by Corey Sznajder
The Salisbury University baseball team (30-7) captured their 10th Capital Athletic Conference championship after defeating Stevenson University by a score of 8-6.
The two teams traded blows in the first inning with both teams getting two runs on the board. Salisbury capitalizing on an RBIs from Tyler Bennett and Quinn Griffith and Stevenson getting a two RBI double from Stavish.
The Sea Gulls began to pull away in the third inning when they took advantage of a Stevenson miscue that resulted in a run. Bennett attempted a sacrifice bunt with runners on first and second, which led to a throwing error by the Stevenson pitcher and Salisbury taking a 3-2 lead.
Salisbury would continue to build on this lead as they scored four unanswered runs and received a strong effort on the mound from pitcher Andrew Levy. After giving up two runs in the first inning, Levy pitched five scoreless innings and allowed the Sea Gulls to establish a 6-2 lead heading into the seventh inning.
Despite a ninth inning surge from Stevenson, Salisbury was able to hold onto their lead with Devin Gardner picking up the save.
This is the school’s eighth CAC Championship under head coach Doug Fleetwood.