Stony Brook's Pat Cantwell takes a swing against Maine during the America East Championship game last week.
Daily Word: Destination South Beach
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against the some of the best competition in the nation is nothing new for the
Stony Brook baseball team. Just ask the six Seawolves who suited up for Cape
Cod League teams last summer. So when the Miami Hurricanes sit in the opposing
dugout on Friday down in South Beach, you can bet intimidation will be no
That, according to a piece in Newsday today, is one reason to not count Stony Brook out despite playing as the No. 4 seed in the Coral Gables regional matched up against a program that has made 40 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
were facing the best players in the nation day in and day out,” Travis
Jankowski told Newsday about his time on the Cape. “When we go to a regional
and we're playing the best 64 teams in college baseball, we kind of know we can
compete with these guys at a high level.”
In fact, Jeremy Mills of ESPN considers the Seawolves to be the toughest No. 4 seed and Miami has one of the most difficult roads to a Super Regional.
in the top-10 nationally in three statistical categories as a team, including
second in team batting average, Stony Brook leads the country in winning
percentage and boasts an explosive lineup. Willie Carmona is one of multiple
Stony Brook bats that can erupt at any given moment. Newsday has more
You can read more on Stony Brook’s regional appearance, here.
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