2012 Salisbury Baseball News

June 25, 2012
Salisbury places 181 on 2011-12 CAC All-Academic Team to lead league
Salisbury University placed 181 student-athletes on the 2011-12 Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team to lead the league in selections, the conference announced on Tuesday.

June 21, 2012
Bennett, Fleetwood earn ECAC Division III Baseball South Region honors
Salisbury University senior catcher Tyler Bennett was named an ECAC Division III Baseball South Second Team All-Star and Head Coach Doug Fleetwood earned ECAC Division III Baseball South Coach of the Year, the league announced on Thursday.

June 4, 2012
SU finishes 2012 ranked 10th, 11th in baseball polls
The Salisbury University baseball team finished the 2012 season ranked 10th in the American Baseball Coaches Association and 11th in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers/D3baseball.com final polls, announced on Monday.

May 28, 2012
Root, Bennett, Connor named to ABCA All-South Region Team
Three Salisbury University baseball players were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-South Region Team, the organization announced on Monday.

May 19, 2012
Salisbury falls to Christopher Newport in regional championship game, 12-3
Christopher Newport University’s Steven Keener hit two home runs in the NCAA Newport News Regional final, helping the top seed and regional-host Captains to a 12-3 win over the Salisbury University baseball team on Saturday at Captains Park.

May 18, 2012
Collacchi leads Salisbury past Messiah to stay alive, 9-3, in NCAA regional
Freshman right-hander Brett Collacchi pitched his first collegiate complete game and the second-seeded Salisbury University baseball team exploded for five runs in the first inning on its way to a 9-3 elimination-game win over sixth-seeded Messiah College Friday morning in the NCAA Newport News Regional at Captains Park.

May 18, 2012
Hoffman’s 12 1/3-inning performance lifts Salisbury to 2-1 win over Shenandoah in 14
Senior right-hander Jeff Hoffman pitched 12 1/3 innings and sophomore Johnny Schiotis scored the winning run in the 14th inning as the second-seeded Salisbury University baseball team outlasted third-seeded Shenandoah University, 2-1, in a game for the ages ay NCAA Newport News Regional Friday night at Captains Park.

May 18, 2012
Four Salisbury players named to D3Baseball.com All-South Team
Four Salisbury University baseball players have been named to the inaugural D3Baseball.com All-South Team, the website announced on Friday.

May 17, 2012
Salisbury falls to Shenandoah, 6-1; plays Messiah Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Third-seeded Shenandoah University scored four runs in the seventh to break open a 2-1 game and defeat the second-seeded Salisbury University baseball team, 6-1, in the second game of the NCAA Newport News Regional at Captains Park on Thursday.

May 16, 2012
Salisbury tops Lynchburg, 7-2, in NCAA opener
Junior right-hander Andrew Levy pitched a two-hit complete game and sophomore Joey Jones went 3-for-3 with three RBIs as the second-seeded Salisbury University baseball team defeated fifth-seeded Lynchburg College, 7-2, in a first-round game in the NCAA Newport News Regional at Captains Park on Wednesday.

May 15, 2012
Salisbury up to No. 4 in ABCA poll, still No. 5 in D3Baseball.com poll
The Salisbury University baseball team moved up to No. 4 in the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll and remained at No. 5 in the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

May 15, 2012
Salisbury to face Lynchburg in NCAA Newport News Regional Wednesday
The No. 4-ranked Salisbury University baseball team, the second seed in the NCAA Newport News Regional, takes on fifth-seeded Lynchburg College on Wednesday at 1 p.m., in a first-round game at Christopher Newport University's Captains Park.

May 14, 2012
SU earns 13th straight NCAA berth; headed to Newport News regional
The Salisbury University baseball team is headed to the NCAA tournament as the Sea Gulls travel to Newport News, Va., to face Lynchburg College as the No. 2 seed in the south regional on Wednesday at 1 p.m., at Captain Park in regional action, beginning their run toward a second straight NCAA College World Series appearance.

