For the Oral Roberts University baseball team, it was worth
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
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.