2017 Baseball News

  • 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.
  • ORU Batterymates Sweep #SummitBSB Honors
    May 22, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was named Summit League Baseball Player of the Week while batterymate Miguel Ausua earned Pitcher of the Week honors for their performances during the week of May 15-21. The awards mark the final weekly accolades of the season.
  • 2017 Summit League Championship Hype Video
    May 22, 2017
    #ORUBase is ready for the 2017 Summit League Championship as the No. 1 seed and host at J.L. Johnson Stadium May 24-27 #SoarAbove
  • ORU Baseball's Regular Season Finale Washed Out at WIU
    May 20, 2017
    MACOMB, Ill. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had to cancel its regular season finale at Western Illinois Saturday afternoon due to the amount of rainfall in the area.
  • Oral Roberts Secures Top Seed in #SummitBSB Championship
    May 20, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts earned the top seed in the upcoming Summit League Baseball Championship for the 17th time in program history and third consecutive year.
  • Golden Eagles Win Sixth Straight in 6-1 Downing of Leathernecks
    May 19, 2017
    MACOMB, Ill. – Dylan Snypes and Miguel Ausua boosted the Oral Roberts baseball team to its sixth-consecutive victory, a 6-1 win at Western Illinois Friday afternoon at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium.
  • ORU Offense Explodes Late in 16-5 Defeat of WIU
    May 18, 2017
    MACOMB, Ill. – The Oral Roberts baseball team scored in six of the final seven innings to erase an early deficit behind 13-unanswered runs claiming a decisive 16-5 victory over Western Illinois Thursday afternoon at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium.
  • Golden Eagles Head to Western Illinois for Final Road Trip
    May 17, 2017
    MACOMB, Ill. – The Oral Roberts baseball team hits the road for the final series of the regular season facing Western Illinois for three games May 18-20. Game one is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. with live coverage on the ORU Sports Network.
  • Whatley Selected as Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist
    May 17, 2017
    WICHITA, Kan. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was one of 15 semifinalists for the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com announced by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.
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