#OPINION The COVID-19 pandemic led to the untimely end of the Stony Brook baseball team’s 2020 season. Now, a widely criticized decision by the America East Conference has prematurely ended Stony Brook’s 2021 season.
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Seawolves’ championship round game was suspended and eventually canceled, sending SBU home empty-handed as NJIT was controversially crowned champion by the America East as the only unbeaten team in the event.
Having locked up the regular season title last weekend at UMBC, the Stony Brook baseball team continued its momentum and took three of four games against the Binghamton Bearcats in its final series on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22.
The Stony Brook baseball team is now 5-7 in its last 12 games after splitting its last regular season four-game home series against the NJIT Highlanders at Joe Nathan Field on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9.
The Stony Brook baseball team has gone consecutive weeks without a series win after splitting a four-game series against Binghamton Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. Still, there was more to like about the Seawolves’ performance this weekend.
For the first time this season, Stony Brook’s baseball team lost a series against an America East opponent. The Seawolves were swept at home and split a road doubleheader against the NJIT Highlanders on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25.
As dominant as SBU’s baseball team has been in America East play, its bullpen might determine how far they go in the postseason. SBU bounced back from an early 4-7 nonconference record by winning its first ten games against America East opponents.
Stony Brook’s baseball team is no longer undefeated against America East opponents. The Seawolves blew an early lead against the UMass Lowell Riverhawks on Saturday, April 10, but still won three out of four games in the series.