Thirteen Golden Eagles Earn All-Summit League Baseball Honors

Thirteen Golden Eagles Earn All-Summit League Baseball Honors

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.

 

The Golden Eagles posted a 25-4 record in league play and led the conference in nearly every offensive and defensive category on their way to a program-record 10 first-team all-league selections and three second-team all-league honorees. All nine position starters, as well as the three weekend starters and closer from the pitching staff, were voted to the honor by The Summit League's coaches.

Player of the Year

Noah Cummings, Oral Roberts

 

Pitcher of the Year

Miguel Ausua, Oral Roberts

 

Newcomer of the Year

Dylan Snypes, Oral Roberts

 

Coach of the Year

Ryan Folmar, Oral Roberts

 

FIRST TEAM

Name, School (Pos.)

Brent Williams, Oral Roberts (1B)

Nick Roark, Oral Roberts (2B)

Cal Hernandez, Oral Roberts (3B)

Dylan Snypes, Oral Roberts (SS)

Logan Busch, North Dakota State ((OF)

Noah Cummings, Oral Roberts (OF)

Michael Hungate, Oral Roberts (OF)

Adam McGinnis, Western Illinois (C)

Grant Suponchick, Omaha (DH)

Trevor McCutchin, Oral Roberts (UTL)

Miguel Ausua, Oral Roberts (SP)        

Justin McGregor, Oral Roberts (SP)

Josh McMinn, Oral Roberts (SP)

Chris Halbur, South Dakota State (RP)

 

SECOND TEAM

Name, School (Pos.)

Matt Johnson, South Dakota State (1B)

Johnathan Fleek, Western Illinois (2B)           

Newt Johnson, South Dakota State (3B)

Jackson Boyce, Fort Wayne (SS)

Sam Grellner, Oral Roberts (OF)
Ben Petersen, North Dakota State (OF)

Roman Visintine, Western Illinois (OF)           

Matt Whatley, Oral Roberts (C)

JT Core, North Dakota State (DH)

Nick Smith, South Dakota State (UTL)

Preston Church, Western Illinois (SP)

Luke Lind, North Dakota State (SP)

Reed Pfannenstein, North Dakota State (SP)

Kyler Stout, Oral Roberts (RP)



Brent Williams
RSr. // Colorado Springs, Colo. // 1B

  • Led The Summit League and ranked 19th nationally with 16 home runs
  • Closed the regular season by hitting home runs in each of his final three games, and four in the last five
  • Tallied the third-most RBI in the conference with 46, including a career-high five at Kansas
  • Named Summit League Player of the Week May 15
 

Nick Roark
Jr. // Broken Arrow, Okla. // 2B

  • Ended the regular season on a team-leading 25 game streak of reaching base safely
  • Recorded four hits in a single game on three separate occasions, including a perfect 4-for-4 outing at North Dakota State
  • Ranked sixth in the league in hitting behind a .327 batting average
  • Was one of The Summit League's top fielding second baseman posting a .986 fielding percentage in 222 total chances
 

Cal Hernandez
RSo. // Coppell, Texas // 3B

  • Finished the regular season ranked fifth in The Summit League scoring 38 runs
  • Posted a .305 batting average for the year totaling nine extra-base hits and recorded at least one hit in each of the final nine games
  • Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in his ORU debut against Little Rock
  • A switch hitter, he hit his lone home run of the season from the left side against Wichita State
 

Dylan Snypes
Jr. // State Line, Miss. // SS

  • Was ORU's top hitter during the regular season posting a .332 average behind a league-best 73 hits
  • Tied for the conference lead tallying 17 doubles and led the Golden Eagles with three doubles
  • Totaled 22 multi-hit efforts and tied for the team lead with a 16-game hitting streak from March 4-31 posting a .397 average during the stretch
  • Selected as The Summit League Player of the Week March 13
 

Noah Cummings
RJr. // Alpine, Calif. // OF

  • Paced The Summit League and ranked 13th in the country with 64 RBI and scored a conference-leading 42 runs
  • Hit 13 home runs to rank second on the team and in the league and finished with 71 total bases to top the conference
  • Led ORU with 23 multi-hit performances and 20 games of multiple RBI ending the year hitting .322
  • Twice was named Summit League Player of the Week during the 2017 campaign
 

