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ORU baseball comes up short at Dallas Baptist

Golden Eagles drop a close one in Dallas
Golden Eagles drop a close one in Dallas
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Matt Brandy hits a home run in the seventh inning but the ORU Golden Eagles come up short at Dallas Baptist Friday night, as the Patriots took the second game of a three-game series 5-4.

ORU fell to 6-7 on the season while DBU avoided its first three-game losing streak of the season and moved to 10-4.

Brandy has hit safely in all 13 ORU contests this season. He had two hits on Friday, including the H.R. in the seventh inning. His hitting streak is currently the longest in the Southland Conference.

Jose Trevino continues to heat up, as he recorded two hits and a run batted in on Friday, while Logan Domenico, Tyler Boss and Audie Afenir each singled. Emmanuel Forcier reached with a pair of walks, extending his on base streak to 13 games.

Guillermo Trujillo started the game on the mound for the Golden Eagles and allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings. Hayden Holley (0-1) took the loss after allowing the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

Justin Wall led the offensive output for Dallas Baptist with three hits, two RBI’s and scored twice, while David Martinelli recorded a pair of hits and scored a run. Brandon Koch (3-0) earned the victory in two-innings pitched in relief.

Brandy tied the game in the seventh inning with a two-run homer over the left field wall. Unfortunately, DBU retook the lead with one out in the bottom of the eighth as Wall struck again, this time with a home run to left to make the score 5-4.

ORU was unable to answer in the ninth inning, ending their five-game winning streak.