SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University baseball team, following a 1-2 week, dropped eight spots in the latest D3Baseball.com top 25 poll, and 12 spots in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball poll, the organizations announced Tuesday.
Salisbury (13-6, 5-4 CAC) slid down to No. 15, with 261 points, in the D3Baseball.com poll following a win Friday against Marymount University and being swept by York College of Pennsylvania in a doubleheader on Saturday.
The same five teams are in the top five this week but in a different order, including a new No. 1 Linfield College regaining the top spot this week, as it claimed 12 first-place votes and 606 points. Linfield was in the top spot for the preseason poll and the first three polls of the season before dropping to No. 2 last week.
The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point jumped three spots to No. 2 this week, with seven first-place votes and 586 points. Trinity (Texas) University fell from the top spot to No. 3 but held six first-place votes and 577 points. For the third-consecutive week, Kean College checks in at No. 4, having garnered 531 points.
The University of Southern Maine dropped two spots this week to round out the top five and was awarded 525 points.
In the ABCA/Collegiate baseball poll, the Sea Gulls were awarded 222 points, good for the No. 18 spot.
The same five teams are in the top five as the D3Baseball.com poll, with Linfield on top with 11 first-place votes and 472 points. Trinity remains in the No. 2 spot, just seven points out of first.
Wisconsin-Stevens Point moves up two spots to No. 3 this week, having been awarded 442 points. Kean moves down a spot to No. 4, with Southern Maine coming in at No. 5, with 425 and 381 points, respectively.
The Sea Gulls look to get back in the win column on Thursday, traveling to take on Wesley College. The two teams met a week and a half ago at the SU Baseball Field, with the Wolverines taking the contest 9-5. Salisbury will be looking to split the season series with the first pitch of the contest scheduled for 3:30 p.m.