play in the 2014 NCAA Division III Harwich Regional Tournament Wednesday night at Whitehouse Field.

The victory moves the Huskies, 32-12 overall, into the winners bracket to face third-seeded Tufts University in the last of four games on Thursday (8:00 p.m.). Tufts defeated sixth-seeded St. Joseph’s College (Me.) 3-1 to advance to the winners bracket. St. Joseph’s will play Worcester State in an elimination game Thursday (1:30 p.m.).

Bernard had an RBI triple to spark the Huskies’ four-run eruption in the third inning. He would hit his fourth homer of the season to cap a three-run sixth inning.

Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine) preceded Bernard’s triple in the third inning with a leadoff single, and had an RBI single in the sixth before coming around on Bernard’s round tripper.

Senior southpaw Logan Carman (Newfields, N.H./Exeter) went seventh innings on the hill to pick up his third win of the season. Carman allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three. Sophomores Dan Kinnon (Londonderry, N.H.) and Ryan Browner (Georgetown, Mass.) each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Junior Cody Osburn (Fair Oaks, Calif./Gilmour Academy) had two hits and an RBI for the Lancers. Junior Ben Libuda (Auburn, Mass.) pitched seven innings giving up all eight runs on 10 hits and four walks. Libuda struck out six.

The Lancers grabbed a 2-0 lead against Carman in the first inning on RBI singles by junior Zach George (Attleboro, Mass.) and Osburn.

Southern Maine cut the deficit in half in the second as junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) led off the frame with a single, and scored on rookie Matt Bender’s (Walpole, Mass.) double.

The Huskies scored four times in the third inning to take a 5-2 lead. Dexter led off the inning with a single and came around to score on Bernard’s triple to left center. Bernard trotted home when senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) doubled to left. Senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton) would reach on an infield single, and Bender walked with one out to load the bases. Sophomore Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering) stroked a single through the left side of the infield to score Verrier and Thibodeau.

Rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) opened the Huskies’ sixth inning with a double and advanced to third on a sacrifice. Dexter singled down the right-field line to drive in McDonough. Bernard hit the first pitch he saw from Libuda over the fence for an 8-2 USM lead.

The Lancers picked up a pair of runs in the seventh to trim the deficit to 8-4. Junior David Ruggiero (Peabody, Mass./Bishop Fenwick) drove in the first run with a groundout, and sophomore Dennis Duplessis (Marlboro, Mass.) scored later in the inning on a wild pitch.

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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 15, 2014 5:22 am

2014 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional Championship
(eight-team, double-elimination at Whitehouse Field, Harwich, Mass.)

Wednesday, May 14 (higher seeded team is the home team in first round)
Game 1 #4 Endicott 6 #5 MIT 4
Game 2 #8 Mitchell 4 #1 Eastern Connecticut 3 (11 innings)
Game 3 #3 Tufts 3 #6 St. Joseph’s (Me.) 1
Game 4 #2 Southern Maine 8 #7 Worcester State 4

Thursday, May 15
Game 5 #1 Eastern Connecticut (32-8) vs. #5 MIT (24-14) 9:30
Game 6 #6 St. Joseph’s (Me.) (28-14) vs. #7 Worcester State (25-16) 1:00
Game 7 #4 Endicott (31-14) vs. #8 Mitchell (24-12-1) 4:30
Game 8 #3 Tufts (34-7) vs. #2 Southern Maine (32-12) 8:00

Friday, May 16
Game 9 Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 7 9:30
Game 10 Loser of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 5 1:00
Game 11 Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 4:30
Game 12 Winner of Game 10 vs. Winner of Game 9 8:00

Saturday, May 17
Game 13 Winner of Game 12 vs. Loser of Game 11 12:00
Game 14 Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 13 4:00

Sunday, May 18
Game 15 Winner of Game 14 vs. Loser of Game 14 (if necessary) 12:00
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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 16, 2014 4:54 am

Southern Maine Edges Tufts 3-2

HARWICH, Mass. -- Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) scored go ahead run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to give the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over the third-seeded Tufts University Jumbos in a winners’ bracket game of the 2014 NCAA Division III Harwich Regional Tournament Thursday night at Whitehouse Field.

The win moves the Huskies (33-12) into a winners’ bracket game against Endicott College on Friday (4:30 p.m.). USM and Endicott are the final two unbeaten teams in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. The game is a rematch of last year’s two regional finalists. The Jumbos (34-8) will face an elimination game against fifth-seeded M.I.T. on Friday (1:00 p.m.).

Dexter led off the eighth with his third hit of the game, and moved to second when senior Chris Bernard’s (Scarborough, Maine) ground ball was misplayed for an error. After a strikeout, Dexter took third on senior Troy Thibodeau’s (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton) fielder’s choice. Thibodeau would steal second before junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) walked to load the bases. While facing senior pinch hitter Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine), Tufts junior Willie Archibald (Milton, Mass.) uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Dexter to score. Archibald regrouped after walking Chadwick to get out of the inning without further damage.

USM junior right-hander Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine) escaped a minor jam in the eighth, and a two-out, bases loaded situation in the ninth to earn his fifth win of the season against one loss.

