ORU Takes Down Baylor To Open NCAA Tournament

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 6:33 pm
By: News On 6

Drew Bowen and Joe Spring combined on a seven-hitter against a Baylor team that came into the game hitting .311, and Oral Roberts scored three runs in sixth inning to hand Josh Turley his first loss of the season, 4-2 on Friday night in the Waco Regional.

The Golden Eagles (38-23) advanced to face Dallas Baptist (40-17) on Saturday night in the winners' bracket, while fourth-seeded Baylor (44-15) faces an elimination game against Texas-Arlington (36-24).

Oral Roberts, making its 15th straight NCAA tournament appearance, lost a three-game season-opening series in Waco in February, including two on bases-loaded walks in the final inning.

Bowen (7-2) allowed six hits and two runs in six innings.

Turley (9-1) allowed three doubles in the sixth to tie the game, and the go-ahead run scored when Baylor second baseman Lawton Langford threw wildly to home.