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For the Oral Roberts University baseball team, it was worth

the wait.

The nightcap of ORU's doubleheader with the University of

Kansas on Friday at Johnson Stadium ended four hours and

28 minutes after it began because the action was halted

twice due to rain and once due to a power outage.

The Titans won 13-9 to earn a split of the twinbill. Mitch

Payne hit a two-run single in the eighth inning inning and

Randy Wheatley pitched 22/3 innings of one-hit relief.

Kansas won the first game 7-5 in 10 innings.

Andy Summers hit a two-run homer and Brett Louis added a

run-scoring double as ORU took a 3-0 lead in the second

game.

The Titans led 6-2 in the fourth inning and extended their

lead to 8-2 in the sixth on a two-run triple by Paul Meade.

In the opener, Lance Leitner hit a two-run homer in the

top of the 10th to boost Kansas.

In other games:

OSU 14-10, Colorado State 4-1

At Stillwater, Tony Kounas had three hits - including his

first home run - and drove in four runs for Oklahoma State

University in the first game. Junior-college transfer Steve

Bosco had three runs batted in and Bobby Perna hit his second

homer of the season.

In the second game, OSU starter Randy Rivera gave up just

one hit in three innings. Also, Brad Beanblossom and Mitch

Simons hit their first homers of the season as the Cowboys

improved to 5-2.

A third game failed to beat the cold front that swept through

the state late Friday afternoon. The game was stopped in

the first inning by high winds and rain.

Arkansas 8, Eckerd 2

Peter Raether pitched a two-hitter as the Razorbacks defeated

Eckert in the Tigertown Invitational at Lakeland, Fla.

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