TULSA, Okla. – Fans of Oral Roberts baseball now have the opportunity to view nine home games during the 2017 season via a national broadcast on ESPN3, while still enjoying nearly every game on AM 1550 The Sports Animal.
"It is an unbelievable opportunity to showcase ORU's baseball program and facilities not only nationwide, but worldwide," said Associate Athletic Director for Development Tim Johnson. "This will be a game changer this year and moving forward as we are able to increase the exposure and brand of ORU athletics and ORU baseball. We cannot thank those enough who have been so generous to make it possible to broadcast ORU baseball on ESPN3."
Local television and radio personality Al Jerkens will have the live play-by-play call for the Golden Eagles on ESPN3. World Series champion and former pitcher for ORU, George Frazier, joins the action for seven of the games providing color commentary and another former MLB and ORU pitcher, Jeremy Hefner, will call the other two contests. Throughout the season, there will be Golden Eagle baseball legends joining the action in the broadcast booth.
Starting with the Dallas Baptist series March 10, Adam Hildebrandt, Voice of the Golden Eagles, has the radio call for all remaining contests on AM 1550 The Sports Animal with links available to listen online as well.
Road games at Alabama, Feb. 24-26, also will be streamed live via the SEC Network+ and ESPN3 as will the Golden Eagles' next game Feb. 28 at Kansas. A late-season tilt at Oklahoma State Apr. 18 features a regional television broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
ORU fans still have the chance to watch home games on their computers and mobile devices through a free web stream featuring live scoreboards and other graphics, as well as a HD quality picture.
ORU Home Baseball Games on ESPN3
Saturday, March 11 – Dallas Baptist @ 2 pm
Wednesday, March 15 – Kansas @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, March 21 – Wichita State @ 6:30 pm
Friday, March 24 – South Dakota State @ 6:30 pm
Friday, March 31 – Western Illinois @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 11 – Oklahoma @ 6:30 pm
Sunday, April 30 – Fort Wayne @ 1 pm
Saturday, May 13 – Omaha @ 2 pm
Tuesday, May 16 – Oklahoma State @ 6:30 pm
For the latest information on ORU Baseball, follow the Golden Eagles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.