SALISBURY, Md. – As the summer winds down, Salisbury University baseball players are earning honors for their play during the summer, with a pair of players earning all-star honors, and two others heading to the playoffs.
Scott Ardoin, a rising junior, played for the Maryland Red dogs of the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League and was one of the top hitters in the league, being named an all-star. In 20 games, he batted a team-high .324 with a pair of doubles, 10 RBIs and 11 runs scored. He went 7-for-7 in stolen base chances, as well.
Alex Lipman, who will be a senior in 2016, played in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League for the Herndon Braves and was named to the league's All-Star Game – one of three Herndon players to make the game.
Lipman appeared in 38 games during the league's regular season, batting .270 with two doubles and a pair of home runs while driving in 11 runs and scoring 20.
Pete Grasso, a rising junior, and Jeff Oster, a senior this coming year, are heading to the playoffs in the Coastal Plains League with the Asheboro Copperheads. Asheboro is the top seed in the West division, taking on fourth-seeded Lexington County, beginning tonight.
Grasso has played in 14 games this year, batting a team-high .349 with three doubles and a pair of home runs, while also pitching in eight games, starting four. On the hill, he has a 4.86 ERA in 16 2/3 innings, striking out 11 and walking eight.
Oster has come out of the bullpen on 11 occasions, to post a 4.26 ERA, while striking out 19 in 12 innings of work and allowing just seven free passes.