Score: North Dakota State 3 – Oral Roberts 6
Records: NDSU (5-14, 3-6 SL) – ORU (13-12, 6-3 SL)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (J.L. Johnson Stadium)
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team used a three-run seventh inning to break open a 6-3 victory over North Dakota State Sunday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
Trevor McCutchin hit a solo home run in the fourth inning off the Golden Eagles' new video board in right center breaking an early 1-1 tie. It was the first hit of the day for ORU and sparked the offense, while the bullpen shut down the Bison to secure The Summit League series win.
Quote of the Day
"It was a clean game. We made a couple of swings late in the game that turned out to be crucial. I thought Isaac did just enough to keep us in there and I thought Tanner was good until his last inning. It was just his second outing of the year and as he gets stronger he'll be able to sustain it a little more. It was a good team effort and team win." – Head Coach Ryan Folmar
A three-run seventh gave ORU some breathing room as it stretched its lead over the Bison to 5-1 taking advantage of a lead-off walk to Jake McMurray and a one-out hit batter as Anthony Martinez wore a fastball. McMurray scored on a throwing error before Hunter Wilson drove home a run on a sharp single to left center. Andrew Pace kept the rally going as he went to the opposite field lacing a run-scoring double to the wall in left.
Inside the Box Score
- McCutchin obliterated his Summit League-leading sixth home run of the year to take a lead in the bottom of the fourth and later drew a walk. The senior also pitched a scoreless fifth inning from the bullpen.
- Blake Hall posted his third-consecutive game with multiple hits in his return to the lineup as the junior went 2-for-4 Sunday and scored a run.
- Hunter Wilson tallied a pair of runs at the top of the Golden Eagles lineup using his speed to score from first base on Pace's RBI double in the seventh. ORU plated two of its six runs on errant throws by the NDSU catcher to third base, including Wilson's run that opened the scoring in the first.
- Rogen gave up one run via two walks in his second outing of the year and struck out one. Rainwater held the Bison to one run on one hit in the final 1.2 innings. Isaac Coffey pitched four innings allowing one run on five hits, while striking out one batter in each frame he worked in the start.
The Golden Eagles hit the road for the first time in two weeks traveling across the state for a matchup with the Sooners of Oklahoma Tuesday night. Tune in to the audio broadcast on the ORU Sports Network at www.ORUAthletics.com.
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