USM Coach Closes In On 900 Wins
University of Southern Maine baseball coach Ed Flaherty goes for his 900th career win today when the Huskies play the Bates College Bobcats.
Yesterday, USM beat Colby College 7-5 which put Flaherty and his Huskies at the 20 win mark (20-9) for the 30th consecutive year.
Flaherty took over USM baseball in 1986 and finished 23-14 in that first season. Since then the Huskies have gone on to play in 8 Division III College World Series, including the past two years. USM won the national championship in 1991 and 1997.
Flaherty's overall record is 899-619.
USM is currently in a first place tie with UMass Dartmouth in the Little East Conference with 7-3 records. The teams will meet for two games on the last weekend of conference play.
The Huskies have spent the much of the spring in the top-25 in the national D3Baseball.com poll. This week USM is just outside the top-25 at #27.