TULSA, Okla. - The Shockers won in Tulsa for the first time since 1994 by defeating Oral Roberts 7-2 on Tuesday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
Don Lambert went 2-for-2 with four RBI and a grand slam for the Shockers. Reliever Brian Flynn earned the win and went three innings with one hit, one run, five walks and two strikeouts.
Tim Kelley pitched four shutout innings and allowed just three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in the no decision.
The Shockers got on the board in the top of the fifth inning. Garrett Bayliff led off the inning with a double down the right field line and then Don Lambert drew a walk. Walker Davidson bunted them over a base and Kevin Hall grounded out to second to score Bayliff for a 1-0 Shocker lead.
ORU tied the score at one in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single from Bennett Pickar. Reliever Brian Flynn got out of the inning allowing just one run despite walking four and allowing the RBI single.
Hall led off the eighth inning with a walk and moved to second on a single by Tyler Grimes. After a flyout from Preston Springer, Johnny Coy ripped a double into the left center gap to score Hall and give WSU a 2-1 lead. An intentional walk to Chris O'Brien loaded the bases and Erik Harbutz drew a walk to drive in Grimes for a 3-1 Shocker advantage. After a strikeout, Don Lambert smacked the first pitch he saw to right field for his first career home run, a grand slam to give WSU a 7-1 lead.
ORU loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth with no outs, but Cale Elam came in the game and got a double play ball and a strikeout to limit the damage to one run.
The Shockers are next in action on Fri., Feb. 25 when they host North Dakota at 3 p.m. at Eck Stadium.