Sun, Feb/10 Final
Baseball
2 Gwynedd Mercy
7 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Fri, Feb/15 Final
Baseball
2 Immaculata
5 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Sun, Feb/17 Final
Baseball
1 Stevens Institute
9 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Fri, Feb/22 Final
Baseball
6 No. 8 Cortland St.
0 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Fri, Feb/22 Final - 12 innings
Baseball
3 No. 8 Cortland St.
3 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Wed, Feb/27 Final
Baseball
10 Washington (Md.)
7 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/02 Final
Baseball
1 No. 15 Oswego
3 vs. No. 20 Salisbury
Sat, Mar/02 Final
Baseball
2 No. 15 Oswego
9 vs. No. 20 Salisbury
Tue, Mar/05 Final - 11 innings
Baseball
4 Va. Wesleyan
2 vs. No. 17 Salisbury
Thu, Mar/07 Final
Baseball
2 Neumann
7 vs. No. 17 Salisbury
Sun, Mar/10 Final
Baseball
3 No. 17 Salisbury
4 at No. 20 Johns Hopkins
Tue, Mar/12 Final
Baseball
2 Hood
3 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Wed, Mar/13 Final
Baseball
2 Hampden-Sydney
12 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Sat, Mar/16 Final
Baseball
2 Mary Washington
8 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Sat, Mar/16 Final
Baseball
3 Mary Washington
18 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Sun, Mar/17 Final
Baseball
5 Mary Washington
11 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Sat, Mar/23 Final
Baseball
1 Frostburg State
4 vs. No. 20 Salisbury
Sun, Mar/24 Final
Baseball
10 Frostburg State
11 vs. No. 20 Salisbury
Sun, Mar/24 Final
Baseball
6 Frostburg State
12 vs. No. 20 Salisbury
Sat, Mar/30 Final
Baseball
13 No. 16 Salisbury
9 at Penn St.-Harrisburg
Sat, Mar/30 Final
Baseball
21 No. 16 Salisbury
5 at Penn St.-Harrisburg
Sun, Mar/31 Final
Baseball
14 No. 16 Salisbury
5 at Penn St.-Harrisburg
Tue, Apr/02 Final
Baseball
11 No. 14 Salisbury
8 at Stevenson
Wed, Apr/03 Final
Baseball
7 Wesley
18 vs. No. 14 Salisbury
Sat, Apr/06 Final
Baseball
7 No. 14 Salisbury
11 at No. 1 Chris. Newport
Sun, Apr/07 Final
Baseball
1 No. 14 Salisbury
0 at No. 1 Chris. Newport
Sun, Apr/07 Final
Baseball
2 No. 14 Salisbury
7 at No. 1 Chris. Newport
Wed, Apr/10 Final
Baseball
6 No. 15 Salisbury
4 at Marymount (Va.)
Fri, Apr/12 Final
Baseball
8 York (Pa.)
15 vs. No. 15 Salisbury
Sat, Apr/13 Final
Baseball
2 York (Pa.)
7 vs. No. 15 Salisbury
Sat, Apr/13 Final
Baseball
0 York (Pa.)
8 vs. No. 15 Salisbury
Tue, Apr/16 Final
Baseball
1 Penn St.-Abington
9 vs. No. 12 Salisbury
Wed, Apr/17 Final
Baseball
11 No. 12 Salisbury
7 at Neumann
Mon, Apr/22 Final
Baseball
3 No. 12 Salisbury
1 at St. Mary's (Md.)
Tue, Apr/23 Final
Baseball
10 No. 10 Salisbury
9 at St. Mary's (Md.)
Tue, Apr/23 Final
Baseball
21 No. 10 Salisbury
4 at St. Mary's (Md.)
