39 Sam Grellner
39 Sam Grellner
Height: 6-4
Weight: 235
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Okarche, Okla.
Position: OF
Previous School: Redlands CC
B/T: R/R

2017
Named to the All-Summit League Second Team as an outfielder as well as the Academic All-Summit League Team ... Transitioned from designated hitter to the starting right fielder making 51 starts ... Tallied a .284 batting average with 22 extra-base hits, including a career-best eight home runs, 12 doubles and two triples ... Hit two home runs out of the stadium at Wichita State May 9 matching a career-high three RBI ... Had a perfect 4-for-4 effort against Kansas at home March 15 ... Was hit-by-pitch a conference-leading 11 times during the season.

2016
Started 14 games mostly at the DH spot, while appearing in 22 games in his debut season for the Golden Eagles ... Batted .246 with three doubles and a home run ... Drew nine walks for a .353 on-base percentage ... Stole one base ... made his first career start as a DH against South Dakota State March 19 ... Hit his first career home run at Western Illinois April 8.

PRIOR TO ORU
Spent two seasons at Redlands Community College under the direction of Kyle Koehler ... Finished his sophomore campaign with a .310 batting average ... Over two seasons with Cougars he had 16 home runs, 76 RBI and 47 stolen bases ... Was a multi-sport athlete at Okarche High School ... Played for head coach Jim Schwarz ... Earned Oklahoma All-State honors.

PERSONAL
Son of Dan and Evelyn Grellner ... Plans to major in business administration at ORU ... Choose ORU because of the great school and baseball program ... His brother, David, played at Oklahoma Christian ... Was valedictorian in high school ... Favorite professional athlete is Josh Hamilton and favorite team is the Texas Rangers.