After crushing Northwestern State Friday night, in a game shortened by the run rule, the ORU Golden Eagles dropped a doubleheader Saturday afternoon to the Demons, in the Southland Conference opening series. The Demons won the series with a 3-1 extra-inning victory over the Golden Eagles in game one, and a 6-4 win in game two.
The two losses for ORU moved its overall record to 8-10 this season with a 1-2 conference record, while the Demons improved to 2-1 in the SLC and 9-9 overall.
Matt Brandy extended his SLC leading hitting streak to 19 games with a couple of singles on the day. Jose Trevino had a pair of hits in game two, including a double, and Emmanuel Forcier had a double in each contest.
In the second game, Graham McIntyre earned his first Division I triple off the top of the wall.
Jordan Romano (1-1) took the loss in the first game after allowing two runs in 1.2 innings, with both runs coming in the top of the tenth. Guillermo Trujillo pitched well to start the first contest as he went a scoreless 5.1 innings with eight strikeouts. However, a 36 minute rain delay forced the end to his day.
Picking up his first victory of the season was Andrew Adams who entered game one in relief and threw 2.1 innings, allowing just one ORU hit. Steven Spann (3-3) earned the save in the first game, and returned in the second game for the victory in 3.2 innings of work.
Pepe Gomez (0-2) took the loss in the nightcap as he went just two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs.