SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University baseball team moved up in both national polls, this week, coming in at No. 16 in the D3baseball.com Top 25 poll and No. 17 in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III baseball poll.
The Sea Gulls picked up four wins this week for a perfect stretch, starting with a 5-4 extra-inning victory over Catholic University of America on Tuesday. SU followed with a 4-2 win on Wednesday over Capital Athletic Conference-foe Marymount (Va.) University, before sweeping Southern Virginia University on Saturday, 8-5 and 12-5, in a doubleheader.
In the D3baseball.com poll, Salisbury earned 224 points to move up one spot from No. 17 to No. 16 ahead of California Lutheran University by eight points.
Linfield College kept a hold on the No. 1 spot with 625 points and all 25 first-place votes. The rest of the top-five saw some movement, with No. 2 Webster University moving up one spot, No. 3 Concordia University-Chicago jumping from the fifth spot, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater moving into the top five at No. 4, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point falling to No. 5.
Salisbury earned 207 points in the ABCA poll to take the No. 17 spot, moving up from No. 19.
Linfield stayed at No. 1 with 480 points and all 16 first-place votes, while the remaining top five had changes in the ABCA rankings, as well. Webster moved to No. 2, up one spot from last week, while Trinity (Texas) University jumped into the top five from No. 6 to the third spot. No. 4 Wisconsin-Stevens Point dropped to No. 4, and Concordia-Chicago moved up to No. 5 to round out the top-five spots.
After the doubleheader over SVU, the Sea Gulls now look forward to the start of the CAC tournament. SU will begin with a first-round game against Wesley College at the SU Baseball Field on Wednesday; the first pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.