East County Sports

Cummings has 9 RBI in one day for ORU




By Bill Dickens
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TULSA, Okla. (4-16-17) —  NOAH CUMMINGS, a Granite Hills High School graduate, caught fire generating nine RBI on a 5-for-8 hitting effort at the dish and added three runs scored as all five hits came with runners on base in Oral Roberts University’s sweep of Nebraska-Omaha this weekend.


It was a whirlwind week for the red-hot junio starting with a big hit to beat 11th-ranked Oklahoma on the day after his 22nd birthday.


Cummings lined a fastball into the left-center field gap to give the Golden Eagles a 2-1 lead.


“All I wanted was a win on my birthday,” Cummings said. “Anytime you come out and beat OU, it’s good. We’re one of the best teams in the country when we’re playing well.


“For me to drive in a couple of runs to help us win, that’s even more special.


A year ago Cummings was named a first team All-Summit League in the outfield after leading the conference with a .364 average. He finished the season with a team-high 80 base hits. He also smashed two home runs in Game 6 of the Summit League championship to force a Game 7 against the Mastadons of North Dakota State.


Cummings finished the year with six home runs, 18 doubles and 44 RBI. He worked his way into the Golden Eagles’ outfield lineup and earned 44 starts during the season before hitting .338 this season with nine round-trippers and 43 RBI to-date.



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