Friday, June 8, 2012

Baseball and LSU suspended due to rain, tied 4-4 in 12th

Baton Rouge, La. (June 8, 2012) – Gameone of the NCAA Super Regionals between the Stony Brook baseball team and LSUhas been suspended due to rain with the score tied 4-4 in the top of the 12thinning. The game will resume Saturday at 11:05 ET. Game two will begin 50minutes after the conclusion of game one. Television information for tomorrow will beannounced later tonight.
The gamewas suspended after 2:34 weather delay. 
Stony Brookled 2-1 going to the bottom of the ninth but JaCoby Jones led off the inningwith a solo home run to left to tie the game 2-2 and send it to extra innings.
But theSeawolves answered right back as freshman Steven Goldstein, who came in thecame earlier as a pinch-hitter, launched a home run into the right-field grandstands. SBU was one out from victory in the 10th but Tyler Moore hita 3-2 pitch to the seats in right to tie the game 3-3.
SBU had aresponse in the 11th though as SBU loaded the bases with one out.Freshman Kevin Krause then lifted a short fly to center and junior Travis Jankowski slid homejust ahead of the throw of Mason Katz.
 Down to itsfinal three outs for the third time, LSU came back once again as Katz led offthe bottom of the 11th with a home run to left. Junior Jasvir Rakkarrecovered to record the final three outs and the game then went into a raindelay before the LSU took the field for the 12th.
SophomoreBrandon McNitt started for Stony Brook and allowed just an unearned run in 7.0+innings. Senior Sal Intagliata went 2-for-4 with two RBI and junior WilliamCamona and Jankowski had three hits apiece.
Stony Brookjumped out on the Tigers early on a two-run home run to left from Intagliatawith one out in the second. It was just Intagliata’s second homer of the secondand only his fourth career long ball in 208 career at-bats.
McNitt thengot out of a jam in the bottom of the inning, getting Alex Edward to groundinto an inning ending 4-6-3 double play with runners on first and third.
McNittcruised through the middle innings, allowing just two base runners, before LSUgot an unearned run in the seventh to cut the Stony Brook lead to 2-1.
LSU putrunners on first and second with no out in the eighth but junior reliever JamesCampbell then struck out Tyler Moore swinging and senior catcher Pat Cantwellthrew out pinch-runner Jared Foster for the second out.
Sophomore Kevin Courtneythen dove into the stands along the first-base line to make a highlight reelcatch and end the inning.