"We're not a huge power-hitting team," Katz said. "We have a group of guys that, in any situation, no one gives up. We always think we're coming back, no matter what."
Raph Rhymes nearly ended the game one batter later with a hooking liner that was ruled foul as it cleared the left-field wall. Video replays indicated the call was correct.
After Intagliata made it 2-0 off of LSU starter Aaron Nola, the Seawolves threatened constantly, pounding out 10 hits — but stranding 11 runners — in their first seven at-bats as LSU stayed close by constantly getting out of jams.
LSU had only two hits off of Stony Brook starter Brandon McNitt through seven innings, but cut its deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh. The Tigers were helped by a throwing error by shortstop Cole Peragine, which put Rhymes on second base, and a wild pitch by McNitt, which advanced Rhymes to third with no outs. Rhymes then came home on Ty Ross' groundout.
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