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College World Series: Stony Brook Proves Why Playoff Format Is Best

Published by on June 11, 2012

Say the name Les Miles in a bar in Baton Rouge, La., and you are sure to start a conversation. Say Chuck Priore, however, and you might get a bunch of confused faces.

Why is that?

Well, Miles is the head coach of LSU football team that reached the national championship in January, while Priore is the head coach of a small school in Long Island called Stony Brook.

While Stony Brook may be lightyears apart in terms of national recognition, for one night it is being spoken about in the same sentence thanks to the game played on the diamond. Stony Brook shocked the world, to use the team's mantra, by eliminating the six-time national champion team in front of its own packed house at the legendary Alex Box Stadium.

The Seawolves of Stony Brook will now head to Omaha for the first time in school history with the chance to win the title.

That thought may sound unfathomable for most people familiar with the sport, but not to avid followers in the Northeast. 

Matt Senk's squad had a total of seven players selected in the draft, and all of them were selected within the top 11...

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