SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University baseball team picked up a 3-1 win against visiting No. 19 Catholic University of America on Wednesday afternoon at Sea Gull Baseball Stadium.
In the second inning, the Sea Gulls (7-4) drew first blood, scoring twice on one hit, a two-out, two-run double down the left field line by Jimmy Adkins, taking advantage of a pair of walks earlier in the inning.
Then in the third inning, Salisbury increased the lead, getting three walks before a pitching change with two outs brought in Catholic's (11-1) Sean Carroll. Scott Ardoin came up to bat with the bases loaded and drew an RBI walk to push the lead to 3-0.
The three runs were good enough for starting pitcher Austin Heenan, who worked six innings to pick up the victory, his second of the season. Overall, Heenan and Connor Reeves combined to go nine innings allowing just five hits, one run, and toaling nine strikeout's.
Catholic got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning off a Brennan Cotter RBI single with two outs to cut the Sea Gulls deficit to just two. The Cardinals threatened the two-run lead in the top of the ninth with two runners on base but the fifth strikeout of the day for Reeves ended the threat and game.
Adkins ended the game 2-of-4 with two RBI while Jack Decker finished his afternoon with a team-high two runs scored while also going 1-of-2 from the plate.
Salisbury will be back in action on Saturday, March 17, hosting New Jersey City University in a game beginning at 1:30 p.m.