In the Tufts’ ninth, Richards retired the leadoff hitter before junior Bryan Egan (Watervliet, N.Y./Shaker) reached on an infield single. Freshman pinch runner Harry Brown (Beverly, Mass.) moved to second on a wild pitch. After a foul pop to Thibodeau for the second out, senior Nick Cutsumpas (White Plains, N.Y.) reached on an infield error that prolonged the inning. Richards plunked rookie Tom Petry (Worcester, Mass./St. John’s) with a pitch to load the bases, but got junior Connor McDavitt (Holden, Mass./Wachusett) to ground into a fielder’s choice on an 0-2 pitch to end the game.

USM took a 1-0 in the fourth inning as three consecutive singles by senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine), Dexter and Bernard produced a run.

Tufts scored twice in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead. A two-out infield throwing error kept the inning alive for the Jumbos. McCallum brought home the first run with an infield single, and senior Wade Hauser (Palo Alto, Calif.) singled home the go ahead run. McCallum was cut down at the plate on a relay from Glauser to rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) to senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) to end the frame.

The Huskies equalized in the sixth as Carey reached on an error. Dexter advanced Carey with a single to left field. Verrier’s one-out fielder’s choice cut down Carey at third. Thibodeau then singled to center on a 3-2 offering to bring home Dexter with the tying run.

Dexter and McDonough accounted for five of USM’s eight hits in the game. Sophomore right-hander Shyler Scates (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) started on the hill and went 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs (both unearned) on eight hits and one walk while striking out one. Richards hurled 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief giving up only one hit while striking out two.

McDavitt, Hauser, Egan and Cutsumpas had two hits apiece for the Jumbos. Junior southpaw Tom Ryan (Walpole, Mass.) worked the first seven innings on the mound, but did not figure in the decision. Ryan allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while fanning five. Archibald took the loss to slip to 3-2 on the season.



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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 16, 2014 7:21 am

USM advances in Division III baseball regional
The Huskies beat Tufts to remain undefeated.
By Ken Castro

Shortstop Sam Dexter collected three hits and scored the deciding run for the Huskies.

“Sam can hit all pitches; he’s the fuel that gets us going, he makes the big plays in the field,” Coach Ed Flaherty said. “He’s just a wonderful kid to have when we get into these situations. To me he’s the best infielder in the nation. I’d like to see a better one.”

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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 16, 2014 7:21 am

FRIDAY’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Game 9: No. 6 St. Joseph’s vs. No. 8 Mitchell, 9:30 a.m.
Game 10: No. 3 Tufts vs. No. 5 MIT, 1 p.m.
Game 11: No. 4 Endicott vs. No. 2 USM, 4:30 p.m.
Game 12: Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 9, 8 p.m.
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Re: USM Baseball:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 16, 2014 8:40 pm

USM Baseball - NCAA Regional vs. Endicott - Recap

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NCAA Regional Tournament - Game 11

USM Downs Endicott 8-4, Advance to Championship Round

HARWICH, Mass. -- Senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) went 3 for 4, including his eighth home run of the season, to lead the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies to an 8-4, winner’s-bracket victory over the fourth-seeded Endicott College Gulls in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament Friday afternoon at Whitehouse Field.

The win moves the Huskies, the lone unbeaten team in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament, into the championship round needing one win to clinch their second straight, and eighth all-time, regional title. Friday’s game was a rematch of last year’s regional final. The Huskies’ third straight win improved their record to 34-12.

The Gulls slipped to 32-15 overall. They will await the winner of Friday night’s late game between St. Joseph’s College (Me.) and M.I.T. to play an elimination game Saturday (12:00 p.m.) for the right to face the Huskies in the championship round.

Verrier had a single, double and home run for his 11th multiple-hit game of the season. Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) and senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) had two hits apiece for the Huskies.

Sophomore left-hander Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) and junior right-hander Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine) combined on the mound for the victory. Leavitt went five-plus innings allowing three runs to pick up his eight win of the season. Richards earned a four-inning save, his seventh of the season.

Sophomore Cody Hall (Rutland, Mass./Wachusett Regional) had three hits and an RBI to pace the Gulls’ 14-hit attack. Senior Brett Holmgren (Middleboro, Mass./Coyle Cassidy) had a triple and a single, and seniors EJ Martinez (Brooklyn, N.Y./Poly Prep) and Tad Gold (Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.) each had a double and a single.

Senior Tyler Hill (Las Vegas, Nev./New Hampton) went the first seven innings on the hill for the Gulls allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits and one walk. Hill (4-4) struck out two.

Endicott grabbed the early lead with a single run in the first against Leavitt. Junior Harry Oringer (Dartmouth, Mass./Coyle Cassidy) singled with one out, stole second and scored on Holmgren’s single to left.

The Huskies responded with three markers in the second. Bernard and Verrier opened the frame with singles to put runners on the corners. Bernard scored on an infield error to tie the game, and Verrier would score on junior Jake Glauser’s (Goffstown, N.H.) groundout. Senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton) scored the third run on a wild pitch by Hill.

Martinez trimmed the deficit to one when he scored on Hall’s single in the home half of the second inning.

The teams traded runs in the sixth as Verrier hit a one-out, solo home run for the Huskies. Martinez had a leadoff double for the Gulls and scored on an RBI groundout by rookie Mike Kochiss (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe) to make it 4-3.

The Huskies added an insurance run in the eighth inning, and three more in the ninth to push their lead to 8-3. Glauser sparked the ninth-inning outburst with a leadoff double. He would score on a pinch-hit single by senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine).

Endicott scored a single run against Richards in the ninth when Holmgren hit a one-out triple and scored on Gold’s single. Richards settled down to get the final two outs on fly balls.



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