Salisbury and Frostburg State each suffered defeats in their opening games of the NCAA Baseball Regionals on Wednesday, sending both squads to the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tournaments.
At the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Moosic, Pa., third-seeded Salisbury fell to sixth-seeded Kean, 7-1, at PNC Field. The Sea Gulls will meet seventh-seeded Salve Regina in an elimination game on Thursday at 1:15 p.m.
Pete Grasso led the Sea Gulls with his two hits, while Tyler Hrycak went 1-for-4 day with an RBI.
At the New York Regional in Auburn, N.Y., third-seeded Frostburg State dropped an 11-8 decision to fourth-seeded Susquehanna in the third and final game of day one of the six-team regional.
Susquehanna plated eight runs in the first inning and Frostburg State slowly chipped away at its deficit to pull within one at 9-8 in the eighth before suffering the loss.
The Bobcats will now face regional host and top seed Cortland State Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm. The contest will serve as an elimination game for Frostburg following tonight's loss to Susquehanna. The Red Dragons defeated Castleton 14-4 earlier today.
JT Tipton led FSU at the plate with a 3-for-4 day with three RBIs and a run scored. Cody Harman went 4-for-6 while KJ Hockaday went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.