Ben Lambert and Jake Dexter combined for a seven hit shutout as the University of Southern Maine baseball team blanked Salisbury 1-0 at the NCAA Division III Regional in New York.

The victory puts (29-13) USM at 2-0 in the tourney and the Huskies are three wins away from making it to the D-III College World Series.

They will meet Swathmore College at 5:15pm in a matchup of the only two unbeaten teams left in the regional.

Friday night, Lambert and Dexter were spectacular on the hill. Lambert went the first 7.2 innings, giving up seven hits, two walks and struck out seven. He did throw 140 pitches. Dexter went the final 1.1 innings and recorded his 13th save of the year.

On offense, USM had only three hits but the lone run of the game came in the 7th inning on a two out double by Zach Quintal, scoring Kyle Heath.

SALISBURY (34-11) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
SOUTHERN ME (29-13) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 3 2

NCAA D-III REGIONAL  Auburn, NY

Thursday, May 17
GAME 1: (#5) Swarthmore 11   (#4) Baldwin Wallace 6
GAME 2: (#1) Cortland 5   (#8) Westfield St. 4 (10 inn.)
GAME 3: (#3) Southern Maine 3  (#6) Amherst 2
GAME 4: (#2) Salisbury 3  (#7) St. Joseph's (L.I.) 2 (10 inn.)

Friday, May 18
GAME 5: Baldwin Wallace 3   Westfield St. 2
GAME 6: Amherst 1   St. Joseph's 2
GAME 7: Swarthmore 3   Cortland 2
GAME 8: Southern Maine 1 Salisbury 0

Saturday, May 19
GAME 9: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7, 10 a.m.
GAME 10: Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8, 1:15 p.m.
GAME 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 4:30 p.m.
GAME 12: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 20
GAME 13: Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 12 p.m.
GAME 14: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 13, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 21
GAME 15: Same teams as Game 14 (if necessary), TBD