Score: Oral Roberts 13 – Omaha 9
Records: ORU (26-24, 17-12 SL) – UNO (28-21-1, 20-10 SL)
Location: Omaha, Neb. (Seymour Smith Park)
OMAHA, Neb. – Behind 12 hits and 11 walks, the Oral Roberts baseball team closed the 2019 regular season winning 13-9 at Omaha Saturday afternoon from Seymour Smith Park.
ORU jumped out to a 5-0 lead by scoring twice in the first and added three runs in the second inning, but needed a five-run sixth inning to reclaim a lead over the Mavericks and win the road series.
Quote of the Day
"It was good to see us come from behind again and get a lot of big hits in key moments. We had production from across the lineup, so hopefully that prepares us for the conference tournament. Hunter solidified the game for us over the last four innings and pitched really well. It's good to finish the regular season on a high note and we'll try to carry that momentum into next week." - Head Coach Ryan Folmar
A five-run sixth inning by the Golden Eagles erased a 7-6 deficit after Omaha took its only lead of the day in the bottom of the fifth. Three-straight singles from Hunter Wilson, Spencer Henson and Keizor tied the game and a two-run single off the bat of Trevor McCutchin put ORU in front, 9-7. Hunter Swift extended the frame on a RBI single to right and Blake Hall added a sacrifice fly as the visitors took command of the contest leading 11-7.
Inside the Box Score
- Henson ended the regular season as The Summit League's Triple Crown winner for the second-consecutive season finishing with a .372 batting average, 17 home runs and 49 RBI. The junior used a two-run home run in the first inning to seal the honor and went 3-for-5 scoring three runs and also walked.
- McMurray led ORU scoring four times thanks to three walks, while the freshman tallied a RBI double in the second and closed the day 2-for-3. Andrew Pace and Anthony Martinez each walked twice and Martinez scored both times reaching base.
- Wilson was the fourth Golden Eagle hitter to post a multi-hit day and also drew a walk. McCutchin added two RBI on a single in the sixth.
- Sam Rainwater picked up his second win of the season limiting Omaha to four runs (two earned) on five hits in three innings of work, while Swift pitched the final four innings allowing two runs on three hits for the save.
ORU turns its focus to the 2019 Summit League Championship where it enters as the No. 3 seed to face the second-seeded Jackrabbits of South Dakota State Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Check www.ORUAthletics.com for a full preview of the tournament next week.
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