LSU Wins Super Regional Opener, 5-4, Over Stony Brook
The LSU Tigers one game one of their best-of-game NCAA Super Regional baseball series on Saturday, defeating the Stony Brook Sea Wolves, 5-4, in 11 innings, at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.
The game was the completion of Friday’s game, which was halted due to rain, with the score tied at 3-3..
The match-up turned out to be a dramatic one.
Here’s what happened on Friday:
Stony Brook grabbed the lead in the top half of the second inning, as Sal Intagliata blasted a two-run home run off LSU starter Aaron Nola, giving the Sea Wolves a 2-0 advantage.
The Tigers cored an unearned run in the seventh inning off of Stony Brook starter Brandon McNitt, when Raph Rhymes reached on an error, and later scored on a ground ball off the bat of Ty Ross.
For there, it was sheer drama, as LSU blasted three-consecutive game-tying home runs in as many inning.
Down, 2-1, JaCoby Jones hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth, tying the game at 2-2.
Steven Goldstein then homered for the Sea Wolves in the top of the tenth, putting them on top, 3-2.
The Tigers were down to an out in the bottom half of the inning, before Austin Nola delivered a dramatic home run to knot it up again at 3-3.
Stony Brook pushed a run across the plate in the top of the 11th-inning, to give them yet another lead, 4-3, before Mason Katz led off the home half of the inning with a solo bomb, evening things up yet again, 4-4.
That’s when the game was halted.
On Saturday, Stony Brook failed to score in the top of the twelve, and then LSU ended it, and Katz drove home Tyler Moore with the game-winning run.
Kevin Gausman (12-1), who will also start game two of the series, got the win for LSU, pitching one inning, while Frankie Vanderka (2-3) suffered the loss for Stony Brook.
With the win, LSU improved to 47-16, while Stony Brook fell to 50-13.
Game two began 30 minutes after the completion of game one.
View the game box score.