NSU shutout by Oral Roberts in game one of series - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

NSU shutout by Oral Roberts in game one of series

Alex Gonzales tossed a career-high 13 strikeouts in eight scoreless innings to lead Oral Roberts to a 3-0 victory over the Northwestern State baseball team Thursday night in Southland Conference action.

 

Game two of the series has been dubbed "Senior Night" and will start at 6:30 Friday night.  Festivities for the eight seniors NSU will honor is set to begin at 5:40.

 

Gonzales (8-5) struck out at least one Demon (15-39, 4-21 SLC) in every inning he pitched, including the second inning when he struck out the side in order for the ORU (22-29, 15-10 SLC) effort.

 

He only allowed three hits and one walk.

 

The Golden Eagles scored one run in three different innings.

 

The opening score came the first inning when leadoff hitter Kevin Cho hit a single up the middle and scored on a double to the left field wall one batter later from Matt Brandy.

 

ORU pushed it to 2-0 in the fifth inning on a single through the right side from Tyler Boss that scored Brandon Healy. Healy was a pinch-runner for Brantley who hurt his ankle on a slide into second base two batters earlier.

 

The final run was in the eighth inning when Nate Goro led off the inning with a single to right field and scored three batters later when Austen Colt singled to right center field.

 

Ashton Sivigliano (2-3) started for Northwestern State and took the loss on two innings pitched with one run on three hits.

 

Andrew Adams pitched three innings and allowed a run on four hits.  A.J. Funk worked two scoreless innings with a walk and two strikeouts.  Zach Krebs allowed the final run on two hits.

 

Brantley had two hits in three at-bats with a run batted in.  Cho was the only other Golden Eagle with a multiple-hit game with two knocks in four tries.

 

Will Watson was one-of-four, and Nick Purdy and Matt Burns were each one-for-three.

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