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2012 NCAA Baseball Super Regionals: LSU Vs. Stony Brook Series Preview

LSU (46-16) will get an early start at making yet another trip to Omaha, taking on surprise Regional winner Stony Brook (50-12) starting at 11 a.m. local time on Friday morning. The Sea Wolves, champions of the America East Conference, are making their first Super Regional appearance and are facing a juggernaut Tigers program that boasts a slightly lopsided resume by comparison (courtesy of LSU Sports):

LSU has the highest all-time NCAA Tournament winning percentage (126-47, .728), and the Tigers are appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the 25th time. LSU has an 80-19 mark in regional games, an 11-8 record in super regional games and a 35-20 mark in the College World Series. The Tigers have won 19 regional titles, five super regional titles and six College World Series championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009).

Location: Alex Box Stadium, Baton Rogue, Louisiana

Dates / Times:

Game 1: Friday, June 8, 11 a.m. CT

Game 2: Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. CT

Game 3: (if necessary) Sunday, June 10, 12 p.m. CT


Streaming: Watch ESPN

Radio: WDGL 98.1 FM

Probable Starters:

Game 1: LSU - Fr. RHP Aaron Nola (7-4, 3.66 ERA, 83.2 IP, 7 BB, 83 SO) vs. SBU - So. RHP Brandon McNitt (8-3, 2.69 ERA, 93.2 IP, 22 BB, 58 SO)

Game 2: LSU - So. RHP Kevin Gausman (11-1, 2.72 ERA, 115.2 IP, 27 BB, 128 SO) vs. SBU - Sr. RHP Tyler Johnson (11-1, 2.13 ERA, 88.2 IP, 21 BB, 47 SO)

Game 3: (if necessary) LSU - So. RHP Ryan Eades (5-2, 3.55 ERA, 91.1 IP, 27 BB, 61 SO) vs. SBU - TBA

For more on the LSU Tigers, check out And The Valley Shook, and for more on this Super Regional series, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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