Michael Hungate
Sr. // Katy, Texas // OF

  • Topped the Golden Eagles with 13 stolen bases, including one in each of the final three games, to finish third in The Summit League
  • Had a career-best four hits and four RBI in a road win at Western Illinois May 18
  • Tied for fourth in the conference with 15 doubles and added two triples and four home runs
  • Tallied the first two-home run performance of his career at home May 12 facing Omaha
 

Trevor McCutchin
So. // Owasso, Okla. // UTL

  • Was a premiere two-way player for the Golden Eagles hitting .297 for the year, including a .348 mark in Summit League action
  • Posted a 1.73 earned run average in 18 appearances from the ORU bullpen limiting opponents to a .174 batting average against
  • Belted two home runs in a home win over North Dakota State March 18 starting a stretch of four home runs in 17 at-bats
  • Hit ORU's only grand slam this year on the road at South Dakota State April 23
 

Miguel Ausua
Jr. // Peñuelas, P.R. // SP

  • Posted a 10-2 record and a 1.86 ERA, pacing The Summit League in both wins and ERA, while ranking fourth in NCAA Division I wins
  • Closed the regular season without allowing a run over 22.2 innings pitched and also had a streak of 17.1 scoreless innings earlier this year
  • Struck a team-leading 74 batters in 77.1 innings of work and held opponents to a .234 batting average
  • A three-time Summit League Pitcher of the Week selection in 2017
 

Justin McGregor
Jr. // Midwest City, Okla. // SP

  • Pitched to a perfect 8-0 record during the regular season in 70 innings of work
  • Threw eight shutout innings in a win against Western Illinois striking out a career-best nine
  • Turned in ORU's only complete game of the year, a one-run effort at Omaha
  • Was honored as The Summit League Pitcher of the Week twice during the season
 

Josh McMinn
So. // Oklahoma City, Okla. // SP

  • One of only two pitchers to post a sub-two ERA finishing the regular season with a 1.93 mark
  • Surrendered only three earned runs over his final seven starts to turn in an 8-3 record in a team-high 79.1 innings
  • Struck out a career-high eight batters two times this season
  • Chosen as The Summit League Pitcher of the Week March 13
 

Sam Grellner
Sr. // Okarche, Okla. // OF

  • Entered the season as the designated hitting before moving to the outfield in March and tallied 20 extra-base hits and a .280 batting average
  • Was hit-by-pitch a conference-leading 10 times during the season
  • Ranked in The Summit League's top 10 in home runs (7), doubles (12) and runs scored (35)
  • Was at his best away from home slugging .706 and hit for a .324 average in games on the road
 

Matt Whatley
Jr. // Claremore, Okla. // C

  • One of the nation's best catchers, has not committed an error all season throwing out 42 percent of potential base stealers
  • Drawn a conference-best 41 walks, including four in a game against South Dakota State and ranks second in the league with 49 RBI
  • Hit for a .308 average in 2017 totaling 11 home runs, 11 doubles and nine stolen bases
  • A three-time Summit League Player of the Week selection and third All-Summit League honor of his career
 

Kyler Stout
RJr. // Broken Arrow, Okla. // RP

  • Led The Summit League with nine saves, ranking 51st nationally
  • Held the opposition to a .255 batting average against in a team-high 25 appearances from the bullpen
  • Did not allow an earned run until his 10th outing of the season, a stretch of more than 11 innings
  • Was named to the 2017 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List
 

Ryan Folmar – Head Coach 

  • Guided the Golden Eagles to a 39-14 overall record going 25-4 in The Summit League
  • Won his 100th career game March 26 at home against South Dakota State
  • Went 7-5 against power five conference programs in 2017, including a three-game sweep at Alabama
  • Helped lead ORU to three home wins over in-state rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State
 

The top-seeded Golden Eagles (39-14 overall) face Western Illinois for the third time in less than a week in game two of the 2017 Summit League Championship Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Catch the action from J.L. Johnson Stadium live on the ORU Sports Network.

 

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