15 Miguel Ausua
15 Miguel Ausua
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Peñuelas, P.R.
Position: LHP
Previous School: Panola JC
B/T: L/L

2017
Landed on the NCBWA All-America Second Team and honored on the ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region First Team ... Named Summit League Pitcher of the Year and an All-Summit League First Team selection in his first season at ORU ... Was chosen as Summit League Championship MVP following a five-hit, complete-game shutout in the tournament-clinching game against North Dakota State May 27 ... Posted an 11-3 record and a conference-best 1.65 earned run average, ranking third in the NCAA in wins and seventh in ERA ... Allowed only one earned run over his final 38 innings of work, including a stretch of 36.2 scoreless frames ... Became the first ORU pitcher to tally double-digit strikeouts in a game since 2013 when he fanned a season-high 10 against Omaha ... Threw a team-high 92.2 innings in 16 appearances, 15 of which were starts ... Was a three-time conference player of the week honoree.

PRIOR TO ORU
Spent two seasons pitching at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, for head coach and former ORU coach Todd Shelton ... Was a first team all-conference selection in each season with the Ponies ... Made 21 appearances and two starts as a sophomore posting a 4-0 record with two saves, including one during the opening round of regionals against Alvin Community College ... Struck out 48 batters in 37.2 innings of work in 2016 tallying a 5.26 earned run average ... Pitched in 12 games during his freshman campaign going 0-4 with an 8.76 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 24.2 innings ... Helped Panola qualify for the NJCAA Region 14 Tournament both seasons ... Was a cum laude graduate from Josefa Velez Bauza High School in 2014 ... Also lettered in volleyball and track and field in high school ... Won a silver medal in the 4x400 relay at the 2013 Ponce Grand Prix ... Picked up a gold medal in the 4x400 relay at the state meet and was a finalist in the 400 meters.

PERSONAL
Son of Miguel Ausua and Daysha Ortiz ... Majoring in sport management at ORU ... Wants to play professional baseball or coach at the collegiate level after graduation ... Chose ORU because of the great baseball program and God's will ... Lists the New York Yankees as his favorite professional sports team and Roberto Clemente as his favorite pro athlete.