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Huskies Host LEC Baseball Tournament

Huskies at bat

The University of Southern Maine baseball team, regular season champion in the Little East Conference (LEC), is hosting the 2012 LEC Baseball Championship Tournament that begins this morning, Wednesday, May 9, at the USM Baseball Stadium in Gorham.

The Huskies (23-16; 11-3) are the top seed and play sixth-seeded Plymouth State University (17-20; 5-9) in the opening game of the six-team, double-elimination tournament starting at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday.

The tournament continues through Saturday, May 12. The complete schedule is reprinted below.

Tickets for each day are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at the stadium.  For updates, call 780-5743 or check 
Southern Maine Huskies

Southern Maine comes into the tournament riding a seven-game winning streak.  USM swept a doubleheader from nationally ranked Eastern Connecticut this past Saturday to clinch its first LEC regular season crown since 2009.  Southern Maine has won or shared the LEC regular season crown seven times.  This is the sixth time in the 16-year history of the tournament that the LEC championship tourney has been played at USM.

The Huskies, who won the inaugural LEC championship in 1997, are seeking their first tournament championship since 1999.

Little East Conference

2012 Little East Baseball Tournament
Thursday, May 9th - Saturday May 12th
University of Southern Maine – Gorham Campus

Wednesday, May 9th  Game #1 - 9:30 a.m. - #1 So. Maine vs. #6 Plymouth State

Wednesday, May 9th  Game #2 – 12:30 p.m. - #2 Keene State vs. #5 UMass-Boston

Wednesday, May 9th  Game #3 – 3:30 p.m. - #3 Rhode Island vs. #4 Eastern Conn

Thursday, May 10th    Game #4 – 9:30 a.m. – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2

Thursday, May 10th  Game #5 – 12:30 p.m. – Winner Game #1 vs. Loser Game #3

Thursday, May 10th  Game #6 – 3:30 p.m. – Winner Game #2 vs. Winner Game #3

If Four Teams Remain After Game # 6 - the following procedure is observed
Friday, May 11th      Game #7 – 9:30 a.m. – Winner Game #5 vs. Winner Game #6

Friday, May 11th     Game #8 – 12:30 p.m. – Winner Game #4 vs. Loser Game #6

Friday, May 11th     Game #9 – 3:30 p.m. – Loser Game #7 vs. Winner Game #8

If Five Teams Remain After Game # 6 - the following procedure is observed
Friday, May 11th        Game #7 – 9:30 a.m. – Loser Game #5 vs. Loser Game #6

Friday, May 11th      Game #8 – 12:30 p.m. – Winner Game #4 vs. Winner Game #5

Friday, May 11th      Game #9 – 3:30 p.m. – Winner Game #6 vs. Winner Game #7

If Two Teams Remain After Game # 9, the following procedure is observed
Saturday, May 12th   Game #10 – 12 Noon – Winner Game #8 vs. Winner Game #9           

Saturday, May 12th   Game #11 – Same two teams if necessary 30 minutes following completion of Game #10

If Three Teams Remain After Game # 9, the following procedure is observed
Saturday, May 12th    Game #10 – 12 Noon – Winner Game #8 vs. Loser Game #9

  9:50 – 10:25             home batting practice

10:25 – 11:00             visiting batting practice

11:20 – 11:30             home infield

11:30 – 11:40             visiting infield

11:40 – 11:55             field preparation

11:55 – 12:00             introductions and anthem

Saturday, May 12th     Game #11 – Winner Game # 9 vs. Winner Game #10, 30 minutes following completion of Game #10