Score: Dallas Baptist 13 – Oral Roberts 8
Records: DBU (10-3) – ORU (6-4)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. (J.L. Johnson Stadium)
TULSA, Okla. – Spencer Henson matched his career high with four hits and four RBI for the Oral Roberts baseball team in a 13-8 loss to Dallas Baptist Friday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
Henson finished the day 4-for-5 at the plate recording a hit in each of his first four plate appearances, including a three-run home run in the fifth. The junior from Pryor, Oklahoma, added two runs scored and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
The Golden Eagles took a 2-0 lead on Riley Keizor's two-run single in the bottom of the first before the Patriots responded by scoring the game's next seven runs. DBU used four home runs in the contest to hand ORU its first home loss since April of 2018, snapping its 19-game home winning streak.
Quote of the Day
"I thought we were good offensive all day long sustaining our offense throughout the game. I was happy with the way we responded and hung in there. We made a run late to get closer, but the good thing about baseball is you get the chance to come out and play tomorrow."– Head Coach Ryan Folmar
After the Golden Eagles struck for a 2-0 lead in the first, DBU's Bryce Ball hit a solo home run in the top of the second to cut the deficit in half before a three-run home run by Jimmy Glowenke gave the visitors a 4-2 cushion in the third. Ball added his second long ball of the night in the fifth as the Patriots built a 7-2 advantage.
Inside the Box Score
- Hunter Wilson tallied three hits from the lead-off spot of the lineup going 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
- Drew Lowe registered his first collegiate hit in dramatic fashion as the freshman sprinted around the bases, overcoming a stumble at third, to slide home safe for a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning.
- The Golden Eagles put the lead-off man aboard in five of the nine innings played Friday reaching double-figure hits for the fourth time this season.
ORU continues its weekend set with DBU Saturday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. Live video coverage will be available on the ORU Sports Network at www.ORUAthletics.com.
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