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Stony Brook and Kent State each finished the 2012 college baseball season among the elite teams in a sport long dominated by programs in the South and West. Those two northern teams are far from the top of the game so far in 2013. In fact, Stony Brook is close to the bottom after having its lineup gutted by a player exodus to professional baseball. Seawolves coach Matt Senk knew it would be a long shot for his team to duplicate the magic that carried it to the College World Series for the first time. But he never imagined this: The Seawolves opened with nine straight losses and are 9-18 heading into this weekend's America East series at Albany. ''If last year was in many respects the perfect storm of talent and experience to get us to the College World Series, this has been kind of the reverse perfect storm,'' Senk said Thursday from his office on Long Island, N.Y. Things aren't quite as dire 500 miles to the west at Kent State, but the Golden Flashes also have been less than d...
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