2015 Baseball News

  • 2014-15 #TopORUMoments; #2 – Baseball Sweeps Summit League Titles
    July 28, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – Dominant from early in the season until the end, including separate win streak of nine games and eight games, the Oral Roberts baseball team swept The Summit League Regular Season and Tournament Championships, returning to the NCAA Tournament once again.
  • 2014-15 #TopORUMoments; #5 – Baseball Has Pair of All-Americans
    July 16, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – After an incredible 40-win season that included wins over some of the top teams in the nation, the Oral Roberts baseball team had a pair of athletes pick up All-America honors.
  • Baseball: A Season in Review
    July 13, 2015
    It didn’t take long for the Oral Roberts baseball team to retake its spot at the top of The Summit League once again. Two years removed from 15-straight NCAA appearances, the Golden Eagles dominated league action with a 25-5 mark on their way to a 41-16 overall record.
  • Rotola and Roark Named to Summer All-Star Teams
    July 07, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts baseball players have enjoyed success with their summer league clubs this year, including a duo selected to their respective league's All-Star Teams.
  • 2014-15 #TopORUMoments; #8 – Baseball Dominates Big 12 Competition
    July 07, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team intentionally put together a tough schedule, and when a team wins 40 games during the season you expect a few big names to fall, but few could have predicted the kind of success that the Golden Eagles put up against the Big 12 this season.
  • Summer Baseball in Full Swing for the Golden Eagles
    July 02, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. - The 2015 college baseball season has come and gone, but already preparing for next season are several ORU student-athletes. From reigning Summit League Newcomer of the Year and First Team selection Matt Whatley to fresh faces just entering the collegiate baseball scene, summer baseball is in full swing.
  • Whatley Grabs Perfect Game Freshman All-American Honors
    July 01, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. - Matt Whatley has been named second team Freshman All-America, announced Perfect Game Wednesday morning.
  • Whatley Earns D1Baseball.com Freshman All-American Accolades
    June 29, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts freshman catcher Matt Whatley has been named second team Freshman All-American by D1Baseball.com, when the publication released its postseason teams Monday morning.
  • Rotola, Whatley Named to CPL Select Team
    June 24, 2015
    With a total of 11 players on the current roster playing in summer baseball leagues, a pair of Golden Eagles (Nick Rotola and Matt Whatley) have been selected to play on the Coastal Plain League Select Team.
  • Whatley picks up Baseball America Freshman All-America Honors
    June 22, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts freshman catcher Matt Whatley was named second team Freshman All-American by Baseball America, when the publication released its postseason teams Monday afternoon.
  • 2014-15 #TopORUMoments; #13 - Chi Chi Makes History in MLB Debut
    June 22, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – Although he finished his ORU career two years ago, former All-American pitcher Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez had ORU and Texas Ranger fans alike glued to their TVs as he made his Major League Baseball debut on May 30 against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Baseball Set For Annual Golf Tournament
    June 19, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts University baseball team will host its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 29, at Meadowbrook Country Club. The tournament will help raise money for upcoming field projects.
  • 2014-15 #TopORUMoments; #15 - Baseball Sweeps Postseason Awards
    June 16, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – Despite a total dominance of the sport, the Oral Roberts baseball team swept The Summit League postseason awards for just the sixth time in program history and the first time since 2009 as ORU took home Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year honors.
  • Sequeira Earns Third Team All-America Honors from ABCA
    June 13, 2015
    OHAMA, Neb. – Oral Roberts baseball senior Anthony Sequeira has picked up third-team All-American accolades as a utility player, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced Saturday.
  • Sequeira Tabbed a Finalist for John Olerud Award
    June 11, 2015
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Oral Roberts baseball senior Anthony Sequeira has been named one of three finalists for the John Olerud Award, announced the College Baseball Hall of Fame Thursday. Sequeira joins Brendan McKay (Louisville) and Reid Love (East Carolina).
  • Sequeira, Whatley Named ABCA/Rawlings Midwest All-Region Team
    June 10, 2015
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Anthony Sequeira and Matt Whatley have been named to the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Mideast Region Teams announced the organization Wednesday. Sequeira earned Midwest Region first-team accolades while Whatley picked up second-team honors.