May 10, 2012
Fleetwood named CAC Coach of the Year for ninth time; Four players gain All-CAC honors
Salisbury University Head Coach Doug Fleetwood was named CAC Coach of the Year for the ninth time, leading a group of four players named to the 2012 All-CAC Baseball Team, the league announced Thursday.

May 8, 2012
Salisbury No. 5 in ABCA, NCBWA baseball polls
The Salisbury University baseball team is ranked No. 5 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll and D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

May 4, 2012
Levy named to Capital One Academic All-District Team
Salisbury University junior right-handed pitcher Andrew Levy was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for baseball, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.

May 4, 2012
Salisbury-Montclair State baseball cancelled
The baseball game between No. 4 Salisbury University and Montclair State University, scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at Yogi Berra Stadium, has been cancelled.

May 3, 2012
Staten Island-Salisbury baseball doubleheader cancelled
The Salisbury University baseball team’s doubleheader against the College of Staten Island, scheduled for Saturday at the SU Baseball Field, has been cancelled.

May 1, 2012
Salisbury No. 4 in ABCA, NCBWA baseball polls
The Salisbury University baseball team is ranked No. 4 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll and D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

April 30, 2012
Hoffman, Gentry lead No. 3 Salisbury over Johns Hopkins on Senior Day, 11-6
Senior right-hander Jeff Hoffman pitched seven innings of five-hit ball and junior left fielder Nick Gentry went 3-for-3 with a career-high four RBIs as the No. 3 Salisbury University baseball team defeated Johns Hopkins University, 11-6, on Senior Day at the SU Baseball Field Monday.

April 28, 2012
Salisbury defeats Stevenson, 8-6, for 10th CAC baseball title
The top-seeded and third-ranked Salisbury University baseball team claimed its 10th Capital Athletic Conference championship with an 8-6 win over fifth-seeded Stevenson University at the SU Baseball Field on Saturday.

April 24, 2012
Bennett earns D3baseball.com Team of the Week honors for second time
Salisbury University senior catcher Tyler Bennett has been named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week, the website announced on Tuesday.

April 24, 2012
Salisbury remains No. 3 in ABCA poll, drops to No. 6 NCBWA poll
The Salisbury University baseball team remained at No. 3 in the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll and slipped to No. 6 D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

April 21, 2012
SU takes two to advance to CAC championship game; Fleetwood wins 400th in opener
The top-seeded and third-ranked Salisbury University baseball team won a pair of elimination games in the Capital Athletic Conference on Saturday at the SU Baseball Field, the first an 11-10 victory over York (Pa.) College for Head Coach Doug Fleetwood’s 400th career win and the second a 11-4 complete-game win against Wesley College from junior Andrew Levy, to advance to the championship game.

April 20, 2012
SU falls to Frostburg State in CAC tournament, 9-7; faces York Saturday at 9 a.m.
Frostburg State University scored five runs in the third inning to erase a 2-1 lead for No. 3 Salisbury University and held off a late charge to defeat the Sea Gulls, 9-7, in the second round of Capital Athletic Conference tournament at the SU Baseball Field on Friday.

April 17, 2012
Salisbury baseball No. 3 in ABCA poll, No. 5 NCBWA poll
The Salisbury University baseball team held at No. 3 in the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll but slipped to No. 5 in the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

April 17, 2012
Three-run seventh lifts No. 3 Salisbury over St. Mary’s in CAC tournament, 6-3
The No. 3 Salisbury University baseball team scored three runs in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and held on to top St. Mary’s (Md.) College, 6-3, in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament at the SU Baseball Field on Tuesday.

April 14, 2012
Walk-off wild pitch seals series, doubleheader with Stevenson for No. 3 SU
Senior pinch runner Nick Walls scored on a wild pitch, capping a three-run seventh inning as the No. 3 Salisbury University baseball team completed a 4-3 comeback in walk-off fashion to claim a series and doubleheader sweep of Stevenson University at the SU Baseball Field on Saturday.

April 13, 2012
No. 3 Salisbury tops Stevenson, 5-3
Senior Chris Connor went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks and two runs driven in to lead the No. 3 Salisbury University baseball team to a 5-3 win over Stevenson University in Capital Athletic Conference action at the SU Baseball Field on Friday.

