NCBWA/D3baseball.com Top 25 – Week 5, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS – The D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 poll was released on March 24 and Salisbury University remains at No. 2 for the second consecutive week. The Sea Gulls (17-3, 5-2 Capital Athletic Conference) received three first-place votes and 563 total points.

Eastern Connecticut State University is the fourth team this season to claim the No. 1 spot. The Warriors (10-0) received 17 first-place votes and 604 total points. University of Texas-Tyler (21-5) is No. 3 with 505 total points. Previous No. 1 Trinity (Conn.) College (8-2) drops to No. 4 with one first-place vote and 502 points. Millsaps College (22-3) rounds out the top five with three first-place votes and 502 points.

Capital Athletic Conference member York (Pa.) College enters the Top 25 for the first time this season at No. 21. The Spartans (16-2) received 141 total points. The Sea Gulls and Spartans close out the regular-season series on Sunday, March 29, at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader at Sea Gull Field.

SU will next travel to St. Mary’s (Md.) College on Wednesday, March 25, for a conference game at 3:30 p.m.

Rk School (first)                 Last  Rec.     Pts
1  Eastern Connecticut (17)       5     10-0     604
2  Salisbury (3)                  2     17-3     563
3  Texas-Tyler                    4     21-5     505
4  Trinity (Conn.) (1)            1     8-2      502
5  Millsaps (3)                   6     22-3     502
6  Wheaton (Mass.) (1)            12    12-1     457
7  Wooster                        10    15-3     453
8  St. Scholastica                9     11-2     429
9  Kean                           8     13-4     427
10 Southern Maine                 13    7-1      390
11 Chapman                        7     16-6     383
12 Heidelberg                     3     11-5     322
13 Linfield                       20    17-3     269
14 Marietta                       18    8-3      251
15 UW-Whitewater                  16    5-3      245
16 Pomona-Pitzer                  19    19-3     231
17 Cortland State                 11    11-5     204
18 Augustana                      21    12-3     201
19 Cal Lutheran                   15    17-5     159
20 Thiel                          23    11-3     156
21 York (Pa.)                     –     16-2     141
22 UW-Oshkosh                     22    1-0      140
23 Christopher Newport            17    13-4-1   105
24 St. Thomas                     –     5-2      95
25 Johns Hopkins                  14    7-7      72

Dropped Out: No. 24 Adrian, No. 25 Carthage, No. Also receiving votes:
UW-Stevens Point 46, George Fox 38, Shenandoah 33, Thomas More 20,
Delaware Valley 18, Rochester 16, Birmingham-Southern 14, Transylvania
14,
Buena Vista 14, Pacific Lutheran 11, Mount St. Mary 11, Virginia
Wesleyan
9, Penn State-Behrend 9, John Carroll 9, Rose-Hulman 8, St. Olaf 7,
Lynchburg 6, Oneonta State 6, Illinois Wesleyan 5, Redlands 5, Carthage
4,
Denison 3, Stevens 2, Washington U. 2, Beloit 2, Ithaca 2, Washington
and
Lee 2, University of Dallas 1, Curry 1, UW-La Crosse 1