2017 Baseball News

  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #1-Baseball Grabs NCAA Tournament Win
    July 28, 2017
    For the first time since 2012, the Oral Roberts baseball team broke through to win a game in the NCAA Tournament as the Golden Eagles eliminated Oklahoma State in the Fayetteville Regional, earning the top spot in the 2016-17 #TopORUMoments Countdown.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #3 - Whatley Wins Johnny Bench Award
    July 24, 2017
    On June 29, 2017, Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley became ORU’s first winner—and the second from the state of Oklahoma—of the Johnny Bench Award. The award capped a stellar career for the Claremore native who was a freshman All-American in 2015 and a three time All-Summit League selection.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #4 - ORU on SC Top 10 Four Times in Spring
    July 21, 2017
    With three baseball plays and a bicycle kick goal from Junior Chavez, Oral Roberts was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 four times during a span of just over a month.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #8 - Baseball Sweeps Summit League Championships
    July 12, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – For the 17th straight time as members of the Mid-Con/Summit League, the Oral Roberts baseball team swept both the regular season and tournament titles this season, coming in number eight in the #TopORUMoments countdown for 2016-17.
  • Whole Person Champion - Alex Schmitz
    July 07, 2017
    Learn more about ORU baseball player and Whole Person Champion Alex Schmitz
  • ORU Baseball Sends 12 to Summer Collegiate Leagues
    July 06, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Stretching from coast to coast, the Oral Roberts baseball team is well represented in collegiate summer leagues as 12 players are on the summer circuit on 11 different teams in nine leagues.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #12 - Baseball Takes Down Top 15 Opponent
    July 03, 2017
    Beating Power 5 and nationally-ranked opponents has become a common occurrence for the Oral Roberts baseball team, and the 2017 season was no different, highlighted by a win over 11th-ranked Oklahoma at J.L. Johnson Stadium April 11.
  • Whatley Lands Coveted 2017 Johnny Bench Award as Nation's Top Catcher
    June 29, 2017
    WICHITA, Kan. – Oral Roberts baseball's Matt Whatley was honored as the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com winner Thursday night given to the nation's best collegiate catcher during the 20th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet.
  • Ausua Selected as Summit League Male Athlete of the Month
    June 23, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League selected Oral Roberts baseball player Miguel Ausua (Peñuelas, Puerto Rico) and South Dakota men’s track & field student-athlete Chris Nilsen (Kansas City, Mo.) as the Male Athletes of the Month and South Dakota women’s track & field athlete Emily Grove (Pontiac, Ill.) as the Female Athlete of the Month for May/June.
  • Ausua, Whatley Grab ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Spots
    June 15, 2017
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miguel Ausua and Matt Whatley represented the Oral Roberts baseball team on the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Midwest Region teams.
  • All-America Honors Bestowed on Ausua, Cummings by NCBWA
    June 15, 2017
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Oral Roberts baseball's Miguel Ausua and Noah Cummings were recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on its 22nd Annual All-America Teams.
  • #ORUBase Pair Lands on Academic All-Summit League Team
    June 14, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – Sam Grellner and Matt Whatley representing Oral Roberts baseball were named to the 2017 Academic All-Summit League Team as announced by the league office Wednesday. A total of 11 student-athletes were named to the team and honored for their academic and athletic performances this season.
  • Trio of Golden Eagles Selected on Day Three of 2017 MLB Draft
    June 14, 2017
    SECAUCUS, N.J. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had three players selected on the final day of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft as Dylan Snypes, Bryce Howe and Josh McMinn all had their names called Wednesday.
  • Whatley Drafted in Round Three by Texas Rangers
    June 13, 2017
    SECAUCUS, N.J. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was selected in the third round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday afternoon with the 104th overall pick by the Texas Rangers.
  • Whatley Nabs Spot as Johnny Bench Award Finalist
    June 05, 2017
    WICHITA, Kan. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. He becomes the first finalist from ORU since the award's inception in 2000.
