Few teams in New England were likely saying, “What if?” when the COVID-19 pandemic hit as much as Southern Maine.
Longtime head coach Ed Flaherty (Portland, Maine) had seven seniors on his roster looking to build upon the team’s 37-9 season — one win shy of tying a school record — in 2019. But the following season was canceled after just one game.
The Huskies were truly able to “run it back” this spring, welcoming back all of their veteran players and virtually the entire team that had its season end with two losses to New England College on home turf in the 2019 NCAA Gorham Regional.
Former All-New England starting pitcher Ben Lambert (Saco, Maine), shortstop Andrew Olszak (Danvers, Mass.) and outfielder Dylan Hapworth (Winslow, Maine) were among many known commodities on the roster, but no player stood out quite like second-year freshman catcher and designated hitter Cam Seymour (Saco, Maine).