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USM Baseball:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:52 am
by Tom Nolette
Huskies look for next step with title in sight
Central Mainers hope to lead USM back to the college World Series.
By Gary Hawkins

Snow in the Northeast has already caused cancellation of one University of Southern Maine baseball game and two scheduled for this weekend are also in jeopardy. But the Huskies are sure to be playing by March 14 when they hit Florida and they’re itching to get started and take care of some unfinished business...

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USM Baseball:

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:51 am
by Tom Nolette
#3 Southern Maine Holds Off #8 Cortland State 10-9

AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- Seniors John Carey (South Portland, Maine) and Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) each went 2 for 4 with three RBI as the third-ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies held off the eighth-ranked SUNY-Cortland Red Dragons, 10-9, in a non-conference baseball game at Lake Myrtle Park #3 Friday afternoon.

The win was the third straight for the Huskies who open the season 3-0, and their first against the Red Dragons in four tries dating back to 1997. The Red Dragons had their four-game winning streak stopped and slipped to 9-3 overall.

Carey and Chadwick had a single and double to lead the Huskies' 13-hit attack. Rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) chipped in three singles, and junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) had a double and a triple and scored three times. Senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) hit a solo home run.

Senior Michael DeCarr (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) paced the Red Dragons going 2 for 5 with four RBI. Senior Bryan Marotta (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) had four singles to lead all hitters.

USM sophomore right-hander Shyler Scates (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) picked up his second win of the season going five-plus innings. Scates allowed five hits and three runs while striking out five. Chadwick pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his first save.

Senior righty Steve Kimmelman (Riverhead, N.Y.) no-hit the Huskies through the first four innings before the surrendering six runs on four hits and three walks in 4.1 innings. Kimmelman, the first of four Cortland hurlers, took the loss to slip to 0-1 on the season.

Scates and Kimmelman dominated the first four innings. Southern Maine scored a run in the third inning without the benefit of a hit. Cortland put up a single tally in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by senior Max Rosing (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side).

In the fifth, the Huskies sent 10 men to the plate to produce five runs, all coming with two outs. Glauser got the Huskies' first hit of the game with a triple to center field and scored on a single by sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee). After a walk to Carey, Chadwick chased home two runs with a double to left. Senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) brought home Chadwick with a double, and scored the last run on a McDonough single.

Glauser doubled and scored on a Carey single in the sixth the push the lead up to 7-1. Cortland struck back for four runs against Scates and junior Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine), highlighted by DeCarr's bases-clearing double, to cut the deficit to 7-5.

Verrier hit his first home run of the season in the seventh, and the Huskies added two runs in the eighth on Carey's RBI double and a Chadwick single to push their lead to 10-5.

DeCarr reached Richards for a one-out solo homer to trigger a four-run eighth-inning rally by the Red Dragons. Junior Vinny Bomasuto (Dunkirk, N.Y.) knocked in a run with a double, and senior Chris Jackson (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./Roy C. Ketcham) brought in a run with a sacrifice fly. Bomasuto scored the fourth run on an infield error before Richards got out of the inning.

Southern Maine takes on Rhodes College at Chain O Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Fla., on Saturday (2:30 p.m.). Cortland closes its seven-game Florida swing with a game against Clarkson University on Saturday (10:00 a.m.) in Leesburg, Fla.

HUSKY HIGHLIGHTS: Chadwick's double was the 40th of his career. He is the 16th USM player to reach that plateau. The senior OF/P is one hit shy of 200 hits for his career.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:46 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine Colleges: USM wins twice in baseball
The Huskies defeat Worcester State, 3-0 and 2-1.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Freshman Nick George pitched a one-hitter in his first start Thursday as the University of Southern Maine completed a doubleheader sweep of Worcester State with a 3-0 victory in nonconference baseball.The Huskies (7-2) won the opener 2-1 on a combined five-hitter by Tyler Leavitt and Andrew Richards...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:52 am
by Tom Nolette
Steve Solloway: USM baseball looks to reclaim magic of 2013
USM's success last year was unexpected.
By Steve Solloway

Forrest Chadwick is adjusting, thank you. He’s the University of Southern Maine hitting star who was so at ease last season playing alongside Tucker White and Nick Grady in their run to the NCAA Division III national baseball final...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:47 am
by Tom Nolette
College Baseball

Dexter Named to Team of the Week

GORHAM, Maine -- announced its Team of the Week for the week of March 24-30 on Tuesday and University of Southern Maine sophomore shortstop Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine) was among the 13 players named to the elite squad.