Fri, Apr/26 Final - 5 innings
Baseball
3 Southern Virginia
6 vs. No. 10 Salisbury
Sat, Apr/27 Final
Baseball
9 Southern Virginia
14 vs. No. 10 Salisbury
Sat, Apr/27 Final
Baseball
2 Southern Virginia
7 vs. No. 10 Salisbury
Fri, May/03 Final
Baseball
2 CAC No. 6 Southern Virginia
6 vs. CAC No. 1 Salisbury
Fri, May/03 Final
Baseball
5 CAC No. 4 Penn St.-Harrisburg
0 vs. CAC No. 1 Salisbury
Sat, May/04 Final
Baseball
9 CAC No. 4 Penn St.-Harrisburg
26 vs. CAC No. 1 Salisbury
Sat, May/04 Final
Baseball
10 CAC No. 4 Penn St.-Harrisburg
5 vs. CAC No. 1 Salisbury
Fri, May/17 Final
Baseball
4 Wash. & Jeff.
1 vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/18 Final
Baseball
2 Penn St.-Abington
5 vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/18 Final
Baseball
9 Rowan
6 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/15 Final
Baseball
1 Gwynedd Mercy
19 vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/16 Final
Baseball
3 Alfred St.
12 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/19 Final
Baseball
0 Immaculata
11 vs. No. 13 Salisbury
Sat, Feb/22 Final
Baseball
10 No. 7 Cortland
9 vs. No. 13 Salisbury
Sun, Feb/23 Final
Baseball
8 No. 7 Cortland
9 vs. No. 13 Salisbury
Wed, Feb/26 Final
Baseball
1 Salisbury
6 at Va. Wesleyan
Sun, Mar/01 Final
Baseball
1 Oswego
6 vs. No. 9 Salisbury
Wed, Mar/04 Final
Baseball
7 No. 9 Salisbury
6 at Washington (Md.)
Sun, Mar/08 Final
Baseball
10 No. 22 Johns Hopkins
4 vs. No. 9 Salisbury
Wed, Mar/11 Final
Baseball
2 Stevenson
11 vs. No. 10 Salisbury
Thu, Mar/12 Final
Baseball
7 No. 11 Shenandoah
9 vs. No. 10 Salisbury
Sun, Mar/15 Cancelled
Baseball
Penn St.-Harrisburg
vs. No. 10 Salisbury
Tue, Mar/17 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Immaculata
Wed, Mar/18 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Neumann
Thu, Mar/19 Cancelled
Baseball
Marymount (Va.)
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Mar/20 Cancelled
Baseball
Cabrini
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/21 Cancelled
Baseball
Elmira (N.Y.)
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/22 Cancelled
Baseball
Swarthmore
vs. Salisbury
Tue, Mar/24 Cancelled
Baseball
Hood
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Mar/27 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Mar/28 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Mar/28 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Wed, Apr/01 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Wesley
Thu, Apr/02 Cancelled
Baseball
Randolph-Macon
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Apr/03 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Apr/04 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Apr/04 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Tue, Apr/07 Cancelled
Baseball
Penn St.-Abington
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Apr/10 Cancelled
Baseball
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/11 Cancelled
Baseball
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/11 Cancelled
Baseball
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Apr/15 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Catholic
Fri, Apr/17 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Sat, Apr/18 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Sat, Apr/18 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Tue, Apr/21 Cancelled
