#Seawolves first basemen honored as one of top five seniors in college baseball.
Teams will play for the tournament title and NCAA Tournament bid Sunday at noon.
Stony Brook will face either Hartford or Binghamton Saturday with a chance to win the championship.
Vanderka's fifth complete game of the season leads Stony Brook past the Black Bears.
Stony Brook has won tournament titles in 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Stony Brook vs. UCLA: CWS Game 1
2014: Named first-team All-America East after finishing in the top 10 in the conference in nearly every offensive category...started all 53 games and batted .341 with a team-leading 71 hits...also contributed 14 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 41 RBI...ranked second in the conference in runs (44), hits and RBI...also ranked in the top 10 in batting average, on-base percentage (.426), slugging pct. (.457), doubles and total bases (95)...picked up two hits and drove in two runs vs. Saint Peter's (March 1)...had two hits at Wake Forest (March 1)...fell a home run shy of the cycle, blasting three hits, scoring two runs and driving home two runs in a 6-0 win over Fordham (March 8)...went 4-for-7 and hit a walk-off RBI double in the 14th inning to lift Stony Brook to a 10-9 win over Fordham (March 9)...named America East Player of the Week on March 11 after hitting .467 with four extra-base hits against Fordham...had two hits and an RBI in 4-3 win over Pac-12's USC (March 18)...named one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award on March 19...had three hits and drove in five runs in a doubleheader sweep of Albany (March 22)...went 3-for-4 with two doubles in win over Albany (March 23)...drove in two runs in back-to-back wins over Marist (April 1) and Sacred Heart (April 2)...went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in comeback win over Bryant (April 5)...had two more RBI against Connecticut (April 5)...homered and doubled twice as part of 3-for-4, four RBI, three runs scored day vs. Binghamton (April 13)...had five hits, three RBI and three runs scored in doubleheader sweep at Albany (April 27)...named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award...collected five hits and scored five times in series vs. Maine (May 3-4)...hit for the cycle, the program's first since 2006, when he singled twice, doubled, tripled and homered at NYIT (May 7)...finished the day 5-for-6 with four RBI and three runs scored...the five hits were a career high...went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs in 10-6 win over Hartford at America East Championship (May 23).
2013: Made 52 starts, all at first base...hit .237 with six home runs, 28 RBI and 29 runs scored...led the Seawolves in doubles (13), home runs, RBI, slugging percentage (.432) and on-base percentage (.389)...during conference play, hit .348 with a league-leading six home runs and 28 RBI...named first-team All-America East...hit 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in a win over UMBC (3/30)...went 4-for-9 with two home runs, a triple and five RBI in a series vs. Albany (4/6-4/7)...drove in what ended up being the game-winning run with an eighth-inning double in the victory over Hartford (4/13)...hit a grand slam, which turned out to be the game-winner in SB's 5-1 victory at Binghamton (4/27)...hit a three-run homer in an 8-4 win at Binghamton to win the series (4/28)...named America East Player of the Week on April 29 after hitting .333 with two homers and seven RBI...went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a win at UMBC (5/4)...walked and scored three times in a win over Albany (5/12).
2012: Appeared in 62 games, making 56 starts...hit .293 with four home runs and 38 RBI...hit .333 (3-for-9) at the Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis (3/9-3/11) ... drove in two runs at Fordham (3/20) ... hit solo home run in opening game of a doubleheader at Holy Cross (3/25) ... went 2-for-3 in both ends of doubleheader against Binghamton (4/6) ... hit a three-run double to break 2-2 fifth inning tie in win over Fairfield (4/25)...homered in both ends of a doubleheader and had five RBI in a sweep at Maine (5/19)...drove in runs in five consecutive games while hitting .471 (8-for-17) between May 19 and May 25...was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in a win over Missouri State in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional (6/3)...named to the Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament team after scoring seven runs and driving in five over five games...homered at LSU as part of a 3-for-3 day in a win over the then No. 1 Tigers (6/9).
2011: America East All-Rookie team selection ... twice named America East Rookie of the Week ... made 35 starts at first base ... hit .306 with 12 doubles and 29 RBI ... had 11 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... recorded first collegiate hit against Florida Atlantic (2/26) ... had first multi-hit game (3-for-5) on March 19 against Fordham ... went 9-for-14 (.643) in four-game series at New York Tech (4/2-4/3) ... had seven hits in eight at-bats in three game series against UMBC (4/16-4/17).
High School: A three year letterwinner and two-way standout, Courtney was a two-time captain for head coach John Habyan at St. John the Baptist in West Islip, N.Y ... named the Long Island Catholic League MVP in 2009 ... led St. John to the regular season conference championship in 2010 ... finished with a 6-1 record and a 1.14 ERA on the mound in addition to hitting .515 at the plate ... led St. John to the Catholic League Championship in 2008 ... went 10-0 and won the deciding third game of the Championship series.
Personal:Kevin Christopher Courtney ... born June 7, 1992 ... son of Christopher and Kathleen ... has one sister (Kaitlin).