Kevin Gausman, the Orioles' top pick in this week's amateur draft, had a rare stat line Saturday.
The No. 4 overall pick got a win and a loss as LSU and Stony Brook split the first two games of their best-of-three NCAA Super Regional in Baton Rouge.
Game 1 of the series was suspended because of rain Friday night, and when it resumed, Gausman -- the planned Game 2 starter -- took the mound for the 12th inning and retired the side in order on 12 pitches.
The Tigers won the game, 5-4, in the bottom of the inning.
Gausman was out-dueled by Stony Brook's Tyler Johnson, 3-1, in Game 2.
Pitching in the rain in the bottom of the third, Gausman (12-2) allowed a double to No. 8 hitter Kevin Courtney and an RBI single to Sal Intagliata. With runners on the corners and two outs, William Carmona gave Stony Brook a 2-0 lead with an RBI single.
Stony Brook added another run off Gausman on a fifth-inning solo home run by Courtney for a 3-0 advantage.
Gausman went seven innings in Game 2, allowing six hits and striking out six.
"I felt pretty comfortable out there, especially towards the end of the game," the right-hander said in quotes posted on the team's website. "I think that's when I started to find my groove. In the middle of the game I was kind of inconsistent hitting my spots, and I got into some hitter's counts and had to throw fastballs. I was living down for the most part in the game, and I think the three pitches I left up were the ones that hurt me."
Obviously, Gausman isn't expected to pitch Sunday's Game 3, so this might have been his final game before joining the Orioles organization. If LSU wins the deciding game, it will play in the College World Series.
The Orioles cannot sign Gausman, a sophomore, until after the Tigers are eliminated.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun