LSU-Stony Brook Game Suspended After 11 Innings with Score Tied 4-4

LSU-Stony Brook Game Suspended After 11 Innings with Score Tied 4-4
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:04pm

After a two-hour, 34-minute rain delay, Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional has been suspended due to rain. It will resume at 10:05 a.m. CT on Saturday. LSU and Stony Brook are tied 4-4 through 11 innings of play, and the game will resume with Stony Brook coming to bat in the top of the 12th inning.

Fans must use their Game 1 ticket to enter Alex Box Stadium for the 10:05 a.m. start. The stadium will be cleared between games, with Game 2 starting 50 minutes following the conclusion of Game 1. Fans need their Game 2 tickets for admission to the second game Saturday.

LSU hit solo home runs in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings to tie the game three times on Friday.

The visiting Seawolves hit a two-run home run in the top of the second innings off LSU starter Aaron Nola (6 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 6 K, 0 BB, 109 pitches) to take a 2-0 lead that they held until the seventh.

The Tigers cut the lead in half, 2-1, when Raph Rhymes reached on a two-base error, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a groundout by catcher Ty Ross.

Second baseman JaCoby Jones led off the bottom of the ninth inning with LSU's first of three solo home runs, but the Tigers couldn't scratch across another run and the game went to extra innings.

Stony Brook leftfielder Steven Goldstein answered with a one-out solo home run off LSU reliever Chris Cotton (3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 0 BB) in the top of the 10th to put the Tigers behind the eight ball once again.

With two outs and a full count on LSU first baseman Tyler Moore - who entered for Arby Fields in the eighth inning – he lined another solo home run into the right field bleachers to tie the game at 3-3.

Facing LSU's Nick Goody in the 11th, Stony Brook's compensation-round draft pick, Travis Jankowski, singled to left to lead off the inning. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a single to right by William Carmona. After an intentional walk of Maxx Tissenbaum loaded the bases with one out, Kevin Krause hit a sacrifice fly to center field that scored Jankowski and gave the Seawolves a 4-3 lead.

For the third consecutive inning, LSU erased a one-run deficit. Facing Stony Brook reliever Jasvir Rakkar, Mason Katz led off the bottom of the 11th with a towering homer down the left field line to tie the game at 4-4. Rhymes hit the next pitch from Rakkar along the same path as Katz, but his was ruled foul.

While the Tigers were warming for the top of the 12th inning, the game was halted by rain at 3:08 p.m. CT.

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