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Stony Brook baseball’s opening game in NCAA Super Regionals can’t fit into one day

The Stony Brook University baseball team matched the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers with four runs apiece on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Super Regionals. The game went for 12 innings before it had to be suspended to the next day due to rain.

In the game, senior outfielder Sal Intagliata had two hits and two runs-batted-in (RBI). Juniors William Carmona, an infielder, and Travis Jankowski, an outfielder, each had three hits. Sophomore Brandon McNitt was the starting pitcher for Stony Brook; he threw seven innings and allowed just an unearned run.

Intagliata got Stony Brook on the board in the second inning with a two-run home run with one out. It is his second home run of the season and his fourth in 208 at-bats. In the bottom of the inning, McNitt fought his way out of trouble, inducing a double play that meant the LSU runners on first and third were stranded.

LSU would then squeak through a run in the seventh inning. It looked as though they would deal more damage in the eighth when they had runners on first and second with no outs. Junior relief pitcher James Campbell then struck out the next batter; senior Pat Cantwell threw out a runner trying to steal second base. Then sophomore infielder Kevin Courtney made the diving catch into the stands to grab the third out of the inning.

The Seawolves had a 2-1 lead in the game going into the bottom of the ninth inning, poised to take the first of a three-game series. But JaCoby Jones of the Tigers lead off the half-inning with a home run, tying the game with two runs each.

Stony Brook answered right back in the top of the tenth when freshman outfielder Steven Goldstein hit a home run to give the Seawolves a 3-2 lead. With one out left to spare in the bottom of the inning, however, Tyler Moore of LSU hit a home run as well, tying the game again. In the 11th inning, freshman outfielder Kevin Krause hit a sac fly into center field to score Stony Brook’s fourth run. LSU’s Mason Katz then lead off the bottom of the inning with a home run, forcing the score to a 4-4 tie.

No runs would be scored in the 12 inning, and the game was delayed and later called due to rain.

The game will resume at 11:05 a.m. on Saturday morning. The second game will begin 50 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Both can be seen on ESPN2.

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