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ORU struggles in Saturday double-header

After an excellent outing on Friday night, ORU’s baseball both of the two games against Northwestern State on Saturday. The losses dropped ORU’s record to 8-10 overall and 1-2 in Southland Conference play.

The first game went to Northwestern State, 3-1, in 10 innings.

After recording 15 runs in the series opener on Friday night, ORU struggled to score in game one of the Saturday double-header.

ORU’s lone run of the game came in the third inning. Anthony Sequeira doubled down the right field line to put a runner on base. The very next batter, Emmanuel Forcier, also doubled down the right field line to bring Sequeira home.

Guillermo Trujillo started the game for ORU at pitcher and had a very good day, striking out eight, and allowing four hits.

Trujillo was limited to just over five innings. Head Coach Ryan Folmar decided to not bring him back in the game after a 36 minute rain delay early in the fifth inning.

Jordan Romano was given the loss after he gave up what would be the winning run in the 10th inning.

ORU had six hits in the first game. They left seven runners on base, including two in scoring position in the bottom of the seventh.

Northwestern State took the second game of the double-header 6-4. The game was a back and forth batter but errors in the top of the seventh gave the Demons the lead, which they held for the rest of the game.

Graham McIntyre had the highlight play of the day in the bottom of the third when his hit bounced off the top of the wall for a triple. He was brought home by a Logan Domenico RBI single.

Sequeira, Jose Trevino and Afenir also hit RBIs in the second game. Trevino led the team in batting, going two for four with a double and a single.

Pepe Gomez took the loss for the Golden Eagles.

The next game for the Golden Eagles will be on Wednesday against Incarnate Word. Although UIW is a Southland Conference team, the game will be counted as a non-conference match. First pitch at JL Johnson Stadium is scheduled for 6:30.

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