Score: Fort Wayne 1 – Oral Roberts 12 (7 innings)
Records: FW (6-24, 2-13 Summit League) – ORU (20-13, 11-4 Summit League)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (J.L. Johnson Stadium)
TULSA, Okla. – Justin McGregor took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the Oral Roberts baseball team in a 12-1 victory over Fort Wayne completing a Summit League sweep Sunday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
McGregor retired 16-consecutive Mastodon hitters starting in the first frame and finished with his third win of the season. The senior struck out eight and gave up just three hits in 6.1 innings of work.
Seven of the nine batters in the Golden Eagles' lineup tallied multi-hit efforts helping the team score in five of its six offensive innings. ORU connected for eight extra-base hits, highlighted by Nick Roark's inside-the-park home run in the second.
Cal Hernandez had three of ORU's 16 hits on the day and his RBI single sparked a five-run sixth inning that broke the contest open on the way to a run-rule victory.
Quote of the Day
"First, Justin was really competitive. Second, he threw a lot of strikes. He had pressure on those hitters all afternoon long. His command was good, his stuff was good and when you combine all that, he knocks down six innings of no-hit ball. We're certainly excited for Justin moving forward." – Head Coach Ryan Folmar
ORU pounced on the Fort Wayne starting pitcher from the opening frame as Roark doubled on the second pitch of the inning. Hernandez followed by hitting a sharp single to center and plating the opening run as the Golden Eagles scored the game's first 12 runs.
Inside the Box Score
- McGregor pitched out of a jam in the first after a pair of two out walks and did not have another Fort Wayne player reach base until a lead-off walk in the seventh.
- It was the second-consecutive game where the Golden Eagles' starting pitcher had a chance to complete a no-hitter after Miguel Ausua did not allow a hit for 6.2 innings Saturday and was one strike away from the feat.
- Hernandez posted a 3-for-4 day the plate tying his best single-game hit output as a Golden Eagle. The junior had a double and two RBI, while adding a stolen base and run scored.
- Riley Keizor matched his career best with four RBI coming on two-run doubles in back-to-back innings.
- Roark recorded his first home run of the season as he raced around the bases on a ball that reached the center-field wall in the second. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, product finished with a team-leading three runs scored at the top of the lineup.
- The Golden Eagles reached the 20-win mark for the 48th-consecutive season dating back to 1971.
ORU hits the road for a mid-week matchup with in-state rival Oklahoma State Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Tune in for live audio coverage of every pitch on the ORU Sports Network.
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