Score: Oral Roberts 2 – Omaha 8
Records: ORU (12-9, 3-2 SL) – UNO (9-12, 5-0 SL)
Location: Omaha, Neb. (Seymour Smith Park)
OMAHA, Neb. – Seven runs over the final three innings by Omaha erased a one-run lead for the Oral Roberts baseball team in an 8-2 loss Saturday afternoon.
On a day with temperatures barely above freezing, the Golden Eagles got a quality start from Miguel Ausua, who left the game after five strong innings, allowing only three hits and one run.
ORU tied the game 1-1 in the top of the second inning as Nick Rotola dropped in a two-out single before Jack Rosenberg brought him home on a RBI double to right. The Golden Eagles took a 2-1 lead in the third as Spencer Henson reached via an error allowing Nick Roark to score from second.
Quote of the Day
"It's been a couple of pretty miserable days of baseball. We obviously have not played well and we've got to get it turned around here quickly. We need to come out tomorrow and salvage a win out of the series." – Head Coach Ryan Folmar
Omaha capitalized on two errors by the Golden Eagles in the bottom of the sixth inning scoring four times to erase a one-run deficit and turn momentum in its favor. A walk to start the frame was followed by a hit batter as the Mavericks tied the game on a groundout before regaining a lead on a wild pitch. Two unearned runs scored later in the inning as Omaha build a 5-2 advantage and held on for the series victory.
Inside the Box Score
- Roark and Cal Hernandez combined to total four of the team's six hits from the top two spots in the lineup as each went 2-for-4. Hernandez also was good defensively posting seven assists from his spot at third base.
- Ausua grinded through his outing by striking out five batters in five innings and left the game with the lead. The senior forced nine ground ball outs and gave up three hits and one run throwing 106 total pitches.
- ORU hit the ball hard all game long, but the Mavericks chased down nearly every ball limiting the visitors to six hits.
The Golden Eagles close the weekend set against the Mavericks Sunday as first pitch is scheduled for noon. Listen live to the audio broadcast on the ORU Sports Network.
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