For a record 10th time in the 23 years of Little East Conference baseball, University of Southern Maine coach Ed Flaherty has been name Coach of the Year.

Flaherty and his Huskies won the LEC regular season title with a 14-2 record (34-7 overall). His 1,038 career wins is fifth in the nation among D-III active coaches.

USM's junior pitcher Ben Lambert is the LEC Pitcher of the Year. He is 9-0 with a 1.14 ERA. Hitters are batting just .182 against Lambert.

First Team All-Conference

First BaseDavis MikellJr.Castleton
Second BaseJake DexterSr.Southern Maine
ShortstopAndrew OlszakJr.Southern Maine
Third BaseMike KnellJr.UMass Dartmouth
CatcherErik MerrillJr.Western Connecticut
Designated HitterKyle BoudriasSr.UMass Boston
OutfieldJosh GouletSr.Plymouth State
OutfieldNick HerzogSr.UMass Boston
OutfieldZach QuintalSr.Southern Maine
PitcherBen LambertJr.Southern Maine
PitcherMike WebbJr.Rhode Island College
Relief PitcherBobby TramondozziSr.UMass Boston


Second Team All-Conference

First BaseTyler WalshSr.Rhode Island College
Second BaseNate VigeantJr.Rhode Island College
ShortstopCharlie HuegiSr.UMass Boston
Third BaseAndrew HillierJr.Southern Maine
CatcherMatt MalcomFr.Eastern Connecticut
Designated PlayerDylan HapworthJr.Southern Maine
OutfieldSam TroianoSo.Southern Maine
OutfieldNate TellierJr.UMass Dartmouth
OutfieldLuke BroadhurstSo.Eastern Connecticut
PitcherTyler ArrudaSo.UMass Boston
PitcherMatt CroninSr.UMass Dartmouth
Relief PitcherJake DexterSr.Southern Maine

NOTE: USM hosts a four-team NCAA Regional beginning Friday with a game vs New England College The regional winner moves on to a best-of-three Super Regional next weekend.

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