Coach Ed Flaherty and his University of Southern Maine Huskies will play in Saturday's Little East Conference championship game after beating UMass Dartmouth 9-2.

The Huskies are 3-0 in the LEC tournament(30-12 overall) and need just one more win to gain the conference title and get the automatic bid to a NCAA regional.

Freshman OF Devin Warren had three hits and three RBI to lead USM.

Sam Dexter, Paul McDonough and Nick DiBiase all had two hits for the Huskies.

Andrew Richards pitched six innings of one-run ball to get his 10th win of the year. He now has a win and two saves in the conference tournament.

The Huskies will play either Eastern Connecticut or UMass Boston for the championship.

U of Southern Maine         9     12     0

UMass Dartmouth            2      7      1