BATON ROUGE, La. - Stony Brook, who came to Baton Rouge pretty well unknown, save for turning some heads by winning the Miami Regional as a four seed, is unknown no longer after dispatching of LSU in a series in which the Tigers only led at the end of one inning - the 12th in Game 1, a 5-4 Tiger victory.
Stony Brook completed the victory with a 7-2 win Sunday night in a dominating three-hit win in front of a stunned, record LSU crowd.
"They're a great team," said LSU's Tyler Hanover. "They came in here fearing nothing, not fearing us, not fearing the crowd. I think they actually fed off the crowd."
Sunday's game in the rain-plagued series was moved from a noon start to a 7 p.m. start.
Stony Brook starter Frankie Vanderka (3-3) allowed only two runs on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts. It was the second straight game that LSU managed only three hits.
Stony Brook leadoff hitter Travis Jankowski was 4-for-6 with two runs and No. 3 hitter Michael Carmona was 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI.
Jankowski singled in front of LSU leftfielder Raph Rhymes to open the game and came around the score on a one-out single by Carmona to give the Seawolves a 1-0 lead.
The Tigers matched the run with a two-out solo home run to left field by Mason Katz that tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first. However, that the only hit LSU could muster off Vanderka until the seventh inning.
In the top of the third, Stony Brook put together three runs on five hits to drive starter Ryan Eades (5-3) from the game. Maxx Tessenbaum's RBI double scored Jankowski, who led off the inning with a double of his own. RBI singles by Kevin Krause and Steven Goldstein to end Eades' day with the Tigers trailing 4-1.
In the fourth, Stony Brook added two runs when LSU reliever Joe Broussard hit a batter and walked one to setup Tissenbaum's two-RBI double to left-center field.
The Seawolves' 6-1 lead would last until the bottom of the seventh when Alex Edward doubled to right-center, moved to third on a single by Tyler Hanover and scored on a sacrifice fly to deep right-center by Austin Nola.
Stony Brook answered the run with an RBI single by Krause that scored Carmona for a 7-2 lead.