MINNEAPOLIS – As the No. 5 Salisbury University baseball team gets set for opening day action of the 2015 NCAA baseball championship, senior Danny Breen landed on the D3baseball.com All-American third team, the organization announced.
Breen has been one of the top hitters for the Sea Gulls and in the nation this season. Breen has recorded a team-high .438 batting average this year, which is also tied for 21st in the nation. The Owings, Maryland native also leads the team in slugging percentage (.656) and on-base percentage (.503). Breen also has the second-most hits (56), doubles (10), and triples (3) on the squad.
The designated hitter was one of Salisbury's top performers in the Mid-Atlantic Regional of the 2015 NCAA baseball championship and helped the Sea Gulls win all four of their games to advance to their second-straight College World Series. Breen's strongest performance in the regional came against Penn State University-Berks, when he notched four hits, scored three runs, and tallied five RBIs to lead the Gulls to a 16-5 victory over the Nittany Lions.
Breen and the Sea Gulls now get ready to take on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, tonight, Friday, May 22, in their first game of the College World Series. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:45 p.m., eastern time.