Baton Rouge, La. (June9, 2012) –Mason Katzhit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 12th asNo. 1 LSU defeated No. 16 Stony Brook baseball, 5-4, in the completion ofyesterday’s suspended game one of the best-of-three Super Regional. Game 2 willstart at 12 p.m. EST on ESPN2.
Stony Brookwent down in order in the 12th and Tyler Moore then opened the 12thwith a bloop single to center. Austin Nola then sacrificed him to second andtwo batters later Katz hit a single to left-center to drive in Moore withgame-winning run.
It was thecontinuation of yesterday’s classic that was suspended in the top ofthe 12th with the score tied 4-4. Thegame was suspended yesterday after 2:34 weather delay.
LSU hitgame-tying home runs in the ninth, 10th and 11th to sendthe game to the 12th.
SBU tookthe lead in the 10th on a home run from freshman Steven Goldsteinand then again in the 11th when junior Travis Jankowski scored on ashort sacrifice fly from freshman Kevin Krause.
SophomoreBrandon McNitt started for Stony Brook on Friday and allowed just an unearnedrun in 7.0+ innings. Senior Sal Intagliata went 2-for-4 with two RBI and juniorWilliam Camona 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.
Courtneythen dove into the stands along the first-base line to make a highlight reelcatch and end the inning.