2020 Baseball News

  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Wesley Leander
    June 11, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Growing up in Tulsa, it was always a dream for Wesley Leander to attend Oral Roberts and play baseball for the Golden Eagles.
  • Coffey Earns Academic All-League Honor
    May 28, 2020
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts utility player Isaac Coffey was selected for the 2020 Academic All-Summit League Baseball Team as announced by the league office Thursday. The team was voted on by a panel of sports information directors and faculty athletic representatives from the league's member institutions and chosen based on academic and athletic performances this past season.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Ryan Neill
    May 21, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Spending more than 20 years associated with the Oral Roberts baseball team as a student-athlete and coach, Ryan Neill has been a fixture in the dugout at J.L. Johnson Stadium helping the program win 16 conference championships.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Spencer Henson
    May 14, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Former Oral Roberts baseball standout Spencer Henson is the only player in Summit League history to win back-to-back Triple Crown awards leading the conference in batting average, RBI and home runs during the 2018 and 2019 campaigns.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Josh McMinn
    April 28, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Josh McMinn burst onto the scene for the Oral Roberts baseball team in his first season appearing in 24 games setting a school freshmen record. He closed his opening campaign with a complete game shutout setting up a winner-take-all game for the 2016 Summit League Championship at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Taylor Varnell
    April 21, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Known as a crafty left-hander with explosive pitches, former Oral Roberts baseball pitcher Taylor Varnell turned his success with the Golden Eagles into a professional career and is ready and waiting for the season to get started.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Matt Whatley
    April 14, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The highest draft pick for Oral Roberts baseball in the last seven years, Matt Whatley was the 104th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft and enters his fourth season of professional baseball having played more than 200 pro games.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Kyler Stout
    April 07, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The all-time leader in career saves for Oral Roberts baseball, Kyler Stout, battled back from injuries with the Golden Eagles to become one of the most feared bullpen arms in the nation.
  • Golden Eagles in Focus: Miguel Ausua
    March 26, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Miguel Ausua was named Summit League Pitcher of the Year both seasons he played with the Oral Roberts baseball team from 2017-18 and a 2017 NCBWA All-America Second Team honoree posting a career record of 19-5.
  • UPDATE: All ORU Athletic Events Canceled for 2019-20 Academic Year
    March 12, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – All Oral Roberts University athletic competitions have been CANCELED for the 2019-20 academic year as announced by The Summit League due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Golden Eagles Meet Bears in Mid-Week Test
    March 10, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team travels to Springfield, Missouri, for a mid-week test at Missouri State looking to even the season series Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.
  • Golden Eagles Shutout Missouri State, 2-0
    March 10, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Oral Roberts baseball team only allowed two hits in a 2-0 win at Missouri State Tuesday afternoon at Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Wiley Records Five Hits in Loss at No. 21 Dallas Baptist
    March 08, 2020
    DALLAS– Jordan Wiley tallied a perfect 5-for-5 effort at the plate and the Oral Roberts baseball team built a three-run cushion only to see No. 21 DBU rally for a 13-11 decision Sunday afternoon from Horner Ballpark.
  • #ORUBase Unable to Hold Lead at DBU
    March 07, 2020
    DALLAS, Texas – Caleb Denny hit a solo home run giving the Oral Roberts baseball team an early lead, but DBU came back to score the final three runs in a 3-1 setback Saturday at Horner Ballpark.
  • DBU Rallies Late to Stop #ORUBase
    March 06, 2020
    DALLAS, Texas – Jordan Wiley gave the Oral Roberts baseball team a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning on a two-run home run, but DBU rallied and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 decision Friday night at Horner Ballpark.
  • #ORUBase Heads to DBU for Weekend Set
    March 05, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – After a five-game homestand, the Oral Roberts baseball team hits the road for a three-game weekend series at DBU opening Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
  • ORU Walk-Off Walks Trojans in 11 Innings
    March 03, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Hunter Swift drew a bases-loaded, walk-off walk sending the Oral Roberts baseball team to a 4-3 victory in 11 innings over Little Rock Tuesday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The senior also tallied the win on the mound throwing the final three scoreless innings from the bullpen.
  • Golden Eagles Close Homestand Tuesday Hosting Little Rock
    March 02, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team hosts Little Rock for a mid-week contest Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at J.L. Johnson Stadium in the final contest of a five-game homestand. Catch all the action live on the ORU Sports Network.
  • Golden Eagles See Early Lead Fall in Home Loss to UIW
    March 01, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team built a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but could not hold off Incarnate Word falling 6-5 Sunday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
  • #ORUBase Forces Extras Before Loss to UIW
    February 29, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Caleb Denny scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning as the Oral Roberts baseball team forced extra innings against Incarnate Word, but ultimately fell, 8-4, in 10 innings Saturday at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
  • Big Innings Clip Golden Eagles Friday
    February 28, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team dropped game one of a weekend series to Incarnate Word, 17-5, Friday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
  • #ORUBase and Incarnate Word Primed for Weekend Series
    February 27, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team opens a three-game series against the Cardinals of Incarnate Word Friday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. on the ORU Sports Network and will continue Saturday at 2 p.m. before the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Late Homer Drops #ORUBase Tuesday
    February 25, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team took an early lead on Missouri State, but a three-run home run in the ninth broke a 3-3 tie as the Bears claimed a 6-3 win Tuesday at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
  • Wiley Lands Summit League Player of the Week Accolades
    February 24, 2020
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts’ Jordan Wiley was named the #SummitBSB Player of the Week, while NDSU’s Max Loven collected Pitcher of the Week honors league officials announced Monday.
  • Golden Eagles, Bears Meet in Tuesday Test
    February 24, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Coming off a series win on the road at Baylor, the Oral Roberts baseball team plays its first mid-week contest of the season welcoming the Bears of Missouri State to J.L. Johnson Stadium Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.
  • #ORUBase Takes Series at Baylor Behind 4-2 Win Sunday
    February 23, 2020
    WACO, Texas – Behind James Notary's 7.1 innings on the mound, the Oral Roberts baseball team was able to strike down Baylor for a 4-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark to claim the weekend series on the road.
  • ORU Falls at Baylor, 7-4, in Game Two
    February 22, 2020
    WACO, Texas – Despite Jordan Wiley hitting two home runs in to the Brazos River, the Oral Roberts baseball team fell in game two, 7-4, to Baylor in Waco, Texas.
  • Golden Eagles Win Game One at Baylor, 7-3
    February 21, 2020
    WACO, Texas – Scoring four runs in the sixth inning sealed the deal as the Oral Roberts baseball team secured game one with a 7-3 win at Baylor Friday evening in Waco, Texas.
  • #ORUBase Takes Road Trip to Baylor for Three
    February 20, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Following its opening weekend at home, the Oral Roberts baseball team hits the road for a three-game series at Baylor. Game one is scheduled for Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with live coverage of each contest on Big 12 Now via ESPN+.
  • Swift Shuts Down Warriors to Even Weekend Series
    February 16, 2020
    TULSA, Okla. – Hunter Swift tossed eight innings allowing just one run as the Oral Roberts baseball team closed the weekend series with a 4-1 win against Merrimack Sunday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
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