GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine will name its baseball field after veteran coach Ed Flaherty in an April 30 ceremony.

Flaherty, who is in his 31st season as the Huskies’ coach, has 941 career wins. The Huskies have played in the NCAA Division III World Series eight times, and won titles in 1991 and 1997.

Flaherty’s career record is 941-423-4 and includes 15 seasons with 30 or more wins. USM made 15 consecutive appearances in the Division III tournament from 1987-2001.

USM also will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1997 title. The team will be honored April 29 at an invitation-only event.

WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 4: The Warhawks (7-1) built a three-run lead and held off the Huskies (2-2) at Auburndale, Florida.

Wisconsin-Whitewater took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run single by Jordan Kuczynski. Southern Maine answered with a run in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Matt Bender, but the Warhawks added a run in the top of the second.

USM got a sacrifice fly by Sam Stauble in the fifth, but the Warhawks answered again with single runs in the sixth and seventh. Stauble and Kyle O’Connor added RBI singles for USM.

JohnS Hopkins sweeps COLBy: The Blue Jays (10-2) scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat the Mules (2-3) 7-4 in the second game of a doubleheader at Fort Myers, Florida.

Johns Hopkins won the opener, 13-3.

In the first game, Chris Festa had four hits, including a home run, and seven RBI for Johns Hopkins.

In the second game, Colby starting pitcher Sean McCracken allowed three runs on 11 hits in five innings.

Hamilton sweeps Bowdoin: The Polar Bears (4-6) managed just eight hits and were swept by the Continentals 3-0 and 6-0 at Auburndale, Florida.

Brandon Lopez had a double in the first game for Bowdoin.

In the second game, Dan DePaoli pitched a shutout, allowing four hits, striking out 10 and walking three.


BOWDOIN 3, MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 2: Melissa O’Toole hit a two-run homer in the second inning and the Polar Bears (5-4) held off the Trailblazers (0-9) at Clermont, Florida.

Allison Rutz singled in a run for Bowdoin in the fourth. MCLA scored in the fourth and seventh.

In a later game, Bowdoin lost to Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 8-7.

COLBY, ST. LAWRENCE SPLIT: Colby (2-2) built a five-run lead in the first game before holding on for a 7-5 victory, then St. Lawrence (5-1) went on to win the second game in five innings, 14-2.

In the opener, Kathleen Mason went 2 for 4 for Colby, including a two-run double, and Katie McLaughlin went 3 for 4.

In the second game, St. Lawrence scored in each of its four at-bats, including seven runs in the fourth.


BATES 17, ST. JOSEPH’S 4: Sydney Cowles, Melanie Mait and Avery MacMullen scored three goals apiece as Bates (4-3) defeated Saint Joseph’s (1-2) at Lewiston.

The game was moved up from Wednesday to avoid expected cold weather.

Kara Kelly had two goals and an assist, and Jackie Wilson and Elyse Caiazzo also scored for the Monks.