TULSA, Okla. (oruathletics.com) – As a No. 4 seed, the Oral Roberts baseball team's #RoadToOmaha begins in Fayetteville, Ark., for the 2018 NCAA Baseball Championship June 1-4 as announced by the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show on ESPNU Monday. ORU (131 RPI) joins No. 1 Arkansas (3 RPI), No. 2 Southern Miss (45 RPI) and No. 3 Dallas Baptist (36 RPI) at the double-elimination event hosted by the University of Arkansas at Baum Stadium.
By way of winning their 19th-consecutive Summit League Championship, the Golden Eagles (38-18 overall) earned an automatic bid into the field of 64. They will face the top-seeded Razorbacks in game one Friday, June 1 at 2 p.m. live on WatchESPN.
ORU is making its 28th appearance in a NCAA Regional with an all-time record of 34-50, and traveling to Fayetteville for the second-straight year and thrid in program history. The Golden Eagles won the 2006 regional at Arkansas and hold a 4-2 record in postseason games at Baum Stadium with a win over Oklahoma State in 2017.
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ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.