Oral Roberts 7 Oklahoma 0
FORT WORTH, Texas-Drew Bowen tossed eight shutout innings and Oral Roberts took advantage of a porous Oklahoma defense as the Golden Eagles registered a 7-0 victory over the Sooners to stay alive in the Fort Worth Regional, Saturday at Lupton Stadium.
The Golden Eagles (37-21) next faces regional top seed and host TCU in another elimination game at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bowen (6-2) was in control form the start, limiting Oklahoma to five singles among its six hits. He struck out just one batter, but induced the Sooners (41-19) into 16 fly ball outs. He retired the side in order just once – in the second – but never faced more than five batters in any inning and allowed only three base runners to reach scoring position over the first seven innings.
Fort Worth, TX–In front of a sold out crowd at Lupton Stadium on Saturday night, the Patriots faced the Horned Frogs of TCU for the third time this season. With the score tied at 2-2 through five innings, Junior Landon Anderson drove in the go-ahead run in sixth, securing the 3-2 victory for the Patriots. With the win, the Patriots improve to 41-17.
For the second day in a row, the Patriots got on the board early as Junior Ryan Behmanesh singled up the middle with one out in the first to record his 72nd hit of the season. One batter later, Behmanesh scored from second base on a passed ball, giving the Patriots the 1-0 lead. In the top of the second inning, Senior Jared Stafford and the Patriot defense forced Taylor Featherston of TCU to ground in to a double play, ending the inning.
The Patriots came out hot again in the bottom of the third inning as Freshman KJ Alexander reached on a walk. One batter later, Senior Tyler Robbins laid down a stellar sacrifice bunt that advanced Alexander to second base. With one runner on and two outs, Senior Jason Krizan stepped up to the plate and drilled a double off the left field wall to record his NCAA leading 39th double of the season, scoring Alexander to give the Patriots the 2-0 outright lead.