Seawolves, looking to win back-to-back tournament titles, play top seed Maine at 4 p.m.
Seawolves will head to the America East Championship for the eighth consecutive season.
The Seawolves need to take two out of three from the Hawks to secure a spot in the America East Championship
Seawolves have won seven of their last 10 and are now 1-1/2 games ahead of Hartford for fourth place.
The Seawolves have won six of their last nine games and are battling for a playoff spot.
Stony Brook vs. UCLA: CWS Game 1
Matt Senk recently completed his 22nd season at the helm of the Stony Brook baseball program during which he led the Seawolves to a progam record and NCAA-leading 52 wins as well as a memorable run to the College World Series.
The 2012 Seawolves squad captured the attention of the nation, beating perennial powers Miami (FL) and LSU on their way to Omaha. SBU was just the second No. 4 seed to ever advance to the College World Series and became the first Northeast school since 1986 to advance to the CWS.
Stony Brook Director of Athletics Jim Fiore announced on July 31, 2012 that Senk's contract had been extended through the 2017 season.
Over the last two seasons Senk has guided the Seawolves to a 94-27 record and its .777 winning percentage over that stretch is the best in the country. In 2012, he also became just the third coach in America East history to eclipse 600 wins.
Stony Brook has proved to be the class of the America East over the last five years, winning three America East tournament championships and the last two America East regular season titles.
Over his 22 years, Senk has shown he can get players to the next level. The Seawolves had seven players, including five in the first 12 rounds, taken in the 2012 MLB Draft headlined by junior All-American Travis Jankowski, who became the first player in progrom history to be taken in the first round when he was selected 44th overall by the San Diego Padres.
The seven players drafted were the third most of the 16 teams that advanced to this year's Super Regionals. Senk has had 21 of his student-athletes taken in the MLB Draft in his tenure.
There are currently three Stony Brook alums playing in major league systems.Topping the list is Joe Nathan, a four-time American League All-Star now playing with the Texas Rangers.
In August 2008, Nathan made a $500,000 lead gift to the Stony Brook Department of Athletics in support of the construction of a new baseball field at Stony Brook University which was opened as Joe Nathan Field in May 2011.
A two-time Academic All-American at SBU, Nathan was also inducted into the Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame in December 2006, when he also became the first former Stony Brook student-athlete to have his jersey number retired.
Tom Koehler '08 is playing for the AAA New Orleans Zephyers in the Miami Marlins organization and former All-American Nick Tropeano, a fifth round pick of the Houston Astros in 2011, is pitching for the Class A Lexington Legends.
Senk has had 42 players sign professional contracts in his tenure including 31 in the program's 12 years at the Division I level.
Stony Brook student-athletes have also had tremendous success in the classroom in Senk's tenur asover 90 percent of Senk's players have graduated.In 2012, senior Tyler Johnson was named a second team Academic All-American.
Senk has built Stony Brook baseball from the ground up since taking over the program in 1991.At that point, the program, which had enjoyed only six winning seasons since 1966, was in Division III. Over Senk's 22 years, he has overseen the program's transition to Division I (in 2000), had 18 winning seasons and won 30 or more games nine times.
Prior to accepting the coaching position at Stony Brook, Senk spent three years as head coach at Kellenberg Memorial High School where his teams were successful in capturing league and division championships.
Before coaching at Kellenberg, Senk was the head coach at St. Agnes Cathedral High School, guiding his team to a division championship and being awarded Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association Coach of the Year.
Senk is a graduate of Cortland State where he earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology in 1980. While at Cortland, Senk was the Red Dragon's starting catcher for three seasons, a two-time All-SUNYAC selection and the team's Most Valuable Player as a senior.
He later earned his master's degree in physical education from Adelphi University and is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.