LSU Tigers: Stony Brook

Rapid Reaction: Stony Brook 3, LSU 1 

June, 9, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. – Tyler Johnson pitched a 3-hitter Saturday as Stony Brook evened its best-of-3 NCAA Super Regional series against LSU with a 3-1 win at Alex Box Stadium.

The third and deciding game will be noon Sunday at LSU. The Tigers will be going for their 16th College World Series appearance while Stony Brook is playing in its first super regional.

Overview: Johnson outpitched LSU ace Kevin Gausman (12-2), who earlier in the day got a win out of the bullpen in LSU's 5-4 12-inning win in Game 1. That game was completed Saturday morning after rain suspended play Friday.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Mason Katz's RBI single in the bottom of the 12th Saturday morning lifted LSU to a 5-4 win over Stony Brook in the completion of the first game of a best-of-3 super regional suspended Friday by rain.

Overview: Katz, who homered in the 11th inning Friday to send the game to the 12th inning, singled in the 12th to plate Tyler Moore, who led off the 12th inning with a seeing-eye bloop single the fell between three Stony Brook players for a hit. After an Austin Nola sacrifice bunt and an intentional walk to JaCoby Jones, Katz lined a Frankie Vanderka pitch to left-center field for the winning run.

The two teams will meet again for Game 2 starting at 11:05 a.m. Kevin Gausman (12-1) who pitched the 12th inning to get the win, is scheduled to start the second game for LSU against Stony Brook ace Tyler Johnson (11-1).

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- It was 16 years ago Friday that Warren Morris hit perhaps the most celebrated home run in LSU history, as his walk-off, two-run home run against Miami at the College World Series gave LSU a win and a national title.

On Friday, the Tigers again delivered memories with clutch postseason long balls. While none of LSU's three home runs in the first game of the best-of-three super regional series against Stony Brook were nearly as singularly dramatic as Morris' "Shot Heard 'Round the Bayou," they added another unique chapter to the storied program's history collectively.

Before rain suspended the game at 4-4 at the end of the 11th inning, LSU faced a one-run deficit and was down to its last half-inning in the bottom of three straight innings. In each, a Tiger came through with a game-tying homer.

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Early start won't bother Tigers

June, 5, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. – There's nothing like sipping your morning coffee around the batting cage.

That's what LSU and Stony Brook will be doing this weekend for their Super Regional series at Alex Box Stadium. The series has drawn the early start for ESPN2 with Friday and Saturday games starting at 11 a.m. and the if-necessary game on Sunday scheduled for noon.

For the players, the early start matters little.

"We played at 9:30 in the morning (at the SEC tournament), but once we toed it up, you forget what time of day it is," shortstop Austin Nola said. "Our mentality was, we're going to beat these guys no matter what. That's the mentality. Once you get on the field, you're ready to go."

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Goody "electric" for Tigers

June, 4, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU closer Nick Goody slumped before the Baton Rouge regional, but in two shutout innings in two days, the right-hander had fantastic stuff.

He struck out the side in the 10th inning in Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning win over Oregon State for his 11th save of the season, setting up the Beavers hitters with hard fastballs, then finishing them off with nasty sliders on all three third strikes.

"He was electric," said Oregon State closer Scott Schultz, who was pretty good in his own right in 8 2/3 innings of splendid relief work for OSU in the loss. "He spotted his fast ball and his slider was pretty good. But he spotted his fastball, just like a major leaguer."

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