Oral Roberts 13, Southern Utah 1

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 7:23 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Oral Roberts records a season-high 15 hits and Marcus Tackett pitches 7 scoreless innings as the Golden Eagles complete a four-game sweep of Southern Utah with a 13-1 rout Sunday.

ORU took a 2-0 1st-inning lead on Stephen Pearson's 2-run single.

The Golden Eagles added 5 runs in the 4th, 3 on a bases-loaded triple to right-centerfield by Brendan Duffy.

ORU scored 6 times in the 5th inning, a rally keyed by a 3-run double by Adam Younger.

Tackett scattered 6 hits and struck out 3 batters for the Golden Eagles and moved to 3-1.

The Thunderbirds broke a 25-inning scoreless streak with their lone run in the 9th inning.

ORU is now 21-14 overall and 4-0 in Mid-Continent Conference play while Southern Utah falls to 6-35 and 1-7.