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One of the nation's top two-way players returns for
potentially record-setting senior season ... named preseason first-team
All-America by Collegiate Baseball and preseason second-team All-America by the
NCBWA ... begins 2005 campaign needing five victories and 97 strikeouts to
become ORU's all-time leader in both categories ... enters 2005 ranked fourth
with 30 wins and fifth with 235 strikeouts ... has developed into outstanding
all-round pitcher after beginning career as a one-pitch pitcher ... owns
pinpoint control (62 walks in 273.1 career innings) to go along with 88-92 mph
fastball, strong slider and changeup ... quick worker who owns intimidating
presence on the mound ... his offensive game can be impressive as well ... an
excellent defensive first baseman who may see more time at DH during his senior
season ... owns great power at the plate and has significantly improved his
strike zone judgement each of the last two seasons ... one of the most decorated
baseball players in ORU history ... named to five different All-American teams
in 2004, the first player in ORU history to be so honored ... blessed with
tremendous abilities at the plate and on the mound ... will anchor the starting
pitching staff for the third consecutive season ... will not hit when he pitches
... enters 2005 in the best physical shape of his career.
2004 Highlights (Junior)
Put together a stellar junior season ... earned All-America
honors from the ABCA (1st-team),
USA Today and CollegeBaseballInsider.com (2nd-team),
and Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA (3rd-team)
... is the only player in ORU history to earn five different All-America awards
in the same season ... his first-team selection was ORU's first since Jeff
Stallings in 1999 ... became just the second player in the 20-year history of
the Mid-Continent Conference to earn Player & Pitcher of the Year honors ... led
the Mid-Con in wins (13) and strikeouts (100), while ranking fourth in ERA
(2.91) ... opponents batted just .218 against him for the season ... 7-time
Mid-Con Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 16, Mar. 1, 8, 22, Apr. 5, May 3, May 24) ...
named National Pitcher of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA
on April 5 after tossing a 7-inning no-hitter against Chicago State (4/3) ...
no-no was the fifth in ORU history ... struck out 12 against the Cougars and
faced the minimum 21 batters in the seven-inning game ... also belted a pair of
home runs in the opening game that day ... named to the Golden Spikes Award and
the Roger Clemens Watch Lists ... gained the win in ORU's NCAA Regional opener
against TCU (6/4), allowing two runs on six hits over 6.0 innings ... picked up
his 11th win of the season with a complete game effort at Southern Utah (5/21)
... struck out a season-high 13 batters in 4-1 win at Valparaiso (5/1) to
improve to 9-1 ... went to 6-1 on the mound with win at No. 15 Arizona State
(4/8) ... was 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in 6-5 win at No.
15 Arizona State (4/10) ... received "no decisions" versus No. 24 Florida State
(2/20) and No. 18 UC-Irvine ... hurled a 3-hit shutout against Texas-Pan
American (3/19) ... was 6-0 with a 2.25 ERA in Mid-Con regular-season play ...
batted .380 with five home runs and 20 RBI at home.
2003 Highlights (Sophomore)
Enjoyed outstanding all-round season for the Golden Eagles
... was twice named National Pitcher of the Week ... picked up first award from
the NCBWA following 3-hit complete game in ORU's 10-1 win at No. 7 Miami (4/5)
in which he fanned seven and walked just two against the Hurricanes ... was
honored by Collegiate Baseball four weeks later after hurling 12.0 shutout
innings in two starts, allowing just eight hits and walking one with 19
strikeouts in posting a 2-0 record that week ... had wins over eventual College
World Series participant Southwest Missouri State (4/305.0 IP, 5 H, 5 K) and
also tossed his first career shutout against Southern Utah (5/47.0 P, 3 H, 1
BB, career-high 14 K) ... struck out seven straight batters at one point vs. SUU
and fanned the side in three of seven innings ... won nine straight mound
decisions before 6-3 loss against Texas A&M (5/30) in NCAA Regionals ... capped
stellar campaign with Mid-Con Tournament MVP honors after dominating performance
in three games ... hit three home runs with six RBI in addition to hurling
one-hit shutout against Valparaiso (5/22) in the tournament opener ... retired
the game's first 18 batters against Valpo before allowing a leadoff single in
the seventh ... fanned 12 without a walk against the Crusaders and faced one
batter over the minimum ... also homered in support of mound performance ... was
2-for-5 with a two-run HR and three RBI in title game victory over Southern Utah
(5/24) ... closed season strong at the plate, batting .344 with five home runs
and 12 RBI in final nine games ... led the Mid-Con in wins (10) and strikeouts
(85)... posted productive weekend in sweep of Western Illinois (5/17-18) ...