  • James Garners Academic All-League Honors
    June 10, 2015
    Senior outfielder Derrian James was the lone Golden Eagle to earn the accolade. A business major with a 3.40 GPA, James was named The Summit League Tournament MVP after leading the Golden Eagles to the league tournament and regular season titles. He hit .342 on the year, including a .364 clip in league play. A first team all-league selection, James had 16 multi-hit games and an 11-game hitting streak during the season.
  • Sequeira, Afenir, Altamirano, Trujillo and McDavid taken in 2015 MLB Draft
    June 10, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – Five Golden Eagles were selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft Wednesday. Anthony Sequeira was drafted in the 23rd round (Pick: 684) by the Phillies; Audie Afenir was taken by the Yankees in the 25th round (Pick: 753); Xavier Altamirano went in the 27th round (Pick: 818) to the Athletics; Guillermo Trujillo went to the Orioles in the 35th round (Pick: 1063) while senior Jacob McDavid was selected with the final pick of the draft (Pick: 1215) by the LA Angels.
  • Around the Horn with Nick Roark
    June 05, 2015
    The future of ORU baseball looks bright after the Golden Eagles returned to the top of the Summit League and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament after sweeping the regular season and tournament championships.
  • Whatley Earns Freshman All-America Honors
    June 03, 2015
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Oral Roberts freshman catcher Matt Whatley picked up another accolade Wednesday, as he was named a 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. The Claremore, Okla., native is the 14th Golden Eagle freshman to earn Freshman All-America honors and the first to do so since 2012 when Jose Trevino earned the honor.
  • Sequeira Named Semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award
    June 01, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts baseball player Anthony Sequeira has been named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, an honor to be presented to college baseball’s breakout player of the year. The annual award is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.
  • Sequeira and Whatley Named to Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team
    June 01, 2015
    STILLWATER, Okla. - Anthony Sequeira and Matt Whatley earned All-Tournament honors for their performances during the Stillwater Regional this past weekend, it was announced late Sunday evening.
  • Golden Eagles Eliminated From NCAA Regional by St. John's, 10-4
    May 30, 2015
    STILLWATER, Okla. – St. John’s scored nine unanswered runs to open the game and it proved too much for the Oral Roberts baseball team to overcome, falling to the Redstorm in an elimination game, 10-4, Saturday afternoon at Allie P. Stadium.
  • Golden Eagles Rally Falls Short in NCAA Opener
    May 29, 2015
    STILLWATER, Okla. – A ninth-inning rally fell short as the Oral Roberts baseball team dropped its opening game of the NCAA tournament to No. 2 seeded Arkansas, 8-6, at Allie P. Stadium Friday afternoon.
  • Sequeira Earns All-America Honors From Collegiate Baseball
    May 28, 2015
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Oral Roberts senior Anthony Sequeira earned second-team Louisville Slugger All-America honors as chosen by Collegiate Baseball. The team was announced on Thursday morning.
  • Sequeira Named Finalist for John Olerud Two-Way Player Award
    May 28, 2015
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Anthony Sequeira has been named one of 10 finalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, which honors the nation's top player both on the mound and at the plate.
  • Baseball Opens NCAA Regional Play with Arkansas
    May 27, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. – After a two year hiatus the Oral Roberts baseball team returns to the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles earned a No. 3 seed in the Stillwater Regional and will take on Arkansas in the opening game of the tournament at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
  • Around the Horn with Dean Wilson
    May 26, 2015
    As the ORU baseball team prepares for NCAA Regional play in Stillwater, Okla., learn more about senior shortstop Dean Wilson.
  • Golden Eagles Headed to Stillwater for NCAA Regional
    May 25, 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS - After claiming its 16th Summit League baseball title, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are headed to the Stillwater Regional of the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament as the No. 3 seed, the NCAA Selection Committee announced Monday on ESPNU.
  • Public Invited to NCAA Baseball Selection Show Watch Party
    May 24, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts baseball team invites all fans and media to join them as the team hosts an NCAA Regional Selection Show Watch Party in the South Lobby of the Mabee Center Monday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. Third-year head coach Ryan Folmar announced Sunday afternoon. Light refreshments will be available.
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