SDSU Baseball Falls In Summit League Championship Game

TULSA, Okla. ( – Oral Roberts continued its dominance on the diamond in the Summit League Baseball Championship, defeating South Dakota State, 11-3, in the title game Saturday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

SDSU closed to within 8-3 by scoring twice in the bottom of the eighth. The Jackrabbits opened the inning with consecutive singles by Tony Kjolsing, Nick Smith and Johnson, with Kjolsing scoring on Johnson’s hit to left field. Smith later scored on a fielders choice.

Johnson was the lone Jackrabbit to notch more than one hit, going 2-for-3 in his final collegiate game.

A bases-loaded hit by pitch to Cal Hernandez forced in a run for ORU in the seventh, and the Golden Eagles tacked on three more in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Cummings and run-scoring singles from Spencer Henson and Pace.

The Golden Eagles, who claimed their 19th league tournament title, improved to 38-18 overall. SDSU had its season come to an end with an 18-32 overall record.