Arkansas 11, Oral Roberts 6


Monday, June 3rd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Nick Pitts had three RBIs as Arkansas beat Oral Roberts 11-6 Sunday to advance to the NCAA super regional.

Michael Conner and Pitts hit back-to-back home runs off starter Dennis Bigley as the Razorbacks (34-26) scored four runs in the first inning. Pitts was named the tournament's outstanding player.

Eric Thornton hit a two-run home run as Oral Roberts (48-19) scored three runs in the third to chase Arkansas starter Jonathan Richmond. The Golden Eagles added one run in the fourth off reliever Scott Woods to tie the game at 5-5.

That was the only run that Woods (6-2) gave up in four innings.

Arkansas scored twice in the fifth off reliever and losing pitcher David Humen (5-2) and added three more in the seventh to seal the victory.

Arkansas will play Clemson in the super regional.