Baseball Earns Dominating Victory Over Taylor (Ind.), 13-2, in NAIA Opening Round Tournament

UPLAND, Ind. – Oklahoma Wesleyan baseball opened the NAIA Opening Round tournament with a dominant 13-2 victory over Taylor University as part of the Upland Bracket in Upland, Ind.

The Eagles compiled 16 hits in the contest and scratched across 13 runs.

John Lantigua led the attacked with a perfect 4-for-4 effort that included a home run, three RBIs, and two runs scored. Rodolfo Oleta finished 4-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Ryan Lujan went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Austin Sojka finished 2-for-6 from the leadoff spot to round out the top hitters for Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Ryan Sandifer got the start on the mound OKWU and pitched eight innings allowing just one earned run and striking out four Trojan hitters.

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With the win, the Eagles will advance and face No. 2 Freed-Hardeman at 2:30pm CT on Tuesday, May 15th, in the Upland Bracket of the NAIA Opening Round tournament.

NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round

Upland Bracket  l  Winterholter Field  l  Hosted by Taylor University (Ind.)

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1. Oklahoma Wesleyan (52-6, 1-0 OR)
2. Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (41-14, 1-0 OR)
3. Cumberland (Tenn.) (34-20, 0-1 OR)
4. Taylor (Ind.) (44-15, 1-1 OR)
5. Northwestern (Iowa) (30-19, 0-1 OR)

Monday, May 14
Game 1 – 11 p.m. No. 4 Taylor (Ind.) def. No. 5 Northwestern (Iowa), 2-1
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Game 2 – 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) def. No. 3 Cumberland (Tenn.), 13-8
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Game 3 – 6 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma Wesleyan def. No. 4 Taylor (Ind.), 13-2
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Tuesday, May 15
Game 4 – 11 p.m. No. 5 Northwestern (Iowa) vs. No. 3 Cumberland (Tenn.)
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Game 5 – 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) vs. No. 1 Oklahoma Wesleyan
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Game 6 – 6:30 p.m. No. 4 Taylor (Ind.) vs. Winner Game 4
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Wednesday, May 16
Game 7 – 2 p.m. Loser Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
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Game 8 – 6 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 7
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Thursday, May 17
Game 9 – 12 p.m. TBD
(If necessary) • Recap | Live Stats | Live Video Stream