TULSA, Okla. – While not a huge shock to those who follow Oral Roberts baseball, a Summit League regular season and tournament championship sweep is impressive nonetheless. The 2016 Golden Eagle baseball team did just that to earn a berth in the Fort Worth (TCU) Regional of the NCAA Tournament.
The Golden Eagles went in to elimination Saturday needing to win a pair of games against No. 3 seed IPFW to claim the Championship, and they did just that behind stellar pitching performances from freshmen Josh McMinn and Trevor McCutchin.
ORU posted a 22-8 Summit League record and won the regular season championship by four games, out-scoring league opponents 206-120. It was the 16th regular season title and 17th tournament championship as members of the Mid-Con/Summit League.
Following the regular season, ORU earned Summit League Newcomer of the Year (Brent Williams) and Coach of the Year (Ryan Folmar) honors and had 11 student-athletes earn All-Summit League honors.
This is the 14th of 15 editions of the #TopORUMoments from 2015-16 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.
Top Moments from 2015-16
#15 – WBB – Golden Eagles Top KU at Allen Fieldhouse
#14 – MBB – ORU Wins MABCC Championship
#13 – TRACK – Nelson Runs the Nation's Fastest Time
#12 – WBB – Mayberry Sets Postseason Scoring Record
#11 - MTN - ORU Advances to Championship Match
#10 - MSOC - 2OT Win Sends ORU to Championship Match
#9 – MGOLF – Burrows Wins Bob Sitton Title
#8 – BASE – Golden Eagles Dominate Power 5 Schools
#7 - TRACK - ORU Sweeps Championship MVP Awards
#6 - MBB/WBB - ORU Sweeps PSO Mayor's Cup
#5 - TRACK - 4x100m Relay Breaks School Record
#4 – VB – Milos Breaks Aces Record
#3 – ATH – ORU Trio Earns Academic All-America Honors
#2 – BASE – ORU Sweeps Summit League Titles
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