TULSA, Okla. – For the first time since 2012, the Oral Roberts baseball team broke through to win a game in the NCAA Tournament as the Golden Eagles eliminated Oklahoma State in the Fayetteville Regional, earning the top spot in the 2016-17 #TopORUMoments Countdown.
If there were any questions as to how ORU would respond after a heartbreaking loss to top-seeded Arkansas the night before, the Golden Eagles answered them quickly with two runs in the second and five in the third to claim an early 7-0 lead on Oklahoma State, a team ORU had already beaten twice during the regular season.
OSU made it interesting after it looked like ORU had slammed the door in the fourth to open up a 10-1 advantage as the Cowboys scored four and shut down ORU in the bottom of the frame. The Golden Eagles weren't through and scored four more in the game to win 14-6 and survived for a rematch with the Razorbacks.
Trying to make it to the championship game, ORU opened up a three run lead on Arkansas in the fourth, but the Razorbacks tied the game in the fifth and scored the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run in the seventh inning.
This is the 15th of 15 editions of the #TopORUMoments from 2016-17 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.
Top Moments from 2016-17
#15 – MBB – Nzekwesi Named Top Summit League Freshman
#14 – MSOC – Golden Eagles Earn Votes in National Poll
#13 – WBB – ORU Wins Third Straight PSO Mayor's Cup Game
#12 – BSB – ORU Tops 11th-Ranked Sooners
#11 – TRACK – Dial Inducted to Hall of Fame
#10 – VB – Milos Leads Nation in Aces per Set
#9 – WSOC – ORU Unbeaten in Final Seven Matches
#8 – BSB – ORU Sweeps Summit League Championships
#7 – TRACK – Relay Team Smashes Summit League Record
#6 - MGOLF - Burrows Named Golfer of the Year
#5 - WBB - ORU Tops Ranked Sooner Squad
#4 – ORU Has Four SC Top 10 Plays
#3 - BSB - Whatley Earns Johnny Bench Award
#2 - TRACK - Purnell Jumps to All-American Honors
#1 - BSB - ORU Tops OSU in NCAA Tournament
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