Junior William Carmona went 4-for-5 with three RBI and senior Tyler Johnson went 6.1 innings as the No. 4 Stony Brook baseball team won for the third time in two days, beating UCF, 10-6, to win the Coral Gables Regional and advance to its first ever Super Regional.
Stony Brook now travels to Baton Rouge to take on LSU in the Super Regionals beginning on Friday, June 8, at 12 pm. Game 2 will be Saturday, June 9, at 12 pm and Game 3 would be Sunday, June 10, at 1 pm. All games will be aired on ESPN2 and all times are EST.
The Seawolves are just the third ever No. 4 seed to advance to the Super Regionals since the NCAA went to the Regional format in 1999. Stony Brook improves to 50-12 with the win, the first team in the nation to reach 50 wins this season.
SBU is also the first team in America East history to advance to the Super Regionals and the first to win a Regional since 1991. Stony Brook has won 26 of its last 28 games.
Pitching on two days rest, Johnson (11-1) picked up his second win of the Regional. Carmona went 11-for-21 with two HR and 10 RBI in the Regional and was named the Regional’s Most Outstanding Player.
Joining Carmona on the All-Regional team were Johnson, juniors Travis Jankowski and Maxx Tissenbaum, sophomore Kevin Courtney and senior Pat Cantwell.
The Stony Brook offense continued its offensive explosion, collecting 12 hits. SBU finished the Regional with 50 runs and 49 hits.