  • ORU Baseball Takes No. 11 Arkansas to the Brink in NCAA Regional
    June 04, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had 11th-ranked Arkansas on the ropes Sunday afternoon before the top seed rallied back for a 4-3 victory in an elimination game in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.
  • Offensive Outburst Sends Golden Eagles over Cowboys, 14-6
    June 03, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – All nine starters tallied at least one hit in a true team effort as Oral Roberts baseball staved off elimination in a dominating, 14-6 win over in-state rival Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon at Baum Stadium in the NCAA Baseball Championship.
  • ORU Superfan Soars to Regionals with Golden Eagles
    June 02, 2017
    Every team has that one special fan, the one that is there through the good, the bad and the ugly. The dedication from that person is more than just support, it's love. For the team, that specific individual is more than just a fan, they’re family. Oral Roberts baseball has that fan, and his name is Gage McCool.
  • ORU Baseball Unable to Capitalize on Chances at Arkansas in NCAA Regional
    June 02, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team stranded 10 runners on base as it could not break through against the top seed, No. 11 Arkansas in a 3-0 loss Friday night in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.
  • Golden Eagles Ready for NCAA Fayetteville Regional
    June 01, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team is ready for a postseason run starting Friday night at sold-out Baum Stadium in the opening game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. The Golden Eagles face No. 1 seed and host Arkansas at 7 p.m. in the double-elimination event. Catch the action all weekend on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app or tune in live to the ORU Sports Network for audio coverage.
  • Friday Tickets Sold Out for ORU Baseball, Limited Number Remain for Saturday
    May 31, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Tickets for Friday night's Oral Roberts baseball game at Arkansas in the 2017 NCAA Fayetteville Regional are sold out, while a limited number of tickets for Saturday's session still are available.
  • Ballpark Baseball Academy Releases 2017 Summer Camp Information
    May 31, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Ballpark Baseball Academy released its 2017 summer camp information for four separate camps during the month of June for baseball players ages five and up on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
  • Golden Eagles Off to Fayetteville for NCAA Baseball Regional
    May 29, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team learned it will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 2017 NCAA Regional June 2-5 as announced by the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show on ESPN2 Monday.
  • Ticket Details Announced for ORU Baseball at NCAA Regional
    May 29, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts has a limited number of tickets available for purchase for each of the Golden Eagles' games at the 2017 NCAA Fayetteville Regional scheduled for June 2-5.
  • #ORUBase 2017 NCAA Regional Selection Watch Party
    May 29, 2017
    ORU Baseball learned it's headed to the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with Arkansas, Missouri State and Oklahoma State June 2-5. Check out reactions from the Golden Eagles' head coach and several players #SoarAbove
  • Ausua Pitches ORU Baseball to Summit League Championship
    May 27, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Miguel Ausua went the distance throwing a complete-game shutout to send Oral Roberts to a 7-0 victory over North Dakota State in the Summit League Championship earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Baseball Regionals.
  • Defense Shines for ORU Baseball to Hold Off SDSU's Upset Bid, 5-3
    May 25, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team's defense proved to be the difference in a 5-3 victory over South Dakota State Thursday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium to advance to The Summit League Championship game.
  • ORU Baseball Uses Long Ball to Down WIU, 5-2
    May 24, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Home runs from Sam Grellner and Noah Cummings powered the Oral Roberts baseball team to a 5-2 win over Western Illinois in its opening game of the 2017 Summit League Championship Wednesday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
  • ORU Baseball Opens Summit League Championships Wednesday
    May 23, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team is set to host the 2017 Summit League Championships May 24-27 at J.L. Johnson Stadium for the 14th time in program history. The top-seeded Golden Eagles face No. 4 Western Illinois in game two Wednesday night at 6 p.m. with live coverage all week on the ORU Sports Network.
  • Thirteen Golden Eagles Earn All-Summit League Baseball Honors
    May 23, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. –Oral Roberts landed 13 players on the 2017 All-Summit League Baseball Team and swept the four major postseason awards Tuesday night at Skyline 60 at CityPlex Towers after winning its 17th-consecutive regular season championship.
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