April 10, 2013

USM rolls in rivalry

GORHAM - Nick Grady went 4 for 5 with a triple, three RBI and three runs for Southern Maine on Tuesday in a 16-2 baseball win over St. Joseph's.

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Shyler Scates, a freshman for USM from Erskine Academy, was the starter against St. Joseph’s. Scates allowed one earned run in 41⁄3 innings.

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Center fielder Louie Vigars of St. Joseph’s keeps his eyes on the infield after coming up with a diving catch in the fourth inning.

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The Huskies (16-3) had four triples among 14 hits and stole eight bases as they extended their winning streak to 10.

Matt Verrier added two hits, two runs and four RBI, and Tucker White had a double, a triple, two RBI and four runs. Troy Thibodeau also drove in two.

The Huskies took control with three runs in the second and three in the third. Andrew Richards threw 22/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win, improving to 2-1.

Mike Pratt had the only RBI for the Monks (14-9).


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Sam Dexter of Southern Maine watches the ball heading to first base Tuesday, completing a double play after forcing Sam Butts of St. Joseph’s at second base. USM improved to 16-3 with a 16-2 victory at home against its rival.

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First baseman Mike Pratt of St. Joseph’s waits … waits … and keeps waiting for the ball to head back down. St. Joseph’s dropped to 14-9 with the loss.

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