May 17, 2013

COLLEGE BASEBALL: USM moves on in tournament

BY JAY N. MILLER Special to the Portland Press Herald

(Continued from page 1)

Huskies catcher Matt Verrier singled to left, driving home two runs, and took second on the throw. Breton got one out, but then walked Jake Glauser, which ended his stint. WNEC righthander Mike Lospinuso got out of the inning with two groundouts, but not before Carey scored to close the gap to 5-4.

Southern Maine took the lead with another rally in the top of the seventh. White led off with a single, but was erased on a fielder's choice. But when Bernard blasted a double to center field, Grady scored all the way from first base with the tying run. After another out, a Verrier fly ball handcuffed the Golden Bears outfield and Bernard sprinted home. The Huskies had their first lead with the unearned run, at 6-5.

Southern Maine chased Lospinuso in the top of the ninth, yet couldn't pad their lead. White led off and reached on an error. Grady then executed a perfect hit-and-run, rapping a single behind the runner into right field, as White raced to third base. After a popup, Lospinuso was replaced with Kevin Jefferis, who fanned the next two hitters.

Richards set the WNEC batters down in order in the ninth, but not before White had to make a dazzling running catch at the fence on a Buckley blast.

The Huskies 11-hit attack was paced by Bernard and Verrier who had two hits and two rbi apiece. Richards allowed just three hits over his four innings.

"We can't look too far ahead in this tournament," said Flaherty. "We just have to play the next game and go from there. We're just lucky we have so many guys who can play so many positions, and play them well. Now, we just want to hear that our shortstop Sammy Dexter is going to be okay. It seemed like flu symptoms, and we're hoping that's all it was."

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at KJonline.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)


Blogs

More PPH Blogs

High School Football 2013

Fall Sports 2012

Purchase Photos

Find more photos >>