UNO, ORU Capture Big #SummitBSB Wins

Omaha's Grant Suponchick
Omaha's Grant Suponchick

Saturday's #SummitBSB scoreboard featured three wins over a pair of 'Power 5' Conference opponents. First, Oral Roberts downed Utah, 6-4, while Omaha swept a doubleheader from Northwestern in Glendale, Ariz.

Oral Roberts 6, Utah 4
TULSA, Okla. ( -- Spencer Henson and Jared Montoya delivered RBI doubles in a four-run seventh inning that propelled the Oral Roberts baseball team to a 6-4, come-from-behind win over Utah Saturday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

The Golden Eagles erased a three-run deficit as Henson and Montoya doubled into right and left field, respectively, and Jack Rosenberg and Cal Hernandez added RBIs. ORU had six of its first seven batters reach base safely in the rally, while the only out of the run came with a RBI as it battled back to score four times on four hits.

ORU picked up its second win from a newcomer to the bullpen as Tanner Rogen earned the victory on the mound, while Kyler Stout added his second save in as many chance throwing a perfect ninth inning.

Omaha 14, Northwestern 8 - Game 1
Omaha 10, Northwestern 5 - Game 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. ( -- The Omaha baseball team opened the 2018 campaign Saturday with a doubleheader against Northwestern, scoring a combined 24 runs on 28 hits for the day. The Mavericks topped the Wildcats 14-8 in game one and 10-5 in game two, registering double-digit hits in both contests at Camelback Ranch. Omaha is now 2-0 (0-0 Summit League) on the season, while Northwestern is 0-2 (0-0 Big Ten).

In addition, North Dakota State recorded its second win of the season with a 4-3 extra innings win at Incarnate Word.

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