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Golden Eagles drop game two against DBU, 8-3

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 03/09/2013
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TULSA, Okla. - Nate Goro and Tyler Boss had a solid afternoon at the plate, but it wasn't enough as the Oral Roberts baseball team fell for the second straight contest to Dallas Baptist, 8-3.

Goro finished the afternoon with three hits, while Boss added a pair of hits and drove in Graham McIntyre with a bases loaded infield single in the bottom of the ninth.

Despite the score, the Golden Eagles actually had one more hit than the Patriots, rattling off 13 in the game. Unfortunately, many of those hits were for virtually nothing as ORU left a total of 12 standing on base, their second highest total of the season.

After struggling at the plate the past few games, Jose Trevino has begun to inch his way out of an early season cold stint, blasting a 2-1 pitch over the advertisements in left field for a solo home run, his first since his opening at bat of the season.

In the bottom of the seventh, Trevino add his second run batted in of the ball game, grounding out with the bases loaded to push in McIntyre from third. McIntyre reached base earlier in the inning with one of his two singles on the afternoon.

All but one starting position player for the Golden Eagles recorded a hit in the loss. Chris Williams picked up a couple of singles and Logan Domenico and Brandy Healy singling as well.

Working his way back from injury, Drew Bowen got the start, going four innings. Though the first three of the afternoon, Bowen didn't allow a hit, but in the fourth the Patriots got their first two runs with a pair of hits.

Cy Sneed was the winning pitcher for the Patriots.

In the top of the fifth, DBU extended their lead with three runs on three hits, highlighted by a leadoff homer to left by Chane Lynch. They continued their scoring trend, adding single runs in each the sixth, seventh and ninth innings.

Boomer Collins had a big day at the plate for the Patriots, picking up three hits, including a double, crossing the plate twice and driving in a runner in the seventh.

ORU (5-8) looks to salvage the series against DBU (7-8) on Sunday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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