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ORU Baseball Stopped by Hawai'i in DQ Classic Finale, 6-4

ORU Baseball Stopped by Hawai'i in DQ Classic Finale, 6-4

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The Basics
Score: Hawai'i 5 – Oral Roberts 3
Records: UH (6-5) – ORU (7-4)
Location: Minneapolis, Minn. (U.S. Bank Stadium)


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Despite four RBI from Nick Roark, Oral Roberts baseball closed its weekend trip U.S. Bank Stadium with a 6-4 loss to Hawai'i Sunday in the Dairy Queen Classic.


Roark launched his first home run of the season, a three-run blast to right in the top of the third inning giving the Golden Eagles a 3-2 advantage. The Rainbow Warriors responded with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame to regain the lead and did not allow an ORU rally despite the tying run getting to the plate in the eighth.


Turning Point
After the Golden Eagles took their only lead of the day on Roark's home run, the Rainbow Warriors answered right back scoring twice in the bottom of the third. Hawai'i got the inning going with a double and later scored on an error to even the score. A single up the middle three batters later broke the tie putting the home team on the scoreboard ahead, 4-3.


Inside the Box Score
- Roark ended his day going 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI, matching his career high for the second time this season.


- Dylan Snypes added to the multi-hit effort for the Golden Eagles posting a 2-for-3 effort, including his team-leading sixth double of the season. The junior also scored two of the team's four runs.


- ORU starting pitcher, Miguel Ausua, lasted only 2.2 innings in his third start of the year suffering his first loss. The junior allowed four runs on six hits, but struck out three.


- Reliever Justin McGregor was solid for the bullpen scattering three hits and one run over 4.1 innings of work.


- Warriors' starter Jackson Rees pitched the complete game allowing four runs, zero earned, on seven hits for the win.


- ORU had three players named to the all-tournament team as announced after the game with Matt Whatley (catcher), Nick Roark (2nd base) and Trevor McCutchin (designated hitter) earning the honor.


Up Next
ORU closes its season-long, eight-game road stretch Tuesday night traveling to Little Rock for a 6 p.m. start.


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