April 10, 2012
Salisbury keeps climbing to No. 3 in baseball polls
The Salisbury University baseball team moved to No. 3 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll and the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

April 10, 2012
Salisbury-Christopher Newport baseball to be made up May 3
The baseball game between Salisbury University and Christopher Newport University postponed from March 21 will be made up on May 3 at 2 p.m., at Captains Park.

April 9, 2012
Messiah steals 6-3 win at No. 4 Salisbury with four-run ninth
Messiah College rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning to upset the No. 4 Salisbury University baseball team, 6-3, at the SU Baseball Field on Monday.

April 7, 2012
Baseball splits with York, clinches top spot in CAC tournament
The No. 4 Salisbury University baseball team earned a split of its doubleheader at York (Pa.) College on Saturday, earning their 12th Capital Athletic Conference victory of the season and with it clinching the top seed in the CAC tournament, which is slated to begin on Tuesday, April 17.

April 6, 2012
Sea Gulls score early runs, hold on for 3-2 win at York
The No. 4 Salisbury University baseball team climbed within one victory of clinching the top seed in the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference tournament with a 3-2 victory at York (Pa.) College on Friday.

April 4, 2012
Hoffman fires career-high seven shutout innings; No. 4 SU tops Catholic, 11-1
Senior right-hander Jeff Hoffman pitched a career-high seven shutout innings and classmate Tyler Bennett went 3-for-4 with two runs driven in and one scored as the No. 4 Salisbury University baseball team defeated the Catholic University of America, 11-1, at the SU Baseball Field on Wednesday.

April 3, 2012
SU plays Delmarva tough, falling, 2-1, in third meeting with Orioles affiliate
For the third straight season, the Salisbury University baseball team put forth a strong showing against the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, in exhibition action on Tuesday, falling, 2-1, in front of 2,241 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

April 3, 2012
Salisbury up to No. 4 in baseball polls
The Salisbury University baseball team moved to No. 4 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll and the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

April 2, 2012
Salisbury-York baseball doubleheader adjusted to noon start
The Salisbury University baseball doubleheader at York (Pa.) College on Saturday, April 7 has been pushed up and will now begin at noon at Jaquet Field.

April 2, 2012
O’Neill named CAC Baseball Player of the Week
Salisbury University sophomore shortstop Ken O’Neill has been named CAC Baseball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

April 1, 2012
No. 5 Salisbury picks up 7-2 win over Immaculata
Sophomore Ken O’Neill led a group of four Salisbury University baseball players with at least two hits, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored and senior Devin Gardner pitched four innings of shutout relief as the fifth-ranked Sea Gulls defeated Immaculata University, 7-2, at the SU Baseball Field on Sunday.

March 29, 2012
No. 5 Salisbury falls to No. 3 Christopher Newport, 4-2, in 10 innings
Christopher Newport University’s Ben Lenda lined a single to right field with runners on first and second, scoring Luke Saunders to break a 2-2 tie in the top of the 10th inning as the third-ranked Captains edged the No. 5 Salisbury University baseball team, 4-2, at the SU Baseball Field on Thursday.

March 28, 2012
No. 5 Salisbury tops Virginia Wesleyan on road, 8-2, for ninth straight win
The No. 5 Salisbury University baseball team extended its winning streak to nine games with an 8-2 win at Virginia Wesleyan College on Wednesday.

March 27, 2012
SU baseball set to take on Delmarva Shorebirds April 3 for third straight year
For the third season, the Salisbury University baseball team will take its game to the professional ranks, heading across town to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium to take on the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, in an exhibition game. The contest is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 3; first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

March 27, 2012
SU climbs to No. 5 in baseball polls
The Salisbury University baseball team moved to No. 5 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Poll and the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

March 27, 2012
No. 5 Salisbury completes sweep of St. Mary’s, 9-1
Senior Chris Connor hit a three-run home run to right field to highlight a six-run eighth inning and freshman Brett Collacchi threw six innings of three-hit ball as the No. 5 Salisbury University baseball team completed a sweep of St. Mary’s (Md.) College, 9-1, at the SU Baseball Field on Tuesday.

