Score: Oral Roberts 7, North Dakota State 10
Records: ORU (32-12) – NDSU (23-11)
Location: Fargo, N.D. (Newman Outdoor Field)
FARGO, N.D. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had 11 hits in Friday's game, but fell to North Dakota State 10-7 at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, North Dakota.
NDSU tied the game at 2-2 when Mason Pierzchalski hit a 2-RBI single in to right field in the bottom of the third inning.
Matt Whatley hit a 2-RBI double down the right field line in the top of the fifth inning and gave the Golden Eagles a 4-2 lead. Whatley's double gave him his 40th and 41st RBI of the season.
Brent Williams hit a high-chop RBI single that brought Whatley home to give the Golden Eagles a 5-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning. It was Williams' 38th RBI of the season. Alec Abercrombie answered with a home-run in the bottom of the fifth for NDSU and made the score 5-3.
The Golden Eagles had one run innings in the sixth and the seventh. Cal Hernandez hit in to a fielders choice and Trevor McCutchin scored a run to make it 6-4 ORU in the top of the sixth. In the seventh, Dylan Snypes singled to right and Noah Cummings scored an unearned run to give ORU a 7-3 lead.
North Dakota State scored five runs in the seventh and took an 8-7 lead. The Bison extended their lead in the eighth inning by adding two more runs and making the score 10-7 in NDSU's favor.
The Bison scored five runs in the seventh inning and took an 8-7 lead and added two more runs in the eighth. The Golden Eagles left three runners on base combined in the eighth and ninth innings.
Inside the Box Score
- McGregor started the game for the Golden Eagles had six strikeouts on the night, but allowed three runs off of seven hits.
- Nick Roark went 4-4 on the night and hit two doubles giving him nine doubles for the season.
ORU will play game two of the three game series against North Dakota State on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, North Dakota.