ORU Defeats Shockers, 8-1
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:03/24/2010
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TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts swept the two-game series with the Shockers by taking game two 8-1.

Erik Harbutz, Travis Bennett, Will Baez, Chris O'Brien and Kevin Hall each had a hit for Wichita State.  Starter Josh Smith took the loss.

The Golden Eagles went up 1-0 with a run in the fourth.  Chris Elder led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt.  He advanced to third on a groundball and scored on a single up the middle by Colby Price.

ORU tacked on two more runs in the fifth with a two-run home run from Elder to increase the lead to 3-0.

The Shockers finally got on the board in the eighth inning.  After back-to-back singles by Chris O'Brien and Kevin Hall, Tyler Grimes bunted them both over into scoring position.  Erik Harbutz hit a ground ball off of the pitcher to drive in pinch runner Walker Davidson, but Hall was stranded at third.

ORU increased the lead to 8-1 with five more runs in the eighth.

The Shockers are next in action on Fri., March 26 when they host Bradley at Eck Stadium.  First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

-Wichita State-

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