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LSU defeats Stony Brook 5-4 in 12 innings

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Mason Katz singled home Tyler Moore in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting LSU to a 5-4 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday morning in a thrilling NCAA tournament game that took two days to complete.

The fact that Katz and Moore, who led off with a single, both had key hits in the winning rally was fitting. They each had crucial home runs Friday as LSU (47-16) prolonged their wild super regional opener with the Seawolves (50-13) with game-tying homers in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings.

A downpour before the start of the 12th forced a postponement until Saturday, with Game 2 of the best-of-three series to start shortly after.

LSU projected Game 2 starter and staff ace Kevin Gausman (12-1) started the 12th and retired the side in order, leaving him fresh to start Game 2 — as coach Paul Mainieri told ESPN was the plan.