March 26, 2012
Root named CAC Baseball Player of the Week
Salisbury University sophomore center fielder Bill Root has been named CAC Baseball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

March 25, 2012
No. 7 Salisbury sweeps St. Mary’s; stretches win streak to seven
The No. 7 Salisbury University baseball team stretched its winning streak to seven games as the Sea Gulls swept St. Mary’s (Md.) College, 7-1 and 8-7, in a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader at the SU Baseball Field on Sunday.

March 24, 2012
Salisbury-St. Mary’s doubleheader postponed due to weather
The Salisbury University-St. Mary’s (Md.) College baseball doubleheader, scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m., at the SU Baseball Field, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

March 21, 2012
Bennett named to d3baseball.com Team of the Week
Salisbury University senior catcher Tyler Bennett has been named to the D3baseball.com’s Team of the Week, announced on Wednesday.

March 21, 2012
Salisbury-Christopher Newport baseball postponed
The baseball game between No. 7 Salisbury University and No. 3 Christopher Newport University, scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m., at Captains Park, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

March 20, 2012
SU baseball climbs to No. 7 in ABCA, NCBWA polls
The Salisbury University baseball team is ranked No. 7 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division III Poll and the D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 Poll, released on Tuesday.

March 19, 2012
Bennett named CAC Baseball Player of the Week
Salisbury University senior catcher Tyler Bennett has been named CAC Baseball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

March 18, 2012
No. 8 Salisbury earns 7-4 win at Mary Washington to sweep series
Sophomore Quinn Griffith batted 3-for-5 with a double and two runs driven in and classmate Bill Root was 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI as the No. 8 Salisbury University baseball team topped the University of Mary Washington, 7-4, to complete a Capital Athletic Conference series sweep at Dickinson Stadium on Sunday.

March 17, 2012
Levy, Bennett lead No. 8 Salisbury to doubleheader sweep at Mary Washington
Junior right-hander Andrew Levy pitched a three-hit shutout as the No. 8 Salisbury University baseball team defeated the host University of Mary Washington, 5-0, in the first game of Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader at Dickinson Stadium on Saturday.

March 16, 2012
Collacchi, offense help No. 8 Salisbury past Albertus Magnus, 13-4
Freshman right hander Brett Collacchi pitched six strong innings and Kyle Hayman and Joey Jones hit a combined 5-for-10 with five runs scored and four driven in as the No. 8 Salisbury University baseball team defeated Albertus Magnus College, 13-4, at the SU Baseball Field on Friday.

March 13, 2012
Salisbury-Christopher Newport baseball games flipped
The No. 8 Salisbury University baseball team’s upcoming games with fourth-ranked Christopher Newport University have been flipped on the schedule, Head Coach Doug Fleetwood made the announcement Tuesday.

March 13, 2012
SU up to No. 8 in D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 Poll
The Salisbury University baseball team rose one spot to No. 8 in the latest D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 Poll, released on Tuesday.

March 11, 2012
No. 9 Salisbury overwhelms Frostburg State, 16-4, to win series
Six Salisbury University baseball players collected multiple hits and four drove in multiple runs as the No. 9 Sea Gulls defeated Frostburg State University, 16-4, to win a Capital Athletic Conference weekend series on Sunday at the SU Baseball Field.

March 10, 2012
Nine-run fourth helps No. 9 Salisbury to split with Frostburg State
The No. 9 Salisbury University baseball team scored nine times in the fourth inning of the first game of a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader with Frostburg State University en route to an 11-2 win at the SU Baseball Field on Saturday.

March 8, 2012
Sunday baseball against Frostburg State moved to noon start
The Capital Athletic Conference baseball game between No. 9 Salisbury University and Frostburg State University on Sunday has been pushed up one hour and will now begin at noon.

