Archbishop Curley grad Corey Burton, a key pitcher on the Friars’ 2018 MIAA A Conference championship team, played a major role in Salisbury State’s run to the NCAA Division III College World Series championship this week, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Salisbury won nine post-season games in their run through the Regionals and World Series and Burton, a junior, was the winning pitcher in nine of them, including Tuesday’s title clinching, 4-2, victory over St. Thomas (MN).
In the championship game, Burton pitched 4.1 innings of relief, allowing no runs and just one out, with three strike outs and just one walk. Burton entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with two runners on and one out. He ended the threat with a ground ball out and a strike out.
Kavi Kaster, a sophomore from South River, Cullen McAuliffe, a senior from Broadneck, and Benji Thalheimer, a freshman from Atholton, all came up big for Salisbury in the title run and were named to the World Series All-Tournament Team.