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Pair of Home Runs Not Enough in Setback to BYU

Pair of Home Runs Not Enough in Setback to BYU

Box Score | Season Stats


The Basics
Score: BYU 8 – Oral Roberts 3
BYU (5-2) – ORU (3-2)
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Spencer Henson and Hunter Swift hit two-out home runs for the Oral Roberts baseball team in an 8-3 loss to BYU Saturday afternoon at Whataburger Field.


Henson blasted the first pitch he saw in the first inning for a solo home run giving the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead. Swift tallied his first hit in the navy and gold lining a two-run shot that cleared the fence in right to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth, 3-3.


BYU responded to the game-tying swing by plating the next five runs to secure the tournament victory behind a perfect 3-0 weekend handing ORU its second-straight loss.


Turning Point

After jumping in front 4-3 in the sixth, the Cougars broke the game open in the top of the seventh scoring four times to stretch their advantage to 8-3. BYU took advantage of a walk and hit batter to get the inning started adding a RBI single from Jackson Cluff, who went 2-for-3 with three runs and three RBI. The Cougars added runs on a balk and throwing error in the frame and capped the scoring hitting a RBI single.


Inside the Box Score

- Riley Keizor reached base all four times he went to the plate going 3-for-3 before a walk in the eighth inning. He hit a double in the first frame and followed with singles in his next two at bats to match his career high.


- Swift hit his first home run of the year, while Henson tallied his second long ball of 2019 as the team increased its total to six in five games this year. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Swift reached base on a walk earlier in the game finishing 1-for-3 at the plate.


- Matt Gaskins, the ORU starting pitcher, gave up three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks over five innings of work receiving a no decision.


- Landon Odom was handed the loss from the ORU bullpen allowing four runs in one inning, while AJ Archambo, Adam Scoggins and Jacob Salim finished out the game for the Golden Eagles.


Up Next

The Golden Eagles close the 2019 Kleberg Bank College Classic Sunday morning taking on Ohio State from the Big 10 Conference starting at 11 a.m. on the ORU Sports Network.


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