2012 Baton Rouge Super Regional

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7. LSU Tigers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

At-large bid from SEC, Won Baton Rouge Regional

2012 record: 19-11, 46-16 (first place in SEC West)

Head coach: Paul Mainieri (Florida International, 1980)

Record at school: 214-104-2, 6 years

Overall record: 1,078-596-7, 30 years

Assistant coaches: Alan Dunn, Javi Sanchez, Will Davis, Ross Brezovsky

Team offense: .291 BA, 389 R, 38 HR, .406 SLG%, .372OBP, 41-71 SB

Team pitching: 3.20 ERA, 563 IP, 512 H, 152 BB, 546 K

Top hitters: Raph Rhymes (.452/4/52/11 2B), Mason Katz (.323/11/49/63 R), Austin Nola (.313/4/42/16 2B), Ty Ross (.309/3/40), Tyler Hanover (.288/1/28/13 2B), Tyler Moore (.266/3/26), JaCoby Jones (.253/3/28/11-16 SB)

Top pitchers: Chris Cotton (7-0, 1.36, 1 SV, 39.2 IP, 24 H, 7 BB, 33 K), Nick Goody (1-2, 2.51, 11 SV, 32.1 IP, 26 H, 3 BB, 45 K), Kevin Gausman (11-1, 2.72, 115.2 IP, 100 H, 27 BB, 128 K), Ryan Eades (5-2, 3.55, 91.1 IP, 100 H, 27 BB, 61 K), Aaron Nola (7-4, 3.66, 83.2 IP, 79 H, 7 BB, 83 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2010 (1-2 at Los Angeles Regional)

Notes: LSU went 3-0 in the Baton Rouge Regional. The Tigers scored single runs in the ninth and 10th to rally past Oregon State in the title game. Austin Nola was named Regional Most Outstanding Player. The Tigers are in a Super Regional for the first time in three years. LSU is 5-0 in Super Regional series in Alex Box Stadium since the NCAA changed the format in 1999. LSU last reached the College World Series in 2009, when the Tigers won their sixth national title. LSU has made 25 NCAA tourney appearances. Raph Rhymes leads all Division I hitters in batting average this season. On the pitching staff, Aaron Nola, a freshman, is second in the country in strikeout-to-walk ratio (11.71), and Kevin Gausman is fourth in the country in strikeouts (127). LSU led the SEC in runs scored during the regular season.


Stony Brook Seawolves

Stony Brook, New York

Automatic bid – won America East Tournament, won Coral Gables Super Regional

2012 record: 21-3, 50-12 (first in America East)

Head coach: Matt Senk (Cortland, 1980)

Record at school: 621-388-3, 22 years

Overall record: same

Assistant coaches: Joe Pennucci, Mike Marron, Dave Lorber

Team offense: .336 BA, 454 R, 34 HR, .484 SLG%, .417 OBP, 93-127 SB

Team pitching: 3.06 ERA, 524.1 IP, 463 H, 149 BB, 372 K

Top hitters: Travis Jankowski (.417/5/46/36-42 SB), William Carmona (.393/12/70/23 2B), Maxx Tissenbaum (.390/3/48/18 2B), Steven Goldstein (.346/3/32/14-19 SB), Kevin Krause (.339/3/37), Cole Peragine (.328/0/39), Pat Cantwell (.312/1/32/10-13 SB), Tanner Nivins (.308/2/34)

Top pitchers: Tyler Johnson (11-1, 2.13, 88.2 IP, 82 H, 21 BB, 47 K), Frankie Vanderka (2-2, 2.28, 5 SV, 55.1 IP, 33 H, 17 BB, 42 K), Brandon McNitt (8-3, 2.69, 93.2 IP, 87 H, 22 BB, 58 K), Evan Stecko-Haley (7-3, 3.47, 80.1 IP, 74 H, 13 BB, 63 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2010 (1-2 at Myrtle Beach Regional)

Notes: Stony Brook won its first Regional title and will make its first Super Regional appearance. The Seawolves are the third No. 4 seed to win a Regional, joining Missouri (2006) and Fresno State (2008). Fresno State went on to win the national championship. Stony Brook has set a school record with 50 victories and owns the top winning percentage (.806) in Division I. The Seawolves have a 12-game win streak snapped during Regional play and have won 26 of their past 28 games. They are second in batting average, 16th in ERA and sixth in fielding percentage (.979). Stony Brook won the America East title for the fourth time overall and the third in the past five years. Matt Senk was America East Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Travis Jankowski was named Player of the Year. He is seventh in the nation in hitting (.417). Jankowski was the 44th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. Tyler Johnson was tabbed America East Pitcher of the Year and Cole Peragine was selected Rookie of the Year. Johnson picked up two wins in the Regional, winning the clinching game on two days rest. William Carmona was Most Outstanding Player in the Regional, going 11 for 21 (.523) in five games with two homers and 10 RBI.