#Seawolves return to national polls, ranked No. 29 this week

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May 13, 2014

Tuscon, Ariz. - Winner of six straight games, 25 of its last 30 and 31 of its last 40, the Stony Brook baseball team has earned a spot in this week's Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I Top 30 poll, checking in at No. 29. The team is also receiving votes in this week's National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Top 30 poll.

This is Stony Brook's first appearance in the national rankings since the end of the 2012 season when the #Seawolves, fresh off their "Shock the World" run to the College World Series, completed the year ranked seventh in the Baseball America poll and eighth in the NCBWA, ESPN/USA Today and Collegiate Baseball polls.

Under head coach Matt Senk, the #Seawolves are red-hot in 2014, sitting at 31-15 overall and 16-4 in America East. They have the nation's No. 1 fielding percentage (.984) and rank 38th among all teams in winning percentage. They lead the conference in hitting (.285), on-base percentage (.374), runs scored (263), RBI (228), walks (201), stolen bases (61), opponent batting average (.230) and pitcher strikeouts (302).

Stony Brook has a one-game lead over Hartford for first place heading into the final weekend of regular season play and will host the Hawks this Friday and Saturday at Joe Nathan Field. The team that takes two of three in the series will earn the No. 1 seed at the upcoming America East Championship.