Rooting On The Stony Brook Seawolves in the CWS
I joined with my Long Island Senate colleagues to cheer on the Stony Brook Seawolves, who are the “Cinderella” story this year, as they make their first-ever appearance in the College World Series (CWS).
Stony Brook is only the second number 4 seed in NCAA Baseball Tournament history (and the first America East Conference team) to reach the CWS. The Seawolves, with a record of 52 wins and only 13 losses, led the nation in wins this year, and had seven players selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, led by CF Travis Jankowski (taken 44th overall, by the San Diego Padres). The Seawolves pitching staff is anchored by Tyler Johnson (who sports a 12-1 record, with a 1.94 ERA). Johnson was taken in the 33rd round of the draft by the Oakland A’s.
Stony Brook ranks second in the country with a .335 team batting average, and is 4th in the nation with a scoring average of 7.2 runs per game.
You can read 10 interesting facts about the Seawolves team by clicking here
Good Luck to Stony Brook!