Baseball
Salisbury
at Gallaudet
Fri, Apr/24 Cancelled
Baseball
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/25 Cancelled
Baseball
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/25 Cancelled
Baseball
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Mon, Apr/27 Cancelled
Baseball
Neumann
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/03 Final
Baseball
4 Va. Wesleyan
22 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/10 Final
Baseball
6 Salisbury
0 at Va. Wesleyan
Sat, Mar/13 Cancelled
Baseball
Rowan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/13 Cancelled
Baseball
Rowan
vs. Salisbury
Tue, Mar/16 Cancelled
Baseball
Penn St.-Abington
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/17 Final
Baseball
9 Salisbury
5 at Randolph-Macon
Sat, Mar/20 Final
Baseball
3 Rowan
4 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/20 Final
Baseball
6 Rowan
2 vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/21 Final
Baseball
2 TCNJ
6 vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/21 Final
Baseball
3 TCNJ
11 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/24 Cancelled
Baseball
Wesley
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/27 Final
Baseball
3 Mary Washington
13 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/27 Final
Baseball
5 Mary Washington
10 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/03 Final
Baseball
14 Salisbury
2 at Southern Virginia
Sat, Apr/03 Final
Baseball
23 Salisbury
1 at Southern Virginia
Wed, Apr/07 Final
Baseball
7 Salisbury
5 at Chris. Newport
Fri, Apr/09 Final
Baseball
10 Chris. Newport
4 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/10 Final
Baseball
2 Chris. Newport
7 vs. Salisbury
Thu, Apr/15 Final
Baseball
1 St. Mary's (Md.)
18 vs. Salisbury
Sun, Apr/18 Final
Baseball
19 Salisbury
10 at Shenandoah
Mon, Apr/19 Final
Baseball
1 Salisbury
12 at Shenandoah
Fri, Apr/23 Final
Baseball
6 Salisbury
2 at St. Mary's (Md.)
Fri, Apr/23 Final
Baseball
11 Salisbury
3 at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Apr/28 Final
Baseball
7 Salisbury
5 at Chris. Newport
Fri, Apr/30 Final
Baseball
7 Salisbury
2 at Mary Washington
Sat, May/01 Final
Baseball
12 Salisbury
1 at Mary Washington
Thu, May/06 Final
Baseball
0 St. Mary's (Md.)
6 vs. Salisbury
Fri, May/07 Final - 23 innings
Baseball
7 Southern Virginia
6 vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/08 Final
Baseball
0 Southern Virginia
10 vs. Salisbury
Fri, May/14 Final
Baseball
2 Southern Virginia
13 vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/15 Final
Baseball
0 Southern Virginia
16 vs. Salisbury
Fri, May/21 Final
Baseball
1 Chris. Newport
8 vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/22 Final
Baseball
4 Chris. Newport
20 vs. Salisbury
Thu, May/27 Final
Baseball
5 Marymount (Va.)
10 vs. Salisbury
Fri, May/28 Final
Baseball
6 LaGrange
7 vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/29 Final
Baseball
6 Salisbury
1 vs. Lynchburg
Sun, May/30 Final - 12 innings
Baseball
9 Salisbury
6 vs. Birmingham Southern
Fri, Jun/04 Final
Baseball
1 Cortland
11 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jun/05 Final
Baseball
11 Salisbury
9 vs. Wheaton (Mass.)
Sun, Jun/06 Final
Baseball
11 Salisbury
8 vs. Cortland
Mon, Jun/07 Final
Baseball
1 St. Thomas (Minn.)
6 vs. Salisbury
Tue, Jun/08 Final
Baseball
4 Salisbury
2 vs. St. Thomas (Minn.)
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No. 3 Baseball falls to SVU, 7-6, in 23 innings

SALISBURY, Md. – The third-ranked Salisbury University baseball team faced heartbreak in the longest game in NCAA Division III history, falling to the Southern Virginia Knights, 7-6, in 23 innings in a Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) game that began on Friday afternoon and ended on Saturday evening at Sea Gull Baseball Stadium.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After a pair of quiet innings, the Sea Gulls broke the ice in the bottom of the third. Jacob Ference led off with a single and advanced to second and third on a sac bunt and flyout. With two down, Luke Weddell hit a comebacker to the mound that the SVU pitcher mishandled. Ference scored on the error to give Salisbury a 1-0 lead.
  • Stephen Rice slashed a double down the left field line to lead off the fourth, and Scott Cameron followed with a double of his own to left center, scoring Rice. Cameron moved up to third on a groundout, then after a walk Ference lifted a sac fly into center, scoring Cameron to make it 3-0 Sea Gulls.
  • The Knights got back into it in the fifth. Brady Lamb led off with a double, then Manny Lara singled him home, making it 3-1 Salisbury, at which point the game was delayed and eventually suspended due to rain and lightning.
  • At the resumption, Corey Burton took the mound for Salisbury and stranded a pair of runners to get out of the fifth. In the home half of the fifth, Weddell managed a one-out single, then two batters later Rice dropped a bloop triple into right field, scoring Weddell to put the Sea Gulls up 4-1.
  • SVU refused to go away, though. In the sixth, Nick Daynes worked a one-out walk, then Mitch Smith hit a comebacker to the mound that Burton threw into center field. After a strikeout, Lara laced a single into right that Cameron Hyder booted, allowing both runners to score and cut the Knights' deficit to 4-3.
