Stony Brook pitcher James Campbell (15) wipes his brow in...

Stony Brook pitcher James Campbell (15) wipes his brow in the in the tenth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La. (June 8, 2012) Credit: AP

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.

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