Spanberger's homer lifts Arkansas past Oral Roberts

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Chad Spanberger hit a go-ahead, solo home run in the seventh inning to help Arkansas rally from three runs down and stay alive in the NCAA Tournament with a 4-3 win over Oral Roberts on Sunday night.
 
Spanberger's home run was his 20th of the season for the top-seeded Razorbacks (44-18), and it was his sixth in the last two weeks - following five in five games at last week's Southeastern Conference Tournament.
 
Arkansas will next face second-seeded Missouri State later on Sunday night, needing to defeat the Bears twice to advance to next week's super regionals.
 
The Golden Eagles (43-16) took a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, aided by back-to-back home runs from Noah Cummings and Brent Williams.
 
The Razorbacks rallied with three runs in the fifth, and Josh Alberius (3-4) earned the win in relief.
 
Trevor McCutchin (1-1) took the loss for Oral Roberts.
 
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6/4/2017 8:28:14 PM (GMT -5:00)
 

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