Virginia Wesleyan upsets Salisbury

Mitch Green, Shayne Paskanik and Gage Collins combined for seven hits to bolster an impressive pitching performance by Virginia Wesleyan and help guide the Marlins to an impressive 8-1 victory over 23rd ranked Salisbury. Jake Newton started on the mound and Reid Hoffler and Ryan Matalon finished the game for Virginia Wesleyan. It does not get any easier for Virginia Wesleyan, they take on Birmingham-Southern this Friday.

Trevor Allred (.333, 2 runs in 2011) is one of three players from Alaska on the Dallas Crusaders roster.
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Maryville picked up a home opener sweep on "Scotland Yard" as the Scots took a pair of games from Emory & Henry by the scores of 6-3 and 9-2. Maryville used a four run sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie in the first game to secure their first win of the 2011 season. In the nightcap, four Maryville hurlers combined for a one-hit gem on the mound.

Luke Saunders led the way for Christopher Newport, going 4-for-4 with a go-ahead home run, as the Captains cruised past St. Mary's College (2-1) today, 11-6. Saunders two-run blast in the bottom half of the fifth inning gave Christopher Newport the lead for good.

Randolph-Macon used a six run, two out, rally in the second to get past N.C. Wesleyan 15-4. Five Yellow Jackets had a multi-hit game led by Jordan Walton who went 4-for-5 on the day with a double and two RBI. Cory Jackson was a perfect 3-for-3 at the dish with four RBI. Jake Fletcher drove in two runs in the eighth to highlight 2-for-4 day at the plate. Nick Digby and Jeb Weymouth added two hits each. Tyler Clark paced N.C. Wesleyan, going 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.

LaGrange bounced back from its first loss of the season to edge Oglethorpe 2-1 at Cleaveland Field. Luis Perez's sacrifice fly pushed across the winning run in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie.

Guilford erased an 8-1 deficit to pull out a 9-8 win Greensboro. Kyle Wooden's RBI fielder's choice plated the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Sammy Stuart picked up the win with four innings of relief.

The Ferrum Panthers got revenge on Roanoke with a 7-4 win at Kiwanis Field in Salem, VA. The Panthers, who never trailed, saw Roanoke tied the game in the eighth inning.  Ferrum plated three unearned runs in the ninth with Ryan Easterly's pinch hit double the big hit. The Maroons gave Ferrum their only loss on February 8th.

In the only game west of the Mississippi River, the University of Dallas defeated Central Oklahoma Knights in a single 9-inning game, by a score of 7-0. Brian Shelburne led all hitters with a 3-for-5 day that included 2 RBIs.