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Cummings bomb lifts Gold past Blue, 6-4

Cummings bomb lifts Gold past Blue, 6-4

The Basics
Score: Gold 6 - Blue 4
Records: Gold (1-1), Blue (1-1)
Location: J.L. Johnson Stadium - Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - The bats came alive Friday evening during the Oral Roberts University baseball team's intrasquad Blue-Gold Fall World Series at J.L. Johnson Stadium as Gold topped Blue 6-4.

Trailing the Blue team 3-2 in the top of the fifth, redshirt freshman Noah Cummings turned on a pitch and drove it over the left field wall for a three-run home run giving the Gold team a lead.

Turning Point

Noah Cummings hit the first home run in the series in the top of the fifth.

Inside the Box Score

  • Noah Cummings led the Gold team with three hits and three RBI's, including a three-run home run in the top of the fifth.
  • Derrian James had single and an RBI on a sacrifice fly.
  • Matt Whatley singled, walked and scored twice for Gold.
  • Cadon Owens had two singles, two RBI's and was hit by a pitch.
  • Rolando Martinez, Dean Wilson, Emmanuel Forcier each recorded a base hit for Blue.
  • Jacob McDavid went 3.2 innings with four strikeouts in a no decision for Blue.
  • Tyler Buss allowed four hits and an earned run, while striking out three for the win.
  • Anthony Sequeira closed the game for Gold, striking out four in two innings of work to record the save.

Scoring Summary

  • Cadon Owens drove in Matt Brandy and Ryan Wagner in the bottom of the second to put Blue up 2-0.
  • Justin Robison scored on a double-steal to make it 3-0 Blue.
  • Chase Stafford drove in Charles Craighead with a sacrifice fly in the top of the third to cut the lead to 3-1.
  • Matt Whatley singled in Derrian James in the top of the third to make it a 3-2 game.
  • Following a Matt Whatley walk and a single by Anthony Sequeira, Noah Cummings hit a three-run home run to left to give Gold a 5-3 lead.
  • With the bases loaded, Rolando Martinez was hit by a pitch to cut Gold's lead to 5-4.
  • Derrian James extended the Gold lead to 6-4 in the top of the sixth with a sacrifice fly to deep center to plate Nick Roark.

Up Next

The rubber match of the Blue-Gold Fall World Series is set for noon Saturday at J.L. Johnson Stadium.