NCBWA/D3baseball.com Top 25, Week 2, 2009

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

MINNEAPOLIS – The Salisbury University team baseball remained No. 1 in the second regular-season D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Top 25 poll released on March 3.

Salisbury (11-1, 2-1 Capital Athletic Conference) received 16 first-place votes out of 25 and accumulated 601 points. Last week, the Sea Gulls jumped eight places from their preseason poll spot and claimed the top spot for the first-time in program history.

Trinity (Conn.), the reigning national champions, held onto its spot at No. 2 as the Bantams received eight first-place votes and 557 points. Johns Hopkins University (526 points) moved up one spot to No. 3 while Kean University (502 points) used four consecutive victories to jump three spots to No. 4. The top five was rounded out by Heidelberg College (468 points).

Salisbury was one of two teams from the CAC to be represented as St. Mary’s (Md.) College received votes. The Seahawks, who jumped out to a 9-3 start this season and 3-0 in conference, will host SU on March 25 before traveling to Sea Gull Field for a doubleheader on March 26.

SU is slated to play two teams that are ranked in the Top 25 and one team that received votes. The Gulls will travel to No. 20 Christopher Newport University on April 24 and then host the Captains the next day April 25 at Sea Gull Field. On April 28, Salisbury will travel to Baltimore and go up against No. 3 Johns Hopkins. The maroon and gold will close out their regular-season on May 6 with a home contest against Montclair State University which received votes in this week’s poll.

Salisbury is slated to next play on Friday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. as University of Mary Washington (3-3, 0-3 CAC) travels to Sea Gull Field for a key CAC game.

Rk School (first) Last Rec. Pts
1 Salisbury (15) 1 11-1 576
2 Trinity (Conn.) (8) 2 0-0 557
3 Johns Hopkins 4 0-0 526
4 Kean 7 4-0 502
5 Heidelberg 8 1-0 468
6 UW-Whitewater (1) 3 0-1 463
7 Texas-Tyler 5 10-3 413
8 Southern Maine 9 0-0 405
9 Chapman 11 10-4 378
10 Adrian 6 0-1 362
11 Eastern Connecticut 12 0-0 328
12 St. Scholastica 14 3-1 302
13 Wooster 10 1-1 267
14 Millsaps 16 12-1 254
15 Cortland State 13 1-3 224
16 Illinois Wesleyan 17 0-0 217
17 Marietta 18 0-0 210
18 Cal Lutheran 21 10-1 199
19 Wheaton (Mass.) 19 0-0 172
20 Christopher Newport 20 7-1-1 157
21 St. Thomas 22 1-1 133
22 Thiel 24 2-0 119
23 UW-Oshkosh 25 0-0 108
24 Lynchburg 23 7-3 104
25 Linfield 15 5-3 91

Dropped Out: None. Also receiving votes: Augustana 68, Rhodes 57,
Shenandoah 54, Webster 48, RPI 44, Carthage 41, Rowan 28, Salem State
25,
McMurry 21, New Jersey 20, Emory 18, Calvin 16, Guilford 14, Keene State
14, St. Olaf 13, Pacific Lutheran 12, George Fox 11, Ithaca 11, St.
Mary’s
(Md.) 9, Pomona-Pitzer 9, UW-Stevens Point 8, Austin 8, Ripon 8,
Piedmont
8, William Paterson 5, Methodist 5, Beloit 4, Montclair State 4, Ohio
Wesleyan 3, Transylvania 1, DePauw 1.