Baseball's CWS run honored as one of 2012's top sports stories

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Dec. 28, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team shocked the world in 2012 with its run to the College World Series, and it's safe to say no one has forgotten it. Numerous outlets have named Stony Brook's run as one of the top sports stories of the year.

Stony Brook University named baseball's College World Series run No. 1 in its "Top 12 Stories of 2012." Newsday placed the story No. 11 in its "Top 12 New York Sports Stories of 2012." The Village Times Herald named the baseball team as its "People of the Year in Sports."

After winning the America East championship, the Seawolves upended Miami (FL), Missouri State and Central Florida to win the Coral Gables Regional and advance to the Baton Rouge Super Regional against six-time national champion, LSU. The Tigers took game one, but Stony Brook bounced back to win games two and three to shock the world and advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The Seawolves capped the 2012 campaign with 52 wins, a program record, and laid claim to being the first-ever America East team and first Northeast Region team since 1986 to reach the College World Series. Head coach Matt Senk was named the National Collegiate Basetball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Coach of the Year, and outfielder Travis Jankowski was named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) National Co-Player of the Year.