GORHAM, Maine – Husky leadoff hitter Andrew Olszak (Danvers, Mass.) and cleanup slugger Jake Dexter (Oakland, Maine) each logged three hits and three RBI to lead #3 Southern Maine to a 9-5 Little East victory over UMass Dartmouth at Ed Flaherty Field on Tuesday afternoon. Corsair senior Jack Harrington (Barnstable, Mass.) mirrored his opponents' performances to lead the visiting offense.
How it Happened
- The host Huskies scored in consecutive innings across the second and third, getting a Devin Warren (Smithfield, Maine) RBI triple to bring home Dexter before Dexter drove in a pair himself (3-0).
- UMass Dartmouth got on the board in the fourth via Harrington's run-scoring extra-base hit (3-1). Two innings later, he replicated his results from his last at-bat, this time pulling a double down the line to tie the affair (3-3). Later with runners on the corners, junior Mitch Baker (Braintree, Mass.) then whipped a ball to the hot corner that third baseman Andrew Hillier (Bangor, Maine) could not handle to allow the Blue and Gold to seize the lead (4-3).
- The visitors' advantage would be short-lived, however, as Olszak cleared the once loaded bases with a triple to re-take the upper hand in the home half of the sixth (6-4). A frame later, senior Zach Quintal (Eliot, Maine) put his squad up four with an infield single that plated Warren (8-4).
- Corsair junior Nick Andrews (Raynham, Mass.) kept his squad in it with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly to center that reeled in classmate Tucker Hetherman (Webster, Mass.) (8-5), but Southern Maine matched its opponent on Dexter's RBI knock in his next turn in the box (9-5).
Inside the Numbers
- The Corsairs move to 3-1 on the season against nationally ranked opponents, featuring victories against Keystone and UMass Boston while splitting its season decisions against the Huskies. On the year, the Corsairs are 12-17, 5-6 in the conference while Southern Maine improves to 24-5, 12-2 in the league.
- Southern Maine's top four hitters in the lineup totaled nine hits, six RBI, four runs, and a pair of walks.
- UMass Dartmouth junior Mike Knell (Dennis, Mass.) bumped his hitting-streak to eight (with hits in 16 of his last 17), with six contests being for multiple knocks. The third baseman has scored and logged an extra-base hit in each of his last four performances.
- Fellow corner infielder Harrington has also seen tremendous results at the dish in his last three contests, putting together a combined six hits, seven RBI, two runs, and two doubles since Thursday.
Head Coach Bob Prince's unit continues its busy week by travelling to #7 Babson tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Simultaneously, #3 Southern Maine battles Bates.
(Recap, photo by: Kyle Diangkinay '19, Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant)