LSU/Stony Brook To Resume On Saturday Morning, Tied At 4-4
The LSU Tigers and Stony Brook Sea Wolves will resume game one of their best-of-three game NCAA Super Regional baseball series on Saturday, at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, with the score tied at 2-2, in the 12th inning.
The game will resume at 10 am, after rain washed away the completion of the opening game of the series.
Even without a final score, the 11 innings of play on Friday were dramatic.
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.
Stony Brook will be hitting in the top half of the 12th inning, against LSU pitcher Hick Goody, with nobody out, and nobody on base.