An excellent pitching performance by Pepe Gomez led ORU to a 3-0 victory over #28 Oklahoma. The last time ORU beat Oklahoma was back in 2011.
After a rough first inning, Gomez was locked in the rest of the game. The senior went all 9 Innings and didn’t allow a run. He also struck out five batters and walked three.
Gomez earned his 2nd win of the season and pitched his second shutout. He also pitched the first complete game of his career.
The Golden Eagles made the most of their opportunities on offense Tuesday night. In the second inning, with Tyler Boss on second base, shortstop Dean Wilson lined a single into left field to put ORU on the board 1-0.
The Golden eagles loaded the bases in the sixth inning. Logan Domenico walked to force in Jose Trevino from third. Later, Audie Afenir then flew out deep to right field for the sacrifice fly scoring Matt Brandy from third base.
Oklahoma, who came into the game ranked 28th in the nation and boast one of the better offenses in the nation, could not figure Gomez out. The Sooners could only scatter five hits, but also had some chances to score some runs.
Oklahoma’s 3-4-5 hitters, who have a combined nine homeruns between them, went with 1-10 with three strikeouts.
Pitching has been very good for ORU lately. In the last 10 days, the Golden Eagles have three shutouts as well as three complete games.
Head Coach Ryan Folmar said Gomez has gotten better throughout the season.
“He’s been good his last three or four times out, he’s been really good,” Folmar said. “[He] has been getting stronger and stronger.”
The next game for ORU will be Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. when the Golden Eagles take on Wichita St. in the last game of the home stand at J.L. Johnson Stadium.