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ORU swept by No. 23 DBU in doubleheader, 6-1, 9-8

ORU swept by No. 23 DBU in doubleheader, 6-1, 9-8

The Basics
Score Game 1: ORU 1 – Dallas Baptist 6; Score Game 2: ORU 8 – Dallas Baptist 9
Records: ORU (6-6), DBU (9-2)
Location: J.L. Johnson Stadium - Tulsa, Okla. 

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts University baseball team battled late but it wasn't enough as the Golden Eagles were swept in a doubleheader by No. 23 Dallas Baptist, 6-1 and 9-8, Saturday at J.L. Johnson Stadium

ORU dropped back to .500 overall this season as it fell to 6-6, while DBU improved to 9-2.

In the first contest, the game entered the ninth inning with ORU down just one run, but the Patriots brought four across the plate in the top of the ninth to solidify the victory. The second game was a back-and-forth battle with the Golden Eagles plating three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough to overtake the Patriots.

Turning Point
DBU jumped out on the Golden Eagles 4-0 after the top of the first inning of game two, highlighted by two-run home run off the bat of Justin Wall. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Logan Domenico led the Golden Eagles in the doubleheader with three hits, three RBI and one run scored. In the second game, Domenico reached on a slow rolling infield single that scored two runs.
  • Matt Brandy had two hits and two RBI in the second contest, and a single in the first game.
  • Chase Stafford picked up a double in game one, added an RBI single in the second contest.
  • Matt Whatley recorded a pair of hits in the night cap, including an infield RBI single in the seventh inning.
  • Emmanuel Forcier earned his first extra-base hit of the season with a two-run double in the second contest, adding a single in the game.
  • Rolando Martinez had a multi-hit game highlighted by his third double of the season, while Anthony Sequeira reached safely with three singles in the double-dip.
  • Kurt Giller (2-2) pitched well through six innings in the first contest, striking out five, but took the loss.
  • Jacob McDavid (0-1) was the pitcher of record for the Golden Eagles in the second game, allowing five runs and striking out six in three innings of relief.
  • Camden Duzenack had a big doubleheader for the Patriots with five hits, including a double in game one and a home run in the second game, five RBI and three runs scored.
  • Drew Smith (1-1) won the first game in relief for DBU, and Jay Calhoun (1-0) also came out of the pen to pick up the victory in the second contest.
  • Chance Adams earned his first save of the year, and Brandon Koch added his third save of the season in games one and two, respectively.

Scoring Summary

Game 1

  • With the first game scoreless in the top of the sixth inning, the Patriots took a 2-0 lead as Trooper Reynolds scored Camden Duzenack on an infield single and Justin Wall scored on a fielder's choice.
  • The Golden Eagles cut the lead to 2-1 in the home half of the seventh as Logan Domenico came home on an infield single into the hole at second by Anthony Sequeira, his team high 11th RBI of the season.
  • DBU plated four runs in the ninth, highlighted by a two-run double to left center from Duzenack, for the 6-1 victory.

Game 2

  • Following two-run home run by Wall with one-out in the top of the first, the Patriots added two more runs on bases loaded walks to make it an early 4-0 lead.
  • The Golden Eagles split the lead in half in the bottom of the third as Matt Brandy singled in Nick Roark and Matt Whatley scored on a sacrifice fly by Sequeira to make it 4-2.
  • ORU tied the game at four in the next inning when Logan Domenico hit a dribbler to second and beat out the throw at first, allowing Rolando Martinez and Emmanuel Forcier to score.
  • Brandy gave ORU its first lead of the series in the fifth as he scored on a heads up base running play, scoring from third on a dropped third strike to make it 5-4 ORU.
  • However, Duzenack answered in the top of the sixth with a three-run home run to give DBU a 7-5 lead.
  • The Patriots added two more runs in the seventh inning to extend its lead to 9-5 as Daniel Salters plated two runs with a double to right center.
  • The Golden Eagles battled back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh as Chase Stafford started the rally with an RBI single to bring home Audie Afenir.
  • Later in the inning, Domenico flew out to left field, deep enough to score Forcier, and Brandy drew a bases loaded walk to bring the scored to 9-8. 

Up Next
The four-game series between ORU and DBU will conclude Sunday at J.L Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles will try to avoid the sweep in the series finale beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday will also serve as Faith and Family Day at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

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