In four games last week, Dexter batted .529 (9 for 17) with seven runs scored, one double and four RBI. Dexter hit safely in all four games with multiple hits in three games. In the Huskies doubleheader sweep of LEC foe Rhode Island College, Dexter was 5 for 8 with four runs scored and an RBI.

With the big week at the plate, Dexter brought his batting average up to .339 with 15 runs scored, two doubles and 10 RBI. Dexter was selected as the Little East Conference Player of the Week earlier in the week.

Southern Maine, 10-4 overall and 2-0 in LEC play, will get back into action on Thursday (3:30 p.m.) when it travels to Salem State University. USM’s home opener today with Bowdoin College has been postponed to Friday, April 18 (4:00 p.m.) due to snow on the field at the USM Baseball Stadium.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:57 am
by Tom Nolette
Salem State Downs #5 Southern Maine 6-4

SALEM, Mass. -- The Salem State University Vikings struck for four runs in the first inning and never looked back to defeat the fifth-ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies, 6-4, in a non-conference baseball game Thursday afternoon at SSU’s Central Campus Baseball Field.

The win was the fifth straight for the Vikings, and their second in a week against a Top 25 team. The Vikings, now 12-10, knocked off #24 Wheaton College a week ago. The Huskies slip to 12-5 on the season.

The Vikings batted around in the opening frame against the Huskies senior starter Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) and junior reliever Alex Tobey (South Berwick/Berwick Academy) to score four times. Bernard hit the first two batters before issuing a walk that ended his day on the hill. Senior Brett Cahill (Gloucester, Mass.) greeted Tobey for a sacrifice fly that scored senior Ethan Trowt (Beverly, Mass.). An infield error brought home the second run, and a fielder’s choice by junior Ryan Beliveau (Lynn, Mass./St. Mary’s) scored the third run. Rookie Andrew Deloury (Andover, Mass.) brought in the final run with a double.

USM cut the deficit in half in the third inning as rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) and sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) had back-to-back RBI doubles.

Senior Mike Lamothe (Beverly, Mass.) gave the Vikings a three-run cushion in the home half of the third with an RBI single.

Senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) hit a solo home run for the Huskies, his fourth of the season, in the fourth inning to make it 5-3.

The game remained that way until the eighth when Salem State tallied an unearned run with two outs on an RBI single by senior Matt Burgess (Kingston, Mass.).

The Huskies got one run in the top of the ninth on an RBI triple by senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine). With the potential tying run at the plate, SSU reliever Mike Davis (Peabody, Mass.) got the final out to earn the save.

Dexter was the lone USM hitter to have multiple hits getting a double and a single. Senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine) had a double in the eighth inning to become the 25th player in school history, and the second this season, to reach 200 career hits. Bernard was tagged with the loss and drops to 1-3.

Sophomore Richard Fecteau (Newbury, Mass./Triton Regional) led the Vikings’ nine-hit attack going 3 for 4 at the plate. Burgess and Deloury had two hits apiece. Sophomore Matt Burnham (Lynn, Mass.) picked up the win going five innings allowing three runs on six hits and one walk while fanning three. Davis went the final four innings allowing one run on three hits and two walks. He struck out two.

Southern Maine is on the road tomorrow traveling to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for a Little East Conference doubleheader starting at noon. The games were moved up a day because of a poor weather forecast on Saturday. Salem State will host MCLA for a MASCAC twinbill on Saturday (1:00 p.m.).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:44 am
by Tom Nolette
USM Sweeps UMass Dartmouth 7-4 and 15-5

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) and sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) each had six hits as the University of Southern Maine pounded out 30 hits over two games to sweep the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 7-4 and 15-5, in Little East Conference baseball action Friday afternoon.

The doubleheader sweep lifts the Huskies record to 14-5 overall and 4-0 in LEC play. The Corsairs dropped to 6-10 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

McDonough and Dexter each had two hits and scored twice in the opening game. In the nightcap, the middle-infield duo had four hits apiece. Dexter has now hit safely in the last nine games and raised his batting average to 373. His first hit in the opening game was the 100th of his career. McDonough has a seven-game hitting streak and lifted his average to 351.

