Former Stony Brook Baseball player Joe Nathan has officially retired after a 16-year career in MLB, the Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday afternoon.
Stony Brook ends its 2017 season with a 26-26 overall record and will not reach the America East Championship game for the first time since 2013.
Stony Brook, in failing to complete a series sweep, falls to a 12-10 conference record and will have to settle for the No. 3 seed in the America East tournament.
He has led the growth of the program from Division III to Division I in 2002, becoming a staple contender in the America East.
Stony Brook dropped the first two games of a three-game series against Albany this weekend, with the first going into extra innings and breaking the Seawolves four-game
Two more Seawolves joined the home run parade to help the team take down the Bears, 11-8, at Angelo Lorenzo Memorial Field on Tuesday.
The Stony Brook baseball team hosted Maine in a three-game series at Joe Nathan Field this past weekend. The Seawolves hit four home runs and walked 27 times in the series
However, things did not go in their favor, as the Hawks swept all three weekend games, including two walk-offs hits from Hartford junior shortstop Ben Bengston.
Stony Brook Baseball swept Sacred Heart in a four-game series this weekend, playing the first three games at Stony Brook and the final game at Sacred Heart.
The Seawolves notched 17 combined hits, a season-high, en route to beating Iona, 13-2. Stony Brook won its third straight game and improves its overall record to 11-14.