The Edmond Sun

May 11, 2013

Eagles break drought

Oklahoma Christian wins postseason tournament for first time since 1972


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian (25-23) won a postseason tournament for the first time since 1972, when the Eagles finished third in the NAIA World Series. The Eagles will travel to Mason, Ohio, next week for the NCCAA World Series, which will begin Wednesday.

 OC outfielder Jordan Lopez, Edmond Santa Fe graduate, earned tournament MVP honors by going 6-for-11 with five RBIs, two doubles, a triple and four runs scored in the Eagles' four games.

 Senior pitcher Chris Burgess (a transfer from Oklahoma) recorded his school-record ninth save of the season by throwing the last two innings after starter Tyler Sturges allowed just one hit and faced the minimum 15 batters in his five innings. Sturges also played high school baseball at Santa Fe.

 Ecclesia (25-22) managed only two hits.