Stony Brook Baseball honored by New York Mets at Citi Field
June 20, 2012
Queens, N.Y. -
After making a memorable run to the College World Series, the Stony Brook University baseball team was honored by the New York Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field prior to the Mets/Orioles game.
The team attended batting practice and met with several Mets players before being recognized prior to the game. Stony Brook head coach Matt Senk, flanked by the Seawolves four seniors, then threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Under Senk, the 2012 NCBWA National Coach of the Year, Stony Brook is coming off the most successful season in program history. With a program-record and NCAA-leading 52 wins, the Seawolves shocked the world by defeating Miami, Missouri State and Central Florida in the NCAA Regional and LSU in the NCAA Super Regional to reach its first-ever College World Series.
Stony Brook has received unprecedented exposure for its College World Series run around the country, including captivating the host city of Omaha, which embraced the Seawolves as their hometown team.
Over the last week, Stony Brook has been featured in many prestigious media outlets including Newsday, New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, SNY, YES, News 12, ESPN Radio, WFAN, Associated Press, ESPN.com, SI.com, MLB.com, Los Angeles Times, Omaha World Herald, Baseball America and many more.