BREAKING: Salisbury Baseball wins first-ever National Title
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Salisbury University captured the program’s first national championship Tuesday afternoon in the Division-III College World Series, downing St. Thomas (Minn.), 4-2.
The Gulls reeled off 14-straight victories to end the season, including a 9-0 record in the NCAA tournament and College World Series.
Game two of the best-of-three series wasn’t without drama. St. Thomas loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth trailing by three.
An error allowed a second run to score, but Kavi Caster coasted under a lazy fly ball to left field, ending the game and the championship series.
Caster also came up big at the plate with two hits and two RBI for the Gulls.
Benji Thalheimer gave coach Troy Brohawn 4.1 innings of 1-run ball. Corey Burton was called upon in the fifth, also going 4.1 innings giving up just one run. Second-Team All-American Clayton Dwyer came on with two gone in the ninth and extinguished the flames.