FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Stony Brook, N.Y. – Contests against 2008 NCAA Tournament participants Coastal Carolina and Virginia and a 24-game home slate at University Field highlight the schedule for the defending America East champion Stony Brook University baseball team, as released on Wednesday by head coach Matt Senk.
Stony Brook opens the season with a four-game series against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 27-March 1), part of a season-opening 11-game road trip that will also take the Seawolves to Conway, S.C. for Coastal Carolina’s Caravelle Resort Tournament (March 6-8), as well as to Richmond, Va. for a three-game set against Virginia Commonwealth (March 14-15).
The Seawolves begin their home schedule with a four-game series against LeMoyne College (March 21-22) before playing a home-and-home series with New York Tech (March 27-29). Stony Brook opens its conference season at University Field the following weekend, hosting the Vermont Catamounts.
Following a two-game set at ACC opponent Virginia (April 7-8), the Seawolves will play back-to-back road series against America East foes UMBC (April 10-12) and Binghamton (17-19). SBU will then close its 11-game road trip with a midweek game against Hofstra on April 21 before welcoming Albany to University Field for a four-game series on April 24-26.
The Seawolves play their final road series of season on May 8-10 against Hartford and then close out the regular season with a four-game set against Maine (May 14-16).The four-team 2009 America East Tournament will be played on May 21-23.
Stony Brook returns all nine of its position starters from last season’s NCAA Tournament team that recorded 34 wins, the programs most victories since 2001.