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Opening Day set for Friday; Golden Eagles host Memphis

Opening Day set for Friday; Golden Eagles host Memphis

The Basics
Memphis (0-0) vs. Oral Roberts (0-0)
Game 1: Friday, February 13 - 3 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, February 14 - 2 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, February 15 - 1 p.m.
Location: J.L. Johnson Stadium - Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - Opening day for the Oral Roberts University baseball team is set for Friday as the Golden Eagles host Memphis in the first of a three-game set at 3 p.m. at J.L. Johnson Stadium. Game two of the series is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday and first pitch Sunday is at 1 p.m.

Voice of the Golden Eagles Geoff Haxton will have the call on AM 1550 and on-line at ORUAthletics.com.

Inside the Box Score

  • ORU baseball returns to the Summit League after two seasons in the Southland Conference. The Golden Eagles competed in the league from 1998-2012, winning the conference title in each of their 15 seasons.
  • The Golden Eagles have been tabbed the finish standings behind Omaha in the Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll. UNO won the regular season title the past two years, but are not eligible for the league tournament due to NCAA Division I reclassification.
  • ORU returns all-conference performer in senior Matt Brandy who finished fourth on the squad with a .277 average, including eight doubles and three home runs.
  • Logan Domenico enters the 2014 season with the ninth longest active consecutive starts streak as he's been featured in the Golden Eagles lineup in 146 straight games, dating back to April 7, 2012, against Oakland.
  • Memphis was picked seventh in The American Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll after finishing 30-29 in 2014 and 8-16 in the conference's inaugural campaign.
  • The Tigers look to get offensive production of out of their top three returners; Kane Barrow, Jake Little and Carter White. Little, a junior, was an all-conference performer last season in the outfield, finishing second on the team with a .308 batting average and five home runs. Barrow had the top average at .319, while Carter hit .288.

Links

For more information and updates on ORU baseball, following @ORUBaseball on Twitter or go to ORUAthletics.com.

ORU Notes
Memphis Notes