  • Salisbury had a chance to boost the lead in the sixth and seventh but left the bases loaded in each inning.
  • With the door open for a comeback, the Knights forged ahead in the eighth. After a leadoff walk, Daynes slashed a game-tying double into the left field corner but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple. On the next pitch, Smith cracked a solo homer to left, giving SVU a 5-4 lead.
  • Cullen McAuliffe led off the bottom of the eighth with a single, then after a sac bunt the game was delayed by rain for 20 minutes. Joe Doherty pinch-ran for McAuliffe and scored the tying run on a Weddell single, making it 5-5. The Sea Gulls eventually had two on with one out but the rally got cut short by a double play.
  • Neither team scored for the next nine innings as the game soldiered on into uncharted territory. Both teams had several chances to win it, stranding multiple runners across multiple innings. The Sea Gulls' best chance to win came in the bottom of the 16th, but Weddell struck out with two down and the bases loaded.
  • The teams traded a run each in the 18th inning. Cole Campanile led off the top of the frame with a double and eventually scored on an error at short, giving SVU a 6-5 advantage. The Sea Gulls answered in the bottom of the 18th as Zach Geesaman led off with a single and came around to score on a wild pitch, sac bunt and Justin Meekins sac fly, tying the game at 6-6.
  • The Knights loaded the bases with one out in the top of the 19th, but Benji Thalheimer induced a lineout and struck out Daynes to get out of the jam, at which point another passing rainstorm forced another 20-minute delay.
  • Southern Virginia finally broke through for good in the top of the 23rd. Nate McCallum led off with a single and took second on a sac bunt. Will Parker followed with a base knock to right, scoring McCallum to put SVU up 7-6.
  • Salisbury tried stringing together one more rally in the bottom of the 23rd. Christian Murphy led off with a base hit, but Meekins popped out on an attempt to bunt him up to second. Weddell singled to put the tying and winning runs on base, but Sky Rahill rolled into a 6-3 double play to end the game and give Southern Virginia the historic win.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES

  • Luke Weddell, Sky Rahill, Stephen Rice and Scott Cameron each tallied three of the Sea Gulls' 21 hits in the game, with Rice and Cameron accounting for the only three extra-base knocks.
  • Justin Meekins, Weddell, Rice, Cameron and Jacob Ference each picked up an RBI.
  • Benji Thalheimer (0-1) got stuck with the loss despite a valiant effort in relief. Thalheimer lasted 4.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
  • Xavier Marmol started the game on Friday and pitched through the suspension, allowing one run on four hits in four-plus innings with five strikeouts.
  • Brock Hilligoss went a team-high seven innings out of the bullpen, allowing an unearned run on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
  • The Sea Gulls left 27 men on base as a team.
  • Salisbury used 27 men in the game – 19 position players and eight pitchers. The Sea Gulls' roster consists of 38 players, meaning 71.1 percent of the SU roster appeared in the contest.

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA GAME NOTES

  • Nate McCallum picked up four hits and scored the winning run in the 23rd for the Knights. Brady Lamb and Manny Lara each added four hits with Lara driving in two runs.
  • In addition to driving in the winning run in the 23rd, Will Parker started the game on the mound, lasting four innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits.
  • Zach Zalar (1-0) finished off the final seven innings to earn the win, allowing one run on five hits.
  • Zalar, Parx Bartholomew (six innings, no runs) and Josh Trentadue (six innings, two runs) all pitched what would be considered Quality Starts in relief outings. The three relievers combined for 19 innings of three-run relief, with Josh Vander Linden walking the only batter he faced in the 11th.
  • The Knights left 18 men on base as a team.

GENERAL GAME NOTES

  • The game ultimately endured three separate rain delays, including the suspension in the fifth inning on Friday and two 20-minute stoppages on Saturday afternoon, for a total run time of 6 hours 30 minutes over a 26-hour timespan.
  • At 23 innings, the game goes down as the longest by innings in NCAA Division III history. The previous long was a 21-inning contest in which Rhodes beat Oglethorpe, 8-7, on April 22, 2011.