Salisbury up to No. 6 in first D3baseball.com regular-season poll

MINNEAPOLIS – The Salisbury University baseball team moved up to No. 6 in the first D3baseball.com top 25 poll of the regular season, the website announced on Tuesday.

Salisbury (4-1) split its first doubleheader of the season with the fourth-ranked State University of New York at Cortland, dropping the first game, 4-3, before coming back for a 4-3 extra-inning win in the ninth in a contest scheduled for seven.

The Sea Gulls earned 471 points in the poll, jumping three spots from No. 9 in the preseason.

Wheaton (Mass.) College claimed the top spot in the poll with 12 first-place votes and 605 points, followed by the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) with three first-place votes and 600 points. Defending national champion, Marietta College, earned 10 first-place votes and 579 points to finish third.

Cortland remained fourth, picking up 523 points and Christopher Newport University is fifth with 504. Trinity (Texas) University (421), Birmingham Southern College (414), Adrian College (366) and Kean University (359) rounded out the top 10.

Salisbury hosts SUNY New Paltz in a three-game series Saturday and Sunday. The two will play a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.

Click here for the full D3baseball.com poll.

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