31 Bryce Howe
31 - Bryce Howe
Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Claremore, Okla.
Position: RHP
Previous School: Claremore HS
B/T: R/R

Selected in the 18th round of the 2017 MLB Draft with the 539th pick by the Miami Marlins ... Transitioned from a starting role to the bullpen and threw 34.1 innings over 25 appearances and four starts ... Posted a 1-2 record and a 6.03 ERA for ORU and struck out 44 batters, including a season-high six at Western Illinois ... Earned his lone win of the year on the road at WIU throwing three frames in relief without allowing an earned run.

Earned All-Summit League Second Team honors as a starting pitcher ... Made 16 starts on the season for a 6-5 overall record ... Led the team with 87 innings pitched and 84 strikeouts ... Allowed 55 runs, but only 36 runs were earned ... Walked only 40 batters and held opponents to a .275 batting average against ... Went a season-high seven innings two times with the first coming at North Dakota State on April 1 in a one-hit performance ... Struck out nine batters three times this season with the last coming April 15 at Omaha.

Howe started the season a mid-week starter and was impressive helping ORU to wins over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State going 4-2 during his freshman season ... Led the Golden Eagles in the Summit League Tournament Championship game with his longest outing going 7.2 innings and a season-high seven strikeouts ... Earned his first collegiate start at Oklahoma on May 10 and won his first game for ORU at Little Rock March 24 going five innings and allowing just one run while striking out four and walking none ... His 46 strikeouts were third best for ORU ... Posted a 3.93 earned run averageand only walked 14 in 55 innings pitched for the campaign.

Was a four-year starter at Claremore High School, where he was coached by Brent Payne ... Led Claremore to 110 victories in his prep career ... Was an OCA All-State selection as a senior ... Posted a career pitching line of 29-5, with a 1.98 ERA and eight saves ... Also batted .625 with four home runs at Claremore ... Twice led Claremore to the OSSAA Class 5A State Championship Game ... Was an Oklahoma Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.

Son of Mike and Melissa Howe and Mark and Olivia Owens ... Majoring in business administration with a minor in sport management at ORU ... Chose ORU because “the school was very appealing to me on my visit and the baseball team is very competitive.”