Golden Eagles Tabbed Summit League Preseason Favorites

Golden Eagles Tabbed Summit League Preseason Favorites

Summit League Release


ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts has been tabbed to repeat as Summit League baseball champions in a poll of the league's head coaches. The Golden Eagles are looking to extend on their record 15 regular season titles and 16 tournament championships in 2016.

ORU received all five of its possible first-place votes. Fort Wayne, last season's tournament runner-up, was picked second, its highest preseason ranking in program history. South Dakota State was slotted third with the final first-place tally, followed by Omaha, North Dakota State and Western Illinois.

The Golden Eagles finished the 2015 season with a 41-16 overall mark and 25-5 in The Summit League, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 25th time in program history. 

The season will kick off Feb. 19-20 as the Golden Eagles travel to Little Rock, Arkansas for a pair of nuetral site games against Indiana State. ORU will play it first home contest of the season on Feb. 23 when they host Wichita State at 3 p.m. at J.L. Johnson Stadium. 

For ticket information, click here or call (918) 495-7ORU (7678).

For the latest information on ORU baseball, follow @ORUBaseball on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.

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2016 Summit League Baseball Preseason Poll

Place

Team

Points (1st)

2015 Record

1.

Oral Roberts

25 (5)

41-16 (25-5)

2.

Fort Wayne

19

28-26 (13-16)

3.

South Dakota State

17 (1)

33-23 (18-11)

4.

Omaha

15

21-31 (12-18)

5.

North Dakota State

8

20-31 (11-19)

6.

Western Illinois

6

17-33 (10-20)