Sophomore Shyler Scates (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) earned the win on the hill in the first game while classmate Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) got the decision in the second game. Both are now 4-1 on the season.

Game One

The Huskies built a 6-1 lead over the first five innings, then staved off a Corsair rally in the eighth inning to take the win.

Dexter gave USM a 1-0 lead in the opening inning with a fielder’s choice that plated McDonough. McDonough led off the game with a double and advanced to third on a bunt single by senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine).

The Corsairs tied the game in the second on junior Cory DeMedeiros’ (Fall River, Mass./Durfee) RBI single.

McDonough and Dexter ignited a three-run outburst in the third inning to give the visitors the lead for good. McDonough singled to lead off the frame, advanced to third on Dexter’s one-out single, and scored on an outfield error. Dexter, who took second on the play allowing McDonough to score, came home on a single by senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine). Chadwick then stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error, and scored on senior Chris Bernard’s (Scarborough, Maine) groundout.

The Huskies tacked on two more runs in the fifth on an RBI double by Chadwick and an RBI single from Bernard making it 6-1.

The Corsairs closed the gap in the eighth inning scoring three times. Scates surrendered three straight hits to start the inning, the last an RBI double by sophomore Connor Shaw (Goffstown, N.H.). Junior right-hander Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine) came on in relief and got the next three batters as the Huskies traded runs for outs.

The Huskies added an insurance run in the top of the ninth before Richards got out of a jam in the bottom half of the inning to earn his second save of the season.

Scates worked seven-plus innings allowing four runs on nine hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out four.

Juniors Ryan Medeiros (Acushnet, Mass./New Bedford), Ben Monteiro (Swansea, Mass./Case) and DeMedeiros led the Corsairs’ 10-hit attack with two hits apiece. Junior southpaw Nick Fuller (Acushnet, Mass./New Bedford) worked eight innings on the hill and took the loss falling to 0-3 on the season.

Game Two

The Huskies had their hitting shoes on in the nightcap stroking 21 hits. In addition to McDonough and Dexter, Carey and junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) each had three hits. Senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) and sophomore Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering) each had two hits.

Leavitt, who threw a shutout last time out, worked 5.2 innings allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five to earn the win.

USM never trailed as McDonough led off the game with a double and scored on Dexter’s one-out single in the first inning. The Huskies picked up an unearned run in the third, and exploded for four runs in the fourth to make it 6-0. McDonough had a two-run single to start the four-run fourth, followed by RBI single by Carey and Dexter.

The Corsairs closed to within three, 7-4, with two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth. DeMedeiros drove in a run in the sixth with a single, and second run scored on an infield error.

Southern Maine turned the game into a rout with three runs in the seventh, and five more in the ninth. In the ninth, the Huskies had five consecutive hits that resulted in three runs before the Corsairs could record an out. Rookie George Tsonis (Peabody, Mass.) capped off the inning with a two-run, two-out pinch-hit single.

Juniors George Agostini (Rehobeth, Mass./Dighton-Rehobeth) and Alex Newton (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) and sophomore Matt Russell (Townsend, Mass./North Middlesex) had two hits apiece for the Corsairs. Senior starter Karney Boff (North Dighton, Mass./Dighton-Rehobeth) pithed six innings and was tagged with the loss.

Up Next

The Huskies will play a rescheduled game at Wheaton College on Sunday (1:00 p.m.). The Corsairs will host Plymouth State University on Sunday (11:00 a.m.) in a make-up LEC doubleheader.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:58 pm
by Tom Nolette
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Wheaton Wins 10th Straight, Downs #5 Southern Maine 9-5

NORTON, Mass. -- Rookie Joshua LaJoie’s (Somers, Conn./Avon Old Farms) single through the right side of the infield snapped a 5-5 tie as the Wheaton College Lyons rallied to post a 9-5 victory over the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies in a re-scheduled non-conference game Sunday afternoon at Sidell Stadium.

The win was the 10th straight for the Lyons and improved their record to 18-6-1 overall. The fifth-ranked Huskies dipped to 14-6. The two teams are scheduled to meet again next Sunday (1:00 p.m.) at USM.

