Baseball headed to Coral Gables Regional to face Miami
May 28, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Fresh of its second America East championship in the last three seasons, the Stony Brook baseball team found out on Monday that it is headed to the Coral Gables Regional this weekend to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.
Seeded No. 4 in the regional, the Seawolves will take on top seed and host Miami in its first game on Friday at 7 p.m. at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Joining the Seawolves and Hurricanes in the Coral Gables Regional is No. 2 Central Florida (43-15) and No. 3 Missouri State (39-20).
Stony Brook (46-11) has the top winning percentage in Division I (.807) and has won 11 straight and 22 of 23. Ranked No. 30 in the latest NCBWA poll, the Seawolves will be making their fourth all-time regional appearance and third in the last five years.
No. 21 Miami (36-21) is making its record 40th straight regional appearance and is coming off an 8-5 loss to Georgia Tech in the ACC title game on Sunday. The Hurricanes are led by a pitching staff that ranked 12th in the nation with a 2.96 ERA entering last week.
This will be the second all-time meeting between Miami and Stony Brook. The first took place on March 19, 2003 when then freshman and future National League MVP Ryan Braun hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to lift the Hurricanes to a 9-8 victory over the Seawolves.
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