Baseball

  • Blue-Gold Fall World Series Set for Golden Eagles Nov. 2-4
    October 31, 2017
    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.
  • Golden Eagles Release 2018 Baseball Schedule
    October 23, 2017
    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.
  • ORU Baseball Swimming Contest 2017
    September 28, 2017
    #TBT to the "highlights" from ORU baseball holding its annual swimming contest at the Aerobics Center #ORUBase #ORURiseUp
  • Former Golden Eagles Close First Professional Season
    September 26, 2017
    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.
  • Summit League Announces 2018 Baseball League Schedule
    September 25, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League released its 2018 league schedule for the spring sport of baseball with defending regular season and tournament champion, Oral Roberts, ready to reclaim the titles.
  • ORU Baseball Fall Practice Day 1
    September 22, 2017
    Get an inside look at the first day of fall practice for Oral Roberts baseball #ORURiseUp
  • Local Talent on Display for ORU Baseball in 2018
    September 21, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – When the Oral Roberts baseball team opens fall practice Thursday, it will showcase a plethora of talent from right in its own backyard, featuring 19 players from the state of Oklahoma.
  • Smith Embraces New Two-Way Role for Golden Eagles
    August 30, 2017
    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.
  • ORU Baseball Helps Push Successful Blood Drive
    August 25, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team was a force for good on campus this week helping push a blood drive at Fireside in partnership with the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
  • Davis Selected as ORU Baseball Pitching Coach
    August 18, 2017
    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.
  • Trip of a Lifetime for ORU's Valverde
    August 11, 2017
    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.
  • Martony Returns to ORU Baseball as Graduate Assistant Coach
    August 07, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Former Oral Roberts baseball pitcher Daniel Martony returns to campus, this time to the coaching staff as the graduate assistant coach starting this fall.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #1-Baseball Grabs NCAA Tournament Win
    July 28, 2017
    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.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #3 - Whatley Wins Johnny Bench Award
    July 24, 2017
    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.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #4 - ORU on SC Top 10 Four Times in Spring
    July 21, 2017
    With three baseball plays and a bicycle kick goal from Junior Chavez, Oral Roberts was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 four times during a span of just over a month.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #8 - Baseball Sweeps Summit League Championships
    July 12, 2017
    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.
  • Whole Person Champion - Alex Schmitz
    July 07, 2017
    Learn more about ORU baseball player and Whole Person Champion Alex Schmitz
  • ORU Baseball Sends 12 to Summer Collegiate Leagues
    July 06, 2017
    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.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #12 - Baseball Takes Down Top 15 Opponent
    July 03, 2017
    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.
  • Whatley Lands Coveted 2017 Johnny Bench Award as Nation's Top Catcher
    June 29, 2017
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • #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.
  • 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 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.
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