Southern Maine rallied for three runs in the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead. Senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) slammed a two-run triple to right field driving in junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) and senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine) to tie the game and chasing Wheaton rookie starting pitcher Jack Fant (Independence, Va.) from the hill. Senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) greeted sophomore reliever Jared Clement (Wrentham, Mass./St. Sebastian’s) with a single to bring home Chadwick and give the Huskies the lead.

In the sixth, junior pinch-hitter Mike Beneduce (North Kingstown, R.I./Moses Brown School) reached on a fielder’s choice, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on senior Kevin Foley’s (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) followed with a single. Foley took second on a ground out, stole third and scored when LaJoie grounded a single through the right side. LaJoie stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Junior Zach Bombard (Belchertown, Mass./Cathedral) singled to right to bring LaJoie home.

Wheaton added a pair of insurance runs in the seventh on Foley’s RBI single and a pair of Huskies’ errors.

Southern Maine opened the game scoring twice in the first inning on Chadwick’s RBI single and a Verrier sacrifice fly.

The Lyons came back with four runs in the second inning on a pair of two-run singles by LaJoie and junior Justin Peluso (North Reading, Mass./St. John’s Prep).

Carey led the Huskies offense with a double, two singles and two runs scored. Chadwick had a triple, single and three RBI. Senior left-hander Logan Carman (Exeter, N.H.), making his first appearance of the season, faced two batters and was tagged with the loss.

Foley led the Lyons 16-single attack with four hits. Sophomore Justin Silvestro (Waltham, Mass./BC High) had three hits and scored two runs. Bombard, sophomore Matt Lavanchy (Walpole, Mass.), junior Apolinar De La Cruz (Providence, R.I./Classical) and LaJoie all had two hits. Clement would hurl five shutout innings in relief allowing four hits while striking out three to pick up his first win.

Southern Maine is back in action on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) at Saint Joseph’s College. Wheaton will be on the road at the Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday (3:30 p.m.).


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:51 am
by Tom Nolette
Bernard Leads #8/#9 USM by Husson 10-3

GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) slammed three extra-base hits, including his second home run of the season, and had three RBI as the University of Southern Maine pounded out 15 hits en route to a 10-3 victory over Husson University in a non-conference baseball game Thursday afternoon at the USM Baseball Stadium.

The win was the second straight for the Huskies, ranked eighth nationally this week in the poll and ninth in the ABCA Coaches Poll, and improved their record to 16-6 overall. The Eagles, winners of their previous three starts and seven of the last eight, slipped to 10-9 overall.

In addition to his hitting prowess, Bernard picked up the win on the mound going five innings and allowing one run on six hits and three walks while fanning three. Five relievers combined to pitch the final four innings.

Senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine) had three hits, including a pair of doubles, for the Huskies. Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

For the Eagles, senior Dylan Foster (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee), sophomore J.T. Whitten (Waterville, Maine) and junior Kyle Bishop (Waterville, Maine) had two hits apiece. Sophomore starting pitcher Dan Whitney (Bethel, Maine/Telstar Regional) was tagged with his second loss of the season against one win.

Bernard put the Huskies on the board in the second inning when he jumped on a Whitney offering and slammed it over the left field fence.

The Huskies added two runs in the third when rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) lofted a home run over the left field scoreboard after getting a second life when his foul popup was dropped for an error. Carey followed with a double, moved to third on a Dexter single and scored on senior Forrest Chadwick’s (Gardiner, Maine) single to left.

The Eagles got one run back in the fourth doing all their damage after two outs. Bishop lined a single up the middle and moved to second when senior Josh Gaudette (Waterville, Maine) walked. Junior Brandon Gendreau (Brewer, Maine) looped a single into left-center field to score Bishop. Bernard issued a walk to junior Jordan Carter (Ellsworth, Maine) to load the bases, but got out of the jam striking out the next batter.

Southern Maine blew the game open in the fifth sending 10 men to the plate to score six runs. Bernard lashed a double down the left field line to chase home Chadwick with the first run. The bid blow in the inning came when junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) lifted his first homer of the season, a three-run shot, over the scoreboard.

Bernard knocked in Chadwick with a double into the left-center field gap in the sixth inning for Huskies’ 10th run.

Husson pieced together four singles in the eighth inning to score a pair of runs. Carter knocked in the first run with a slow roller to shortstop, and Foster drove in Carter with a base hit to left field.

