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Re: USM Baseball:

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:35 am
by Tom Nolette
Huskies’ Baseball To Host Clinics in February and March

GORHAM, Maine – The University of Southern Maine Huskies’ baseball team and coaching staff, led by Ed Flaherty, will be hosting a pair of clinics during the months of February and March. The Huskies’ 25th Annual Winter Clinic will be held on Sunday, February 22 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and the Huskies’ Advanced Clinic will be held on Saturday, March 7 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Both clinics will be hosted in the Costello Sports Complex Fieldhouse on the Gorham Campus of the University of Southern Maine.

The 25th Annual Winter Clinic is geared towards players in grades 3 – 8. Coach Flaherty will give a short presentation on what it takes to be successful in baseball that will include topics such as skill development, work ethic, academics and social development. Players will then participate in a series of drilling stations that teach the fundamentals of hitting, base running, pitching, infield play and outfield play. Players should wear appropriate attire, including sneakers and bring their own playing equipment. The fee for the 25th Annual Winter Clinic is $50.

The Huskies’ Advanced Clinic is for serious players in grades 9-12 with aspirations to play intercollegiate baseball. The Huskies’ Advanced Clinic will be limited to 40 participants. The morning session will include pitching, hitting and defensive play along with testing of running speed and arm strength. The afternoon session will consist of games in the spacious USM fieldhouse. Position players will receive at least two live plate appearances and pitchers will throw a minimum of one inning. Players will be evaluated and given feedback. The fee for the Huskies’ Advanced Clinic is $100. Players should wear appropriate attire, including sneakers and should pack a lunch.



One of the nation’s elite Division III program, the Huskies’ baseball team advanced to the NCAA Division III World Series in back-to-back seasons after winning the NCAA Division III New England Regional in 2013 and 2014. After finishing as national runners-up in 2013, USM finished fourth in 2014 with an overall record of 37-15. Coach Ed Flaherty will begin his 30th season at the helm of the Huskies. He has a career record of 879-394-4.

For more information on either clinic contact Huskies’ head coach Ed Flaherty at (207) 780-5474. Registration Materials can be found online: http://southernmainehuskies.com/fanZone/clinics



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