ORU's season ends in Fayetteville Regional
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —
The Oral Roberts baseball team had 11th-ranked Arkansas on the ropes Sunday afternoon before the top seed rallied back for a 4-3 victory in an elimination game in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.
The Golden Eagles put up a three-run bottom of the fourth as Noah Cummings and Brent Williams launched consecutive pitches for back-to-back home runs. Sam Grellner followed with a RBI single as the "home" team in the contest silenced the near-capacity crowd, but the Razorbacks responded by matching with three runs in the fifth. Arkansas' home run leader, Chad Spanberger, broke the 3-3 deadlock in the seventh hitting a solo shot into right.
ORU starter Justin McGregor was in command from the opening pitch, despite another significant rain delay before the game got underway, this time lasting nearly two hours. The junior retired the first eight Razorback hitters before running into trouble in the fifth. The Golden Eagles' bullpen threw the final 4.3 innings surrendering only three hits to stay within striking distance.