Score: Nebraska 11 – Oral Roberts 10
Records: NU (12-9) – ORU (12-7)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (J.L. Johnson Stadium)
Henson helped his own cause as the starting pitcher by hammering a grand slam in the fifth inning to even the score 6-6 after the Huskers struck for an early advantage. The Golden Eagles continued the rally by taking an 8-6 lead with two runs in the sixth before the visitors scored five times late to climb back for the victory.
ORU doubled up on Nebraska in hits, 14-7, but walked 10 batters and hit two proving the difference in the ballgame.
Quote of the Day
"Walks. I think we gave up the first five runs on two hits and 11 total runs on six hits. My message was pretty simple. You're going to have days like this where it's not great in one aspect or the other, but you try to play complimentary. We didn't pitch very well today, but we made runs and gave ourselves a chance late. That's all you can ask." – Head Coach Ryan Folmar
Nebraska scored three times in the top of the seventh to erase the Golden Eagles' 8-6 advantage. The runs came via a wild pitch, sacrifice fly and a balk as ORU could not protect the lead on its home turf.
Inside the Box Score
- Henson continued to dominate opposing pitching as he hit a 3-1 fastball clear of the batter's eye in straight away center field for a grand slam. He matched his career high with four RBI for the second-consecutive game and has 14 in his past five games.
- Rotola tied his season best with three hits and reached base a fourth time on a walk, while Nick Roark scored a team-high three runs and extended his hit streak to 13 games.
- Gibson had a breakout day at the plate going 2-for-5 recording his first collegiate hit on a RBI single in the second inning.
- Eight of the 11 runners that scored for Nebraska reached base via a free pass.
ORU hits the road for its first Summit League series away from home heading to Omaha March 23-25. The three-game set starts Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. with game one at Seymour Smith Park with live audio coverage available on the ORU Sports Network.
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