Coming off its very impressive win against the heavily-favored LSU Tigers, Stony Brook baseball finds itself in unfamiliar territory- only a few victories from being College World Series Champions. The team that is “shocking the world” is in the College World Series for the first time in school history. The Seawolves are also just the third No.4 seed to win a regional since 1999.
In the annals of teams that have passed into Omaha, Neb., to play for the collegiate baseball’s crown, Stony Brook has now crashlanded for the first time, putting the Seawolves on the map around the nation and the worldwide web. In front of a crowd of 10,620, the largest in the history of the Louisiana State University (LSU) baseball, the Stony Brook University baseball upset the seventh-seeded Tigers in the third game of a three-game set in the Super Regionals to advance to its first ever NCAA College World Series.
Stony Brook baseball scored 23 runs on 23 hits in their doubleheader sweep of Yale on Sunday. The Seawolves hit three home runs in the sweep, a 13-2 victory in the first game, and a 10-0 win in the second.
Senior right-hander Tyler Johnson tied a Stony Brook record in an impressive fashion against Kansas on Friday. Johnson picked up his 25th career victory, which tied him with Jon Lewis ’05, by allowing just four hits in eight innings.
Stony Brook baseball was swept in a three-game series by East Carolina this weekend, all by one run. In Sunday’s finale, junior Travis Jankowski had three hits in five at-bats, while junior Maxx Tissenbaum went to 2-for-4 in the final game. Tissenbaum hit .545 (6-for-11) in the three-game series.