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NCAA Regionals in Harwich Another Big Hit  

The best pitching performance of the tournament was turned in by Southern Maine senior southpaw Logan Carman, who struck out five and fired a three-hit shutout in a 5-0 opening-day win Wednesday over No. 8 Daniel Webster/Photo by SportsPix
05/18/2013 10:14 AM

Article By: CCBL Public Relations Office

     HARWICH, Mass. -- For the seventh time in the past 12 years, the NCAA Division III New England Regionals are being played at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, home of the Cape Cod Baseball League's Harwich Mariners and the Monomoy Sharks (a cooperative team made up of players from Harwich and Chatham high schools), coached by the league's Steve Wilson.
 
 
     Through Day Three, games have been mostly competitive and low scoring, with nationally ranked (No. 15) and second-seeded Wheaton already sent home packing with its second loss along with Salem State, Daniel Webster, MIT and St. Joe's.
 
     Teams left standing include unbeaten upstart Endicott, No. 1 seed and 16th nationally ranked Southern Maine and Western New England.

     There are many Cape League sidebars to this regional, including the entire Wheaton assistant coaching staff ready to return to the CCBL sidelines this summer, and the many league and Mariners volunteers working the tournament, most notably Mary Henderson, Peg Rose, public address announcer Joe Malkin and Barbara "Mrs. E" Ellsworth of the Y-D Red Sox. 

Southern Maine head coach Ed Flaherty (Maine), who played for Chatham in 1975 and whose son Ryan Flaherty (Vanderbilt) played for Hyannis in 2006 and is now starting second baseman for the Orioles. Flaherty replaced the injured Brian Roberts, who played for Chatham in 1998 and whose father, Mike Roberts, is field manager for the Cotuit Kettleers. The Baltimore Orioles' manager is Nat "Buck" Showalter, who hit a league-leading .434 for the expansion Hyannis Mets in 1976 and is a member of the CCBL Hall of Fame/Photo by SportsPix
Three Eastern College Athletic Conference commissioners threw out the first pitch before the opening game of the NCAA Division III New England Regionals at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, a 5-2 win by Western New England over MIT. Among those pictured are new commissioner Dr. Kevin McGinnis, interim commissioner Steve Bamford and former Commissioner Robert M. "Scotty" Whitelaw, who was head baseball coach at MIT in the 1960s/Photo by SportsPix