STILLWATER, Okla. – Oral Roberts head baseball coach Ryan Folmar was honored as the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association College Coach of the Year for 2017 at the OBCA Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night in Stillwater.
TULSA, Okla. – With former Oral Roberts baseball standout Jose Trevino returning as the guest speaker, the 2018 Diamond Dinner scheduled for February 2 is going to be a can't-miss event. Hosted at the Glenpool Conference Center, the festivities will begin at 6 p.m. when silent auction items become available with dinner and the program starting at 6:30 p.m.
TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts head baseball coach Ryan Folmar announced the schedule for his team heading into a 55-game 2018 season, featuring matchups with three Power Five conferences. The Golden Eagles are back on the field to defend their regular season and tournament titles in The Summit League and make another trip to the NCAA Regionals.
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team will close its fall portion of the schedule with its annual Blue-Gold Fall World Series this weekend at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles open the series Thursday night at 6 p.m. and continue with games Friday at 4 p.m. and the finale slated for Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
TULSA, Okla. – Three players from the 2017 Oral Roberts baseball team made their professional debut over the summer and shared their most memorable experiences from opening day to the close of their first season. Dylan Snypes, Matt Whatley and Bryce Howe all finished their junior season for the Golden Eagles in the NCAA Regional in June before jumping to the pro ranks following the MLB Draft.
TULSA, Okla. – As Oral Roberts baseball's Harrison Smith returned to campus after spending the summer in his native California, he did so with an entirely new mentality than when he arrived in south Tulsa in the fall of 2016.
TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts head baseball coach Ryan Folmar announced Thursday that longtime staff member Wes Davis has been named assistant coach and will take over the role of pitching coach for the Golden Eagles.
TULSA, Okla. ? While a majority of college students turn their attention to earning money or relaxing away from campus during summer break, Oral Roberts' Alex Valverde went down a road less traveled heading into his sophomore year. He joined a collection of nearly 50 students from across the country on a 10-day, trip-of-a-lifetime through Israel with a group called Covenant Journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.