SALISBURY, Md. – In a week where each of its games were postponed due to weather issues, the Salisbury University baseball team saw its standing in the college baseball rankings change, both for the good and the bad.
In the D3Baseball.com poll, the Sea Gulls moved up one spot to No. 14, while dropping four slots to No. 22 in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball poll, the organizations announced Tuesday.
Both polls saw a new member in the top five this week.
In the D3Baseball.com poll, the Sea Gulls were awarded 258 points.
Linfield College remains in the top spot of the rankings, receiving 21 first-place votes and 621 points. Right behind it again this week is the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, which received the four remaining first-place votes and 591 points.
Moving up a spot this week to No. 3 this week is Kean College, which garnered 502 points.
New to the top five this week is Webster University, which was awarded 496 points, moving up from the No. 6 spot in last week's poll.
Rounding out the top five again this week in the D3baseball.com poll is University of Southern Maine, with 489 points.
In the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball poll, the Sea Gulls dropped four spots after garnering 148 points.
Linfield was awarded each of the polls' 16 first-place votes, good for 480 points and the top spot in the rankings. UW-Stevens Point moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 this week with 462 points.
Checking in at No. 3 this week is California Lutheran University, up from No. 6, with 432 points.
Kean and Southern Maine flipped spots this week to round out the top five, with Southern Maine coming in at No. 4 after getting 419 points, while Kean was awarded 410 points.
In both polls, Trinity (Texas) University dropped from the top five, making room for the newcomers. In the D3Baseball.com poll, Trinity dropped from No. 3 to No. 10, while sliding from No. 2 to No. 8 in the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball rankings.
The Sea Gulls will be in action tonight, traveling across town to take on the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. That contest with start at 7:05 p.m., at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Salisbury will return to collegiate action tomorrow, hosting St. Mary's College of Maryland at the SU Baseball Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m.