1991 & 1997 NCAA Division III National Champions

Southern Maine Downs Scranton 13-3

Senior Nick Grady makes the play in the Huskies' 13-3 win over Scranton on Monday.
Senior Nick Grady makes the play in the Huskies' 13-3 win over Scranton on Monday.

            WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Freshman southpaw Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) pitched five innings of no-hit baseball to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 13-3 victory over the University of Scranton Royals in a non-conference game Monday afternoon.

            The win lifts the Huskies overall mark to 7-3.  The Royals dropped their third game in the last four outings to slide to 6-7.

            Leavitt allowed only two base runners, both being hit by a pitch, in his five-inning stint.  The 6-foot-2 left-hander, making his first appearance of the spring, mowed down the last 11 batters he faced, including five by strikeout, to pick up his first collegiate win.

            Senior John Carey (South Portland, Maine) continued his hot hitting going 3-for-5 with a double, triple and two RBI to pace the Huskies' 14-hit attack.  Carey is batting .591 (13 for 22) through six games on the Huskies' Florida trip.

            Senior Tucker White (Deerfield, N.H./Coe-Brown Northwood) also had three hits - a triple and two singles - and three RBI in the game.  Sophomore Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) and senior Nick Grady (Whitefield, Maine/Erskine Academy) had two hits apiece.

            USM jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two innings.  White ignited the three-run first inning with an RBI triple, followed by back-to-back RBI doubles from Grady and Carey.

            Then Huskies tacked on four more in the second on an RBI single by Glauser, a wild pitch, an RBI single by White and Carey's RBI triple.

            Southern Maine added two more runs in the fifth on a fielder's choice by junior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) and an RBI double from junior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton), and one in the sixth when Glauser scored on a two-out infield error.

            The Royals bunched together three singles in the sixth inning against junior right-hander Nathan Veilleux (Belgrade, Maine/Messalonskee), who came on for Leavitt, to break up the no-hitter and push across a run.  Senior Greg Monastra (West Chester, Pa.) picked up the RBI.

            Scranton, which finished the game with six hits, added two harmless runs in the ninth inning on a pair of bases loaded walks.  Sophomore starting pitcher Luke Sheehan (Bel Air, Md.), one of four hurlers used by Scranton, lasted just 1.1 innings and took the loss.

            Southern Maine will play a twin bill on Tuesday (2:00 p.m.) against Thomas College.  Scranton will play a doubleheader on Tuesday against Western Connecticut State University.

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