Bottom-seeded Oral Roberts won two games Sunday and are a win away from its first trip to the NCAA Super Regionals since 2006.
The Golden Eagles (39-21) defeated No. 3 seed Dallas Baptist 7-2 Sunday night to force a deciding game against the Patriots in the Fort Worth Regional at 7 tonight at Lupton Stadium.
Oral Roberts upset TCU 8-4 Sunday afternoon and received a complete game from starter Mark Guest. Guest (2-0), making just his fifth start this season, held DBU to five hits. He retired 16 of the last 17 batters he faced, including the last 11 to end the game.
The Patriots (41-18), playing in their second NCAA regional, struggled to solve Guest, a left-hander who had only thrown 16 innings before Sunday because of a torn pectoral muscle that kept him out of action until April 24.
Chris Elder walked five times against DBU, scoring twice, including on Brandon King’s two-run homer in the third that gave ORU a 4-0 lead. The Golden Eagles added runs in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings and Guest did the rest.