March 3, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Sea Gulls keep top spot with 11-1 start
SALISBURY TOPS NCBWA
D3BASEBALL.COM DIVISION III POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA polls with the NCBWA/D3baseball.com Division III Poll. Weekly polls continue through the NCAA Division III Championship.

The poll voters come from 25 college baseball writers, sports information directors and related media persons from throughout the nation.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Salisbury [15] 11-1 576 1
2. Trinity (Conn.) [8] 0-0 557 2
3. Johns Hopkins 0-0 526 4
4. Kean 4-0 502 7
5. Heidelberg 1-0 468 8
6. UW-Whitewater [1] 0-1 463 3
7. Texas-Tyler 10-3 413 5
8. Southern Maine 0-0 405 9
9. Chapman 10-4 378 11
10. Adrian 0-1 362 6
11. Eastern Connecticut 0-0 328 12
12. St. Scholastica 3-1 302 14
13. Wooster 1-1 267 10
14. Millsaps 12-1 254 16
15. Cortland State 1-3 224 13
16. Illinois Wesleyan 0-0 217 17
17. Marietta 0-0 210 18
18. Cal Lutheran 10-1 199 21
19. Wheaton (Mass.) 0-0 172 19
20. Christopher Newport 7-1-1 157 20
21. St. Thomas 1-1 133 22
22. Thiel 2-0 119 24
23. UW-Oshkosh 0-0 108 25
24. Lynchburg 7-3 104 23
25. Linfield 5-3 91 15
Others receiving votes: Augustana 68, Rhodes 57, Shenandoah 54, Webster 48, RPI 44, Carthage 41, Rowan 28, Salem State 25, McMurry 21, New Jersey 20, Emory 18, Calvin 16, Guilford 14, Keene State 14, St. Olaf 13, Pacific Lutheran 12, George Fox 11, Ithaca 11, St. Mary's (Md.) 9, Pomona-Pitzer 9, UW-Stevens Point 8, Austin 8, Ripon 8, Piedmont 8, William Paterson 5, Methodist 5, Beloit 4, Montclair State 4, Ohio Wesleyan 3, Transylvania 1, DePauw 1.
Dropped out: None.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Cap Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2009 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland State)
Feb. 24 (Salisbury)
March 3 (Salisbury)
March 10 (Salisbury)
March 17 (Trinity [Conn.])
March 24 (Eastern Connecticut)
March 31 (Eastern Connecticut)
April 7 (Eastern Connecticut)
April 14 (Millsaps)
April 21 (Southern Maine)
April 28 (Southern Maine)
May 5 (Southern Maine)
May 12 (Pomona-Pitzer)
May 29 (St. Thomas)