UNO defeated Western Illinois 15-9 Wednesday in the Summit League tournament. The Mavs will face Oral Roberts for a spot in the league championship game on Friday at 11 a.m. Check out a recap of Thursday's action in the Summit League tournament below.
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ORAL ROBERTS 5, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 2: Spencer Henson hit a pair of solo homers and took the mound in the ninth for the save. Henson’s homer in the fifth inning — his second on the day — put the Golden Eagles up 3-2. Josh McMinn earned the win after going eight innings with 10 strikeouts. He allowed a two-run home run to Derek Hackman in the second inning. After SDSU put two runners on in the ninth, Henson came in from first base to record the final out.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 9, WESTERN ILLINOIS 5: South Dakota State erased a 4-1 deficit to eliminate the Leathernecks. The Jackrabbits tied it with three runs in the seventh and surged ahead with a five-run eighth. Drew Beazley had an RBI double in the seventh and Derek Hackman added a two-run double in the eighth. Drue Galassi and Deion Thompson homered for WIU.
Game 4: UNO vs. Oral Roberts, 11 a.m.
Game 5: South Dakota State vs. Game 4 loser, 2:30 p.m.
11 a.m. and, if necessary, TBD