The Miami Hurricanes suffered a stunning upset on the first day of regionals in Coral Gables on Friday night, losing to the No. 4 seed Stony Brook 10-2. The Canes offense started the 2012 NCAA Tournament scuffling at the plate, and the Seawolves poured it on in the final three innings to cruise to the win. Miami starter Eric Erickson lasted five innings, giving up four runs (two earned). Taking a 4-2 lead into the 7th inning, Stony Brook scored six runs over the final three innings to blow it open. A three-run eighth made it 9-2 and removed all doubt for a dramatic comeback by the No. 1 seed and host school.
Stony Brook starter Tyler Johnson scattered eight hits over 6.1 innings, allowing just two Miami runs in the fourth inning which momentarily tied the game. A Brad Fieger two-run shot to left was the only damage done by the 'Canes lineup. They will look to rebound on Saturday in an elimination game against Missouri State.