Guillermo Trujillo was on a roll from the first inning as he shutout Omaha and carried ORU to a 2-0 victory Friday night.
Trujillo had his best start of the season. He threw eight scoreless innings, allowing just five hits, walking one batter and striking out nine. The nine strikeouts for Trujillo matched a career-high.
“I thought he was good all eight innings,” said Head Coach Ryan Folmar. “He had a couple of moments with runners and first and second, nobody out and was able to pitch out of it.”
The Golden Eagles scored two runs early, but that was just enough offense for Trujillo.
After singles by Anthony Sequeira and Audie Afenir, Derrian James hit into a fielder’s choice to push a cross the first run. Dean Wilson would then drop a single over second base to push across the second run.
A red-hot ORU lineup was held in check by Omaha’s pitching staff, but were still able to come out with a victory.
“You have to find a lot of different ways to win and we’ve done it a lot of different ways this year,” said Folmar. “Last couple games we’ve been able to score some runs. Their guy was really good tonight, but we’ll take them all.”
Second baseman Matt Brandy went 2 for 4 on the night, moving his batting average to .283. Sequiera pitched the last two outs of the ninth inning to earn his first career save.
The Golden Eagles now move into a tie for first place in the Summit League and move their record in the Summit to 6-1. Another win would give them sole possession of first place.
Next game for ORU will be tomorrow when the Golden Eagles take on Omaha. First pitch for Game 2 will be at 2 p.m. at J.L. Johnson Stadium.