ORU lineup – CF Mitchell, SS Saladino, RF Baligod, C Furmanek, DH Elder, 1B Sequeira, 2B Price, 3B Barbosa, LF Garewal, P Schlehuber
WSU – 2B Baez, CF Jones, C Lassley, DH Springer, 1B Coy, RF Bennett, LF Bascue, 3B O’Brien, SS Grimes, P Mateychick
A wrist injury will keep former Shocker Dusty Coleman off the field this season.
Oral Roberts coach Rob Walton said his team will likely end up taking a two-game penalty in 2011 for being overscheduled. The Golden Eagles are on pace to play 57 games, one more than the NCAA limit. Canceling tonight’s game wasn’t an attractive option for Walton. Playing tonight and taking that penalty was an easy decision.
“We’ll probably lose two to rain anyway next year, so it’s not that big a deal,” Walton said. “I respect Gene (Stephenson) a ton, so I want to be able to do this. I was going to do anything in my power to make sure we could get here.”