Golden Eagles Edge Oakland in Game Two, 5-2

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations

TULSA – Oral Roberts relied on strong pitching to top Oakland by a score of 5-2 in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles managed just four hits while holding the Golden Grizzlies to seven hits in the seven-inning contest.

The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Four Golden Eagles drew consecutive walks to bring in the first run, while an error and a groundout plated two more. 

ORU increased its lead to 5-0 in the following inning whenTyler Saladino tripled to left center to drive in Joey Winieckiand Nick Baligod.

The Golden Grizzlies got on the board in the top of the third inning when Ryan Waldhart hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Tim Ryan. Oakland added its second run two innings later when Waldhart slapped a groundout to drive in Ryan, who reached first on a walk and advanced to third on a wild pitch and passed ball.

Jeff Burleson turned in a stellar performance, allowing five hits and two runs in 5.0 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. Sean Johnson picked up the save by inducing a groundout with the tying run at the plate to end the threat.

The Golden Eagles wrap up the four-game series with the Golden Grizzlies at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Updated 04-11-2010

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