March 7, 2012
Pitching dominant as No. 9 Salisbury blanks Apprentice, 20-0
Five Salisbury University pitchers combined for a five-hit shutout win over the Apprentice School, 20-0, in non-conference baseball action on Wednesday.

March 6, 2012
SU ranked ninth in latest d3baseball.com poll
The Salisbury University baseball team is ranked No. 9 in the latest D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

March 5, 2012
Root’s big day helps No. 6 Salisbury past Wesley, 9-4, to win series
Sophomore center fielder Bill Root went 4-for-5 with a career-high four runs driven in and one scored as the No. 6 Salisbury University baseball team pulled away from Wesley College for a 9-4 series-clinching win at Bob Reed Field on Monday.

March 4, 2012
SU salvages split at Wesley; Seven runs in seventh of game two gives Gulls win
The No. 6 Salisbury University baseball team scored seven times with two out in the top of the seventh to defeat Wesley College, 9-3, and salvage a split in a doubleheader to open CAC play at Bob Reed Field on Sunday.

March 2, 2012
Salisbury-Wesley baseball series pushed back to Sunday, Monday
The baseball series between Salisbury University and Wesley College, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Bob Reed Field, has been pushed back due to rain.

March 2, 2012
No. 6 SU scores 11 unanswered to defeat Washington College, 12-1
The No. 6 Salisbury University baseball team broke open a tie game in the fifth inning, scoring 11 unanswered runs on its way to a 12-1 win over Eastern-Shore-rival Washington (Md.) College at the SU Baseball Field on Friday.

February 28, 2012
SU climbs to No. 6 in D3baseball.com poll
The Salisbury University baseball team rose three spots in the first regular-season D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday.

February 28, 2012
Gardner named Co-CAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Senior right-hander Devin Gardner has been named Co-CAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

February 26, 2012
Adams’ walk-off single propels SU to 7-6 comeback win against New Paltz
Junior Hank Adams lined the first pitch he saw into left field with the one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, scoring classmate Nick Gentry to lift the No. 9 Salisbury University baseball team to a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the State University of New York at New Paltz at the SU Baseball Field on Sunday.

February 25, 2012
SU splits doubleheader with SUNY New Paltz
The No. 9 Salisbury University baseball team rebounded for an 11-3 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against the State University of New York at New Paltz after dropping a 1-0 decision in 11 innings in the opener at the SU Baseball Field on Saturday.

February 18, 2012
Schiotis, Bennett lead SU to doubleheader sweep at Gallaudet
The No. 9 Salisbury University baseball team collected 17 runs and 19 hits to sweep a doubleheader from Gallaudet University, 8-4 and 9-2, at the Riverdale Recreation Center on Saturday.

February 18, 2012
Sunday’s Salisbury-Cortland State baseball game cancelled
The Salisbury University baseball game against the State University of New York at Cortland, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m., has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

February 15, 2012
Three-run seventh lifts SU to 7-4 win over Virginia Wesleyan in opener
The No. 9 Salisbury University baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning to break open a 3-3 game and defeated Virginia Wesleyan College in the season opener for both teams at the SU Baseball Field on Wednesday.

February 14, 2012
Season Preview: Sea Gulls aiming for second straight College World Series in 2012
At the 2011 NCAA Division III College World Series in Grand Chute, Wis., Head Coach Doug Fleetwood asked a few questions of his Salisbury University baseball team, which won four consecutive elimination games in the regional at Millington, Tenn., to advance to the program’s third College World Series.

February 9, 2012
Fleetwood named MSABC College Coach of the Year
Salisbury University head coach Doug Fleetwood has been named the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches (MSABC) College Coach of the Year for his efforts during the 2011 season, the organization announced recently.

February 1, 2012
SU ranked No. 9 in D3baseball.com/NCBWA Preseason Poll
The Salisbury University baseball team is ranked No. 9 in the Preseason 2012 D3baseball.com/NCBWA (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association) Top 25, announced recently.

January 12, 2012
SU ranked No. 17 in College Baseball Newspaper preseason poll
The Salisbury University baseball team will enter the 2012 season with a top 20 national ranking as the Sea Gulls are No. 17 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll.

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