homered twice, including a grand slam in game two, and drove in six runs in the
four games ... also improved to 9-2 on the mound with six solid innings in 11-3
victory ... improved record to 8-2 with complete game effort in ORU's 10-3 win
at Oakland (5/10) ... allowed three runs on eight hits, striking out five
without a walk against the Golden Grizzlies ... also batted .400 (6-15) with a
homer and 11 RBI in the four-game series ... 2-for-3 with a home run and three
RBI in 7-1 win over Southern Utah (5/4) ... drove in six runs in four-game sweep
at Chicago State (4/26-27) ... captured second straight Mid-Con Pitcher of the
Week award after allowing one hit over 7.0 innings in a 14-5 win over Texas-Pan
American (4/12) ... tossed just 69 pitches against the Broncs, striking out two
without a walk ...won Mid-Con opener at Valparaiso (4/19) ... fanned a then
career-high nine in 8.2 innings vs. the Crusaders ... also named Mid-Con Pitcher
of the Week ... 2-for-4 with two RBI in 11-5 win over Northeastern (3/28) ...
3-for-6 with two RBI in ORU's win at San Diego State ... hurled 7.2 strong
innings at Texas-San Antonio (2/23), allowing seven hits and four runs but took
the loss ... 2-for-4 with a double against Southwest Missouri State (3/11) ...
enjoyed outstanding summer pitching for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League
... was 3-1 with a 0.77 ERA in five starts ... fanned 30 and walked just five in
35.0 innings, allowing only 20 hits.
2002 Highlights (Freshman)
Enjoyed outstanding all-round Freshman season ... earned
honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball
... saved some of his best performances for the end of the season ... batted
.357 in seven post-season games, with two home runs and nine RBI ... went
3-for-5 with an RBI in NCAA Regional championship game against Arkansas ... was
2-for-4 with a solo home run in NCAA Regional opener against top-seed and
14th-ranked Wichita State ... named second-team all-conference as a pitcher ...
made starts at first base, third base, designated hitter and on the mound ...
named to the 2002 Mid-Con All-Tournament team ... picked up the win in the
championship game against Southern Utah ... earned the win in the championship
game by allowing one run on seven hits in 5.1 innings ... belted a 3-run homer
in semifinals against Oakland ... led tournament with six RBI in three games ...
hurled six shutout innings against Oakland (5/19) to run record to 6-1 ... threw
first career complete game against Southern Utah (5/10), allowing one run on
seven hits, striking out four ... hurled seven shutout innings against Valpo
(4/28) in game one of a doubleheader, then slugged a three-run homer in the
second game ... tied a career-high with seven strikeouts vs. the Crusaders ...
had an RBI single in home win over Northwestern (OK) (4/24) ... was strong in
emergency start at Oklahoma (4/20), allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.1
innings ... drove in two runs with a single against Kansas (4/2) ... improved
season record to 3-0 with five strong innings against Coppin State (3/30),
striking out seven and allowing just three hits in five innings ... belted first
career home run against Michigan (3/23) ... came up with clutch pinch-hit RBI
single in win over Fordham (3/11) ... drove in two runs against Pacific (3/13)
... ripped a triple against Illinois State (3/14) ... was impressive in season's
first mound appearance, hurling 4.2 innings of strong relief against Oregon
State (2/1) ... allowed just two hits and two unearned runs, striking out four
without a walk against the Beavers ... picked up first win with 3.1 solid
innings against Hawaii-Hilo (2/10) ... struck out two in one inning of relief
against East Central (3/7) ... improved record to 2-0 with another solid effort
against Liberty (3/12) ... allowed seven hits and five runs in 5.1 innings
against the Flames, striking out five batters ... Rated as the No. 9
professional prospect in the Alaska League by Baseball America ... played
for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots ... led the Pilots to the Alaska League title
and a runner-up finish in the NBC World Series ... led the Alaska League with
nine home runs while batting .266 with 26 RBI ... belted a total of 11 home
runs, including post-season play ... excelled on the mound, posting a 2-0 record
and 0.54 ERA during the regular season ... fanned 25 batters and walked just
eight in 33.1 innings ... won a pair of games in the NBC World Series.
2001 graduate of Dallas Christian ... 2-time All-State
selection at Dallas Christian ... helped lead DCHS to four consecutive state
championships ... batted .492 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI as a senior ... was
also 10-0 on the mound ...Dallas Christian was a perfect 34-0 his senior season
... two-time district MVP and four-time all-district selection ... batted
.385-14-50 as a junior, .450-8-40 as a sophomore and .490-4-40 as a freshman ...
team captain as a junior and senior ... also excelled in basketball, earning
All-State honors as a junior and senior.
Full name is Dennis Bigley ... son of Dennis and Carla Bigley ... 29th round
draft choice of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001 ... Management major ... born
August 18, 1983.