Greet the Stony Brook baseball team as it returns to campus

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June 11, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Fresh off a thrilling weekend at the NCAA Super Regionals, the Stony Brook baseball team is set to return to campus on Monday at 2:15 p.m. at the Arena steps. Stony Brook Athletics invites everyone to come out, greet the Seawolves and wish them well before they head to Omaha for the College World Series.

After defeating Miami (FL), Central Florida and Missouri State in the Coral Gables Regional, the Seawolves headed to Baton Rouge, La. to face six-time national champion LSU in the NCAA Super Regionals. The Tigers prevailed in game one, forcing Stony Brook to win the next two games for an improbable shot at the College World Series.

That's when Stony Brook shocked the world.

Behind a pair of dominant pitching performances from senior Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) and sophomore Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.), the Seawolves won games two and three to eliminate the heavily-favored Tigers and send Stony Brook to its first-ever College World Series.

Stony Brook, which has won 28 of its last 31 games, is just the second No. 4 seed to reach the College World Series since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1999. The Seawolves are also the first America East team to reach the College World Series.

The College World Series takes place June 14-26 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.