Claremore Daily Progress

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March 16, 2013

BASEBALL: No. 8 Cal State-Fullerton blanks ORU, 5-0

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TULSA — The Titans scored their first two runs of the ball game in the top of the seventh on a couple of base hits and a pair of walks. After the ORU half of the seventh, the Titans added three more in a crazy top of the eighth.

The inning began with a triple into the right field corner from Carlos Lopez. Two batters later, J.D. Davis reached base as Lopez was caught in a run down. However, Lopez was eventually ruled safe when the Golden Eagles were unable to apply a tag, allowing Davis to advance to second.

ORU played the percentages with Michael Lorenzen at the plate, allowing him to take first with an intentional walk to load the bases. Unfortunately, the call didn't work in the Golden Eagle favor as Chad Wallach drew a walk as well to score Lopez.

For the second time this year, an opponent laid down a suicide squeeze against the Golden Eagles with the bases loaded. Keegan Dale executed the play perfectly, putting down a bunt that allowed Davis to score.

However, a mental breakdown by the ORU defense was neglected the runner originally standing on second. Recognizing the situation, Lorenzen sprinted for home, scoring uncontested.

Friday's loss is the Golden Eagles seventh in a row.

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