March 10, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Carter
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Sea Gulls keep top spot with 14-1 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 [19] 14-1 614 1
2. Trinity (Conn.) [5] 0-0 588 2
3. Texas-Tyler 13-3 499 7
4. Kean 6-1 485 4
5. Johns Hopkins 1-1 469 3
6. Heidelberg 7-2 462 5
7. Southern Maine 0-0 447 8
8. Eastern Connecticut 0-0 378 11
9. St. Scholastica 5-1 365 12
10. UW-Whitewater 1-2 364 6
11. Chapman 12-5 354 9
12. Millsaps [1] 16-1 346 14
13. Marietta 2-0 314 17
14. Wooster 2-2 240 13
15. Cortland State 2-3 232 15
16. Illinois Wesleyan 3-1 218 16
17. Cal Lutheran 11-3 194 18
18. Thiel 6-2 167 22
19. Christopher Newport 8-2-1 157 20
20. St. Thomas 2-2 147 21
21. Adrian 2-4 133 10
22. UW-Oshkosh 0-0 124 23
23. Wheaton (Mass.) 2-1 117 19
24. Augustana 8-2 103 -
25. Linfield 7-3 87 25
Others receiving votes: George Fox 66, Pomona-Pitzer 54, Carthage 45, Shenandoah 37, Virginia Wesleyan 36, Pacific Lutheran 27, John Carroll 25, Webster 18, RPI 18, Rose-Hulman 18, St. Olaf 14, Rhodes 14, Keene State 13, Ithaca 12, Calvin 12, Emory 12, Birmingham-Southern 12, Piedmont 11, Lynchburg 9, Rochester 9, UW-Stevens Point 9, Ripon 9, York (Pa.) 7, Texas Lutheran 6, McMurry 5, Hardin-Simmons 4, Transylvania 4, Simpson 3, Ohio Wesleyan 3, Beloit 3, University of Dallas 2, Penn State-Behrend 1, Aurora 1, Stevenson 1, New Jersey 1.
Dropped out: Lynchburg (24).

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)