Trailing 5-4, Florida International tied the game in the bottom of the eighth when T.J. Shantz reached on a third strike passed ball and later scored on a wild pitch by reliever Jared Schlehuber.
The game remained tied through nine innings before the Golden Eagles scored in the top of the 10th. Brett Sowers led off with a single and was replaced by pinch-runner Nikko Wong. Brett Burch singled Wong to second and Wong came around to score the go-ahead run when Tyler Garewal reached on an error by the third baseman.
With ORU leading 6-5, Florida International stormed back. Tim Jobe drew a lead-off walk fromAlec Smith (0-1), who came on in the bottom of the ninth. After a single and a wild pitch, Smith intentionally walked Jose Behar to load the bases with none out.
R.J. Davis relived Smith and walked a pinch hitter to force home the tying run. Lammar Guy followed with a sacrifice fly to give FIU a 7-6 victory.
ORU banged out 12 hits on the day as Sowers, Elder and Furmanek had two hits apiece. Furmanek belted a solo home run leading off the second inning.