Southern Maine is back in action on Saturday (12:00 p.m.) hosting Western Connecticut State University for a Little East Conference doubleheader. The doubleheader will be preceded by presentations to players from last season’s team that reached the NCAA Division III championship game. Husson is on the road for a four-game North Atlantic Conference series at Colby-Sawyer College this Saturday and Sunday.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:32 am
by Tom Nolette
#8/#9 Southern Maine Sweeps Western Connecticut 13-6 and 12-1 (7)

GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) went 5 for 5 with five runs scored and five RBI in the opening game as the University of Southern Maine Huskies swept the Western Connecticut State University Colonials, 13-6 and 12-1 (7 innings), in a Little East Conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at the USM Baseball Stadium.

Chadwick became the first USM player since Tucker White in 2012 to hit for the cycle in the opening game. Chadwick hit his first home run of the season the first inning followed by a single in third and a double in the fifth. After stroking another single in the seventh, Chadwick completed the cycle with a triple in the eighth inning.

USM sophomore starting pitchers Shyler Scates (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) and Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) each picked up their fifth wins of the season. Scates pitched into the eighth inning of the first game while Leavitt went six innings in the nightcap.

Game One

Led by Chadwick, the Huskies built a 7-0 lead over the first three innings. Chadwick accounted for both runs in the first inning with his two-run homer to left-center field. In the third inning, the Huskies sent 10 men to the plate to score five times. Chadwick brought in the first run with a single. Senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton) drove in the final two runs with a single.

The Colonials pecked away at the deficit over the next two innings scoring twice in the both frames. In the fourth, junior Alex Iglesias (Mohegan Lake, N.Y./Lakeland) drove in a run with a double and rookie Tré Gause (Brookfield, Conn.) chased in a run with a groundout. Senior Nick Briatico (Bristol, Conn./Bristol Central) hit a two-run homer in the fifth to make it 7-4.

The Huskies added a single runs in the fifth and seventh to push their margin to 9-4. Briatico led off the Western Conn. eighth with his second round tripper of the game, and rookie Gabe Felix (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./Ketcham) scored on an outfield miscue after Iglesias singled. That brought on junior right-hander Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine) who got a double play to end the inning. Richards retired the side in order in the ninth to earn his third save.

USM put the game away in the home half of the eighth with four runs. Chadwick had the big blow with his two-run triple.

Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) and senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) each had two hits for the Huskies. Briatico went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and three RBI to lead the Colonials. Inglesias, senior Jeff John (Trumbull, Conn.) and rookie Peter Nanos (Farmington, Conn.) had two hits apiece.

Sophomore Todd Lyons (Norwalk, Conn.) pitched a complete game for the Colonials. Lyons surrendered 13 hits while walking three and striking out nine. Lyons did not get a lot of defensive support as his mates made seven errors in the game.

Game Two

Leavitt provided the Huskies with strong starting pitching holding the Colonials to just one hit over the first four innings. The Colonials only touched Leavitt for two hits and an unearned run over six innings. Leavitt walked four and struck out five.

The Huskies reached two Western Conn hurlers for 14 hits. Bernard led the hit parade with a double and two singles. Rookie Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine), sophomore Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering), junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) and Dexter each had two hits.

Nanos had a bloop single over the mound in the fourth, and rookie EJ Lavoie (East Granby, Conn.) singled to left field in the fifth for the only Colonial hits. Sophomore starter Tyler Eastwood (Newington, Conn.) went 4.1 innings allowing 11 runs (8 earned) on 11 hits and two walks and struck out one. Eastwood dropped to 1-4 on the season.

The Huskies scored at least once in each of their six turns at the plate. Dexter, Chadwick and Bernard drove in runs in the first to stake Leavitt to a 3-0 lead. McDonough had an RBI single in the second to increase the lead to 4-0.

USM scored twice in the third on a wild pitch and a Bernard single. McDonough had an RBI triple in the fourth and scored on senior John Carey’s (South Portland, Maine) groundout. Carey would have an RBI triple in the Huskies’ three-run fifth inning.

Western Connecticut scored its lone run in the sixth to make it 11-1. Briatico walked and moved to second on an Inglesias groundout. Briatico would score on an infield error before Leavitt finished his day with a strikeout.

Up Next

Southern Maine is back in action Sunday afternoon (1:00 p.m.) hosting Wheaton College. Western Connecticut will host Keene State College in a rescheduled LEC doubleheader on Sunday (12:00 p.m.).