Lindy Natives Heading to College World Series

Stony Brook Seawolves 2012 team includes freshman Michael Roehrig, a Lindenhurst High School alumnus, and sophomore Kevin Courtney, a Lindy native and St. John the Baptist alum.

is headed to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska for the first time ever, thanks to an upset 7-2 win over LSU on Sunday night.

And with that the Seawolves team kept to the season's mantra, "Shock the World," according to the the SBU baseball program's Facebook page.

(To read more about the win, click . And for a full game recap from GoSeawolves.org, click here.)

The Seawolves team - which is the first America East team to reach the College World Series - includes two Lindenhurst natives.

Freshman Michael Roehrig, a alumnus, plays 1B/OF while Sophomore Kevin Courtney, a Lindy native and alum, plays 1B/LHP.

During the 2012 season Roehrig had a hit and two RBIs in the season-opener against Nicholls State back in February, and registered two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs at Fairleigh Dickinson back in March, according to the Stony Brook Seawolves website.

Meanwhile during the 2012 season Courtney hit .333 (three-for-nine) at the Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis, drove in two runs at Fordham and hit solo home run in opening game of a doubleheader at Holy Cross back in March, according to the Seawolves website.

He also went two-for-three in both ends of doubleheader against Binghamton and hit a three-run double to break 2-2 fifth-inning tie in a win over Fairfield back in March, according to the website.

"It's unbelievable," said Courtney told the Associated Press after arriving back on Long Island. "This is really unexpected. We had friends and family come and support us at [], and then we came back here and see all these people. It's tremendous support. It's really what keeps us motivated and going."

Both Roehrig and Courtney will head to the CWS, along with SBU team, this weekend. The Series begins on June 14 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, and runs through June 26.

Stony Brook - which has won 28 of its past 31 games - is only the second Number Four seed to reach the College World Series since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1999.

Kathie Skopek June 13, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Thumbs Up, guys!!!!!! Good going!!!


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