The Salisbury Sea Gulls baseball team has won their past 7 games in a row and are 3-0 in their conference and 13-2 overall. For the first time, the team is sitting at the very top of the American Baseball Coaches Association Top 30 rankings. The team is also #1 in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 for the first time since 2009.
Last week, Brett Collacchi, won the CAC Pitcher of the Week Award. This week, left-handed pitcher, Dan Fein, won Co-Pitcher of the Week. Fein is on fire right now. He pitched a five inning shutout in his first game on Wednesday, March 13 and has an extremely impressive 0.00 ERA. He has not allowed a single run in 21 innings through 5 games this season.
The team’s next game is Wednesday, March 20th, at 2:00PM. If you don’t have class and/or you can get off work, head on over to the diamond and cheer this team on!
Natalie Savage, a freshman tennis player, has been awarded the CAC Player of the Week. She has won six straight singles matches and is 6-1 in doubles with senior Jillian Poppe, with whom she crushed York College of Pennsylvania last week.
The girls are currently in Texas on a four game road trip.
Track and Field:
Four track & field athletes, two men and two women, claimed CAC Athlete of the Week Awards. At the Wake Forest Open 110-meter hurdles, track star, Luke Campbell, set the best time for a Division III athlete and was the only DIII athlete to qualify for finals. For his success, he won the Track Athlete of the Week. Xavier Stinson won the high jump “B,” by clearing 6' 6.25". He earned the CAC Field Athlete of the Week. This success, though impressive, is not new for these boys, both of whom won the men’s awards during the indoor season.
Kara Tolson won her second CAC Athlete of the Week award of the season and was named the Track Athlete of the Week. So far this season she has placed in the top ten in six events. At Wake Forest, she set a new personal best, a time which earned her 9th place out of over 100 runners. Chelsea Tavik earned her 3rd CAC Award this season after her success at Wake Forest. She placed in the top ten in three events and was the top Division III winner in the shot put and hammer.
These four athletes have a break until March 30th when they will compete at the Goucher Invitational.
Congrats to all of these athletes! It’s downright impressive to earn so many honors in so many different sports. Keep it up, Sea Gulls!