Salisbury baseball to travel to York for NCAA Regional

Salisbury baseball to travel to York for NCAA Regional

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 4 Salisbury University baseball team earned the fourth seed in the eight-team Mid-Atlantic regional of the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament, co-hosted by the Middle Atlantic Conference, York Revolution, and Sport York, and will begin play on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m., against fifth-seeded Mitchell College, the NCAA announced on Monday morning. The regional will be held at Santander Stadium in York, Pennsylvania.

The Sea Gulls earned a 29-4-1 record in the regular season and made a run all the way to the Capital Athletic Conference championship before falling to No. 2 Frostburg State University. SU is making its 21st appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its 16th consecutive.

Salisbury's game against Mitchell on Wednesday will be the first time the teams have met in their programs' histories.

No. 2 seed Alvernia University and eighth-seeded Penn State University-Berks are the two other teams that have yet to compete against Salisbury.

The Gulls have a 5-9 overall record against the No. 1 seed Kean University, most recently defeating the Cougars, 10-3, on May 28, 2011 in the College World Series.

SU has earned a 12-6 overall record against Johns Hopkins University, and has won the last five meetings, including an 11-4 victory over the Blue Jays this season. Salisbury has met Johns Hopkins in the NCAA tournament twice, falling to the Blue Jays both times.

The Sea Gulls have only faced sixth-seeded Misericordia University twice, notching a pair of victories over the Cougars in a two-game series on March 9-10, 2006 at the SU Baseball Field.

The team that Salisbury has competed against the most during its history is No. 7 seed Catholic University of America. The Sea Gulls sport a 42-13 overall record against the Cardinals, most recently defeating them 5-4 in a single-game matchup at the SU Baseball Field on April 4, 2014.

The winner of the Salisbury/Mitchell contest will move on in the winners' bracket on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., while the loser will play an elimination game on Thursday morning, also at 10 a.m.

The regional will continue until the weekend with the winning team advancing to the College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin next weekend.

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