MIAMI, Fla.–Florida International pounded out 15 hits in handing Oral Roberts a 14-1 loss in the season opener for the Golden Eagles, Friday at FIU Baseball Stadium.
Drew Bowen (Tulsa, Okla.) suffered the loss for ORU (0-1), allowing nine runs on 10 hits in five innings of work. Bowen struck out six batters and walked three.
Scott Rembisz (2-0) earned the victory for the Golden Panthers (4-0), tossing six shutout innings, scattering five hits and fanning four batters.
FIU got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the second, and broke the game open with four runs in the third. Single runs in the fifth and sixth innings gave Florida International a 9-0 lead, and the Golden Panthers extended their advantage to 14-0 with a five-run seventh inning.
Pickar and Tyler Saladino (San Diego, Calif.) led ORU’s 7-hit attack. Saladino went 3-for-4 with a double while Pickar was 2-for-4 with an RBI in his collegiate debut.