Baseball's run to CWS voted AE Moment of the Year
Aug. 7, 2012
Cambridge, Mass. - The Stony Brook University baseball team's memorable run to the College World Series has been voted the America East's 2011-12 moment of the year, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
The baseball team's accomplishment received 141 votes, 38 percent of the 373 votes cast in the second year of the award. Lucy Van Dalen '12 winning an NCAA title in the indoor mile received the second-most votes with 32 percent of the total.
The America East unveiled 12 nominees for the award via video capsules earlier this summer and fans voted for their favorite Moment of the Year by liking the corresponding video on Facebook. Voting ran from July 25-August 6.
The Seawolves' baseball team dominated during the regular season and conference tournament, capturing its second league title in three years and earning an NCAA berth.
That dominance continued at the Coral Gables Regional as the Seawolves scored 50 runs in five games and won three straight elimination contests to earn a date at 7th-seeded LSU in the best-of-three Super Regional.
After losing a heartbreaker in the first game of the series, Stony Brook outscored the Tigers 10-3 in the next two games to again avoid elimination and became the first America East team to advance to the College World Series.
The Seawolves ended their season with 52 wins, the most the country, and finished the season ranked No. 7 in the nation.