Jan. 10, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Trips to Mississippi, Florida and California and a 24-game conference schedule highlight the Stony Brook baseball team's 2014 schedule as the #Seawolves compete for their fifth America East championship and NCAA Tournament berth.
Stony Brook will commence the season Feb. 14 with a three-game series at Southern Mississippi, a 30-game winner last season. The following weekend, the #Seawolves will play at Florida International Feb. 21-23 against a squad that has moved from the Sun Belt to Conference USA.
The #Seawolves will participate in a weekend tournament at Wake Forest Feb. 28 to March 2, taking on the host Demon Deacons, Saint Peter's and Saint Louis, which won the Atlantic 10 Championship and went to the NCAA Tournament last season.
The #Seawolves home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 against Iona, and that following Saturday, March 8, they will host Fordham.
March 14-19 Stony Brook will head west to California, which is a recruiting hotbed for the #Seawolves. They will play a three-game series at UC Riverside March 14-17, then face USC March 18 and Cal State Northridge March 19.
Stony Brook's local non-conference foes will include Sacred Heart, Marist, Bryant, Connecticut, Fairfield and NYIT.
Stony Brook will play a 24-game America East schedule with a different format in years past. With the addition of UMass Lowell to the conference, the seven-team league will play an unbalanced schedule, facing two teams in a home-and-home series and the other four teams in just a single series. The #Seawolves will face Albany (March 22-23, April 26-27) and Hartford (March 29-30, May 16-17) while playing Binghamton (April 12-13) and Maine (May 3-4) only at home and UMass Lowell (April 19-20) and UMBC (May 10-11) only on the road.
The ultimate goal will be to qualify and win the 2014 America East Championship. The #Seawolves have earned a spot in the conference tournament in eight consecutive seasons, the longest active streak of any league member. Stony Brook has previously captured four conference titles in 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2012, and appeared in the NCAA Tournament all four times, including the program's "Shock the World" run to the College World Series in 2012.