|Shortstop Cole Peragine|
Don’t look now but the Stony Brook baseball team is one win away from a Super Regional.
The Seawolves forced a deciding game in the Coral Gables Regional with a 12-5 win over Central Florida last night and will take on the Knights again tonight with the regional title on the line.
That win against UCF came after a thrilling 10-7 come-from-behind win over Missouri State on Sunday afternoon eliminating the Bears from regional play. Down by five runs on two separate occasions, Stony brook used a seven-run seventh inning fueled by a Kevin Courtney three-run double, his second two-base hit of the inning, to take the lead.
The offensive fireworks continued later in the evening as the Seawolves erupted for 12 more runs. In its four regional games thus far, the Stony Brook offense has scored 40 runs, connected for 47 hits and hasn’t scored fewer than 8 runs in a game.
Media attention has been great for the Seawolves down in sunny Florida. Newsday has all the coverage from yesterday’s exciting action and a great photo gallery from the first four days in Coral Gables.
Meanwhile, the Orlando Sentinel put together a game story from last night and even asks, “What’s a Seawolf?”
The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft begins this evening with the first round. The Draft continues through Wednesday and chances are names will be called from all over the America East baseball landscape.
You can follow all of the draft happenings with the MLB.com Draft Tracker.
Speaking of professional baseball, Binghamton product Scott Diamond continues to dazzle with the Minnesota Twins. The southpaw threw seven innings on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians surrendering just three unearned runs to pick up his fourth win of the season. Diamond lowered his ERA to a nifty 1.86 in six starts for the Twins this year. Check out highlights from his outing, here.