Game 1 between the Stony Brook Seawolves and the LSU Tigers in the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament Super Regional in Baton Rouge will be postponed due to rain until 11:05 a.m. on Saturday. Heavy rain and lightning stopped the game in the top of the 12th inning of a very exciting contest at LSU's Alex Box Stadium. The back-and-forth-game is tied, 4-4.
Here's a recap of the action.
The longball was the weapon of choice on Friday as the teams hit a combined five home runs. Stony Brook got on the board first with a two-run home run in the second inning by Sal Intagliata. Ty Ross got LSU one run back in the seventh inning with a ground out RBI. The run was unearned for Seawolves pitcher Brandon McNitt as the runner had reached base on an error. The Tigers tied the game 2-2 in the ninth inning with a solo home run by JaCoby Jones.
In the top of the 10th inning, Steven Goldstein deposited a pitch in the right field bleachers to give the Seawolves the lead. LSU answered in the bottom of the inning with Tyler Moore's solo home run. Stony Brook scored in the top of the 11th inning on a sacrifice fly by Kevin Krause. Mason Katz hit a solo homer for LSU in the bottom of the inning to prolong the game.
McNitt pitched a gem for the Seawolves and was given a standing ovation when he left in the seventh inning. McNitt faced 25 batters, allowed one run (unearned), three hits and two walks while striking out three batters. James Campbell went three innings in relief of McNitt and gave up two earned runs on two hits while striking out two batters and walking two. Jasvir Rakkar came on after Campbell and gave up two hits, one earned run and a walk while striking out one batter. LSU started freshman pitcher Aaron Nola who went six innings, giving up nine hits and two earned runs while striking out six batters. Joey Bourgeois allowed one hit and a walk in a scoreless seventh inning for LSU. Chris Cotton took the next three innings for the Tigers, giving up two hits and one earned runs while striking out four batters. Nick Goody gave up two hits, one earned run and a walk in the 11th for LSU.
Game 2 will start 50 minutes after the conclusion of Game 1 on Saturday. Both games can be seen on ESPN2.