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theeagleman5

The 2018 tournament for the automatic NCAA bid gets underway on Wednesday afternoon at JLJ with NDSU vs. WIU and then SDSU vs. ORU in the evening.  While our guys are the heavy favorite as usual....TheEagleman doesn't think that it's as automatic as in the past that ORU sweeps in 3 games.....ORU pitching looks pretty solid but our bats have been inconsistent and no sure thing that we can score a lot of runs this year.....as always, winning the first two games in this format is huge and means that somebody has to beat ORU twice in a row in the finals to advance....let's see how it goes but hopefully by Saturday we will be looking forward to the NCAA Selection Show on Memorial Day....:eagles:

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ORUTerry

 

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ORUalum

agree with Eagleman, this could be the year that someone else breaks through.   ORU's offense is down a bit and the league seems to have better starting pitching.  however, on the upside, ORU has been fantastic at home in league play.

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The Bizon are carrying their momentum from last week into the tournament......

 

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ORUTerry

Stockert is their (NDSU) ace.... and WIU pitched Dunne - their ace.

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theeagleman5

NDSU has won 8 straight games....hottest team in the tournament....glad to see they used up their ace and he won't be available IF/when ORU plays them tomorrow night......:eagles:

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ORUTex

Is there a rain delay in Tulsa? D1 baseball now says 8:30 Central starting time. 

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ORUJason

Yes there have been storms in the area.

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ORUalum

big swing from Cal Hernandez.....followed by a Cummings 2 run bomb.  ORU almost squandered a bases loaded no outs situation.

6-1 through 2 innings

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ORUJason

11-6 ORU in the 5th inning.  The ERAs are soaring.

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theeagleman5

TheEagleman is Stunned that Ausua got hammered tonight....but Larkins has come on and calmed things down...11-6 ORU in the home 7th....big nights at the plate for Hernandez and Cummings...:eagles:

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theeagleman5

We head to the 9th with ORU up 13-8 on the Jacks in quite a first round slugfest where the first 3 hitters in both line ups are a combined 16-25 tonight....lol...:grin:

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theeagleman5

Good Guys win 13-8 on a 6 RBI night for Cal Hernandez....next up will be NDSU tonight after WIU and SDSU in an elimination game....:tb-blue:

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theeagleman5

I guess playing into the wee hours of the morning didn't bother SDSU this afternoon....the Jacks eliminated WIU, 8-3 and will await the loser of tonight's ORU-NDSU matchup on Friday night.....the winner tonight gets a day of rest and then the Championship game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon with a 2nd game played afterwards if necessary.....Go BLUE!......:eagles:.:oru-logo::eagles:

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theeagleman5

Sixth inning and ORU trails NDSU, 3-1.....we only have four hits and have trailed since the Bison put up 3 in the bottom of the first....time to get those bats going.....:eagles:

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theeagleman5

ORU has rallied with a 5 spot in the 7th to come from 4-1 down...it's now 6-4 for the Good Guys in the 9th...we  are the visiting team tonight and need just 3 more outs to advance to the finals...Stout is on to try and get the save.....:eagles:

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ORUalum

:eagles:Gutsy win for the good guys :eagles:

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ORUTerry

Winners are gonna win........

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theeagleman5

Comeback kids get it done....ORU very tough to beat at JLJ especially in the Summit Tournament....we are in the drivers seat with tonight's 6-4 win.....Cummings had a pair of hits including a HR and 2 RBI....but the winning run actually scored on a walk to Keizor….McGregor went the first 6 innings giving up all four runs but Varnell held the fort with 2 scoreless innings and Stout got the 3K save...….So ORU now off until Saturday afternoon while SDSU and NDSU battle tomorrow night for the right to play the Golden Eagles....they will have to beat us twice on Saturday which is a very tall task....McMinn should get the ball for ORU now 37-18.....:tb-white:

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ORUJason

Great game tonight.  The crowd really got into it during the 7th inning rally.  McGregor settled down after being pretty shaky for the first 2 innings.  

It is strange to see ORU’s score listed under Guest on the scoreboard and NDSU’s score listed on the ORU line.

Great win!

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Otis 83

Good win for the Golden Eagles. I was a little worried when I opened the ORU Live app during the middle school awards ceremony and we were down 3-1. I embarrassed my wife by launching the video stream. I had the my phone on mute and kept it between my knees. I doubt anyone noticed.

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ORU GRAD

I enjoyed our comeback. I like this team. They have the heart. Congratulations Eagles. 

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theeagleman5

TheEagleman expected the starting pitching to carry ORU in this tournament but so far Ausua and McGregor haven't been real good....but we have gotten the clutch hitting....19 runs in two games......let's see what we get from McMinn on Saturday but he and the bullpen should all be rested with a day off....NDSU or SDSU will both be down to their 4th starter and bullpens could be gassed depending on what happens tonight....all the advantages are with ORU....let's just go out and end this think at 1pm on Saturday and then we wait for the NCAA Selection Show on Monday.....:eagles:

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TrueBlue82

It was a VERY gutty win for the good guys last night.  Championship caliber defensive performances from both teams until the Bison shortstop booted one to give us our final run during the seventh inning rally.  

The Eagles had multiple opportunities in the early innings, but couldn’t break through, including several (at least five?) fly balls caught at the track with the wind holding them in the park.  In the third, we had second and third with no outs and didn’t score, as the momentum stayed firmly in the third base dugout.  And, every call seemed to go against us.

But once we FINALLY broke through in the seventh, the Bison stopped their incessant chirping - and they knew it was over.  The bullpen totally shut them down, eliminating any hope of a rally.

This team never hung their heads or seemed to feel any pressure, but just continued to do their job, knowing that it would eventually be successful - which it ultimately was.

It was a great pleasure to experience it in person - definitely one of the best games of the year!

 

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theeagleman5

SDSU outslugged NDSU tonight, 13-7 at JLJ and so the Jacks will face ORU tomorrow afternoon in the Championship to determine the NCAA participant from the Summit League....Josh McMinn will be sure to take the mound in what will likely be the biggest start of his career....SDSU will have to win two games to advance so the advantage is with the Good Guys who also had the day off to rest while the Jacks played a 3 1/2 hour contest tonight.....hopefully we get them down early and make their fate inevitable....they can't have much starting pitching left although the guy they went with on Wednesday night could come back....ORU blew him out of there in just one inning.....get the SDSU bus warmed up early and send them home to Brookings by dinner time.....GO BLUE!!!....:eagles:

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ORUJason

Looking forward to going to the game tomorrow afternoon.  SDSU was 14-13 in conference this year and 18-31 overall.  While ORU has the advantage by being in the driver's seat having won their first 2 games, ORU is fortunate to not be facing NDSU again.  I am surprised they couldn't knock out SDSU earlier today since NDSU was a pretty solid team with a winning record.

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