Methodist and Piedmont took a tumble in this weeks D3baseball NCBWA Top 25 as they went 0-2 in the USA South tournament. Salisbury and Washington U made strides after being named the top regionally ranked team in their region.
Ninth inning magic kept No. 23 Denison in the top five nationally in wins and winning percentage. In Top 25 clashes, Christopher Newport passed a test with Salisbury and Wheaton (Mass.) reverse the tables on Babson, taking two on the day from the Beavers.
RPI struck out fifteen AMCATS to record a win in Florida. Fontbonne and York also won with double digit strikeouts on their spring break trips. In the new Top 25, Chapman, Salisbury and Piedmont all fell on Tuesday.
For 31 games, Washington College came away without a win against No. 20 Salisbury, on the 33rd try, the Shoremen came away with a 10-7 win, their first of the Sea Gull Program. In other Top 25 action on Wednesday, Castleton clipped No. 16 Chapman.
Thomas More won their opener in their final year in D-III over DePauw. Cortland traveled to to Salisbury and a left with a 1-0-1 record in a battle of Top 25 opponents. Frostburg State needed every run as they outlasted New Rochelle, 17-13 to remain unbeaten.
There may not quite be a New York state of mind as the New York regional returns to the cozy confines of Leo Pinckney Field at Falcon Park in Auburn, New York. Cortland hosts the regional for the 12th time in the last 19 years.
No. 15 Salisbury captured its 15th CAC championship Saturday afternoon, defeating Penn State University-Harrisburg, 10-4. It marks the third straight title for the Sea Gulls, who have now won the tournament six of the past seven seasons.
Salisbury returned to action for its fourth game in three days when it hosted Manhattanville. The Sea Gulls were able to get rolling offensively to earn a 12-6 victory and give head coach Troy Brohawn his 100th career win.
The South region has seen a drought and not just with rain, but with championships. Since 1999 when NC Wesleyan hoisted the National Championship trophy, 21 teams from the South region have made the trip to Appleton but have come home empty handed.
Nearly 800 players were nominated, and from those, we selected and announce the 11th annual D3baseball.com All-America team, including the player of the year, pitcher of the year and rookie of the year.
Salisbury score over 80 runs over five games to steam roll the CAC field to the CAC tournament title and the second pass into the 2017 NCAA playoffs. Salisbury won the title game 21-0 over Mary Washington.
One run games were the norm as Willamette and Whitworth opened the NWC tournament with wins. On the other coast it was offense that ruled the day as the winning margin of the three CAC games averaged 11+ runs.
Allegheny won a pair of Mideast regional games, taking both ends of a doubleheader from Penn State-Behrend. Across the state of Pennsylvania, the CAC opened their tournament on campus sites where upsets were a theme except for top seeded Salisbury.
Top ranked Cortland opened their season with a win over No. 24 Salisbury. Shenandoah's opening day was as successful with a doubleheader sweep of Mid-Atlantic power Misericordia. Jackson Weeg had the best pitching start with a record setting 18 strikeouts
No. 6 Birmingham-Southern put an end to La Grange's six game win streak and Virginia Wesleyan upset No. 24 Salisbury. N.C Wesleyan and William Peace fell to non-DIII opponents on a light schedule for the day.
Appleton has seen the crowning of a National Champion from every region except the South. The power in the South Region is in the deep south with Emory and Birmingham-Southern holding the best chances to contend for a National Championship.
The NCAA shook things up and found only three Mid-Atlantic region teams to put in the Moosic Regional. The three taeam, Misericordia, Kean and Haverford are the cream of the crop from the Mid-Atlantic.
No. 17 Salisbury captured the program's 13th Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 12 Frostburg State, 9-8. The Sea Gulls began the day with an 11-10 victory over Marymount to advance to the championship contest.
Olivet and Heidelberg were just a few teams that found themselves playing conference foes on Monday instead of the weekend. Weather continued to keep teams off the diamond but not in the CAC where No. 12 Salisbury split with Mary Washington.
Finlandia has its first 2-0 start in six years as they opened their season with a sweep of North Central (Minn.). No. 7 Salisbury scored four in the eighth to defeat Johns Hopkins and No. 24 CNU completed a comeback win over Bridgewater (Va.).