ORU (9-11) lost their fourth consecutive game, scoring just six runs in that span. Cam Schiller was 3-4 on the night and had the Golden Eagles only RBI which came in the sixth inning with a double that scored Brandon King.
Kurt Giller (1-3) was given the loss after allowing two runs off three hits in three innings of work.
The Golden Eagles kept the game close, down 3-1 headed into the seventh inning, and although the offense was minimal for the Golden Eagles, it would be the defense that ultimately led to the loss. The Titans broke the game open in the bottom of the seventh inning when a grounder by Greg Velasquez rolled through Jared Schlehuber's legs, scoring Carlos Lopez and Anthony Hutting. The Titans would score two more unearned runs in the inning to push the lead to 7-1.
Drew Bowen will take the mound for the Golden Eagles in game two as he looks to get ORU back on track. Bowen pitched his second complete game shutout of the season in his last start against Missouri State. Game two of the series is slated for 9 p.m. On Friday.