Baseball falls to LSU in completion of suspended game
June 9, 2012
Baton Rouge, La. - Mason Katz hit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 12th as No. 1 LSU defeated No. 16 Stony Brook baseball, 5-4, in the completion of yesterday's suspended game one of the best-of-three Super Regional. Game 2 will start at 12 p.m. EST on ESPN2.
Stony Brook went down in order in the 12th and Tyler Moore then opened the 12th with a bloop single to center. Austin Nola then sacrificed him to second and two batters later Katz hit a single to left-center to drive in Moore with game-winning run.
It was the continuation of yesterday's classic that was suspended in the top of the 12th with the score tied 4-4. The game was suspended yesterday after 2:34 weather delay.
LSU hit game-tying home runs in the ninth, 10th and 11th to send the game to the 12th.
Sophomore Brandon McNitt started for Stony Brook on Friday and allowed just an unearned run in 7.0+ innings. Senior Sal Intagliata went 2-for-4 with two RBI and junior William Camona and Jankowski had three hits apiece.
Stony Brook jumped out on the Tigers early on a two-run home run to left from Intagliata with one out in the second. It was just Intagliata's second homer of the second and only his fourth career long ball in 208 career at-bats.
McNitt then got out of a jam in the bottom of the inning, getting Alex Edward to ground into an inning ending 4-6-3 double play with runners on first and third.
McNitt cruised through the middle innings, allowing just two base runners, before LSU got an unearned run in the seventh to cut the Stony Brook lead to 2-1.
LSU put runners on first and second with no out in the eighth but junior reliever James Campbell then struck out Tyler Moore swinging and senior catcher Pat Cantwell threw out pinch-runner Jared Foster for the second out.
Courtney then dove into the stands along the first-base line to make a highlight reel catch and end the inning.