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Monday, February 11, 2019

Conference Preview: Summit League

Greg Gerard        
Photo: Josh McMinn (ORU Athletics)

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2018 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Oral Roberts* 38 20 24 6
2 South Dakota State 18 32 14 13
3 North Dakota State 26 24 15 13
4 Western Illinois 17 31 14 12
5 Nebraska-Omaha 15 35 10 17
6 Purdue Fort Wayne 11 37 7 23

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Riley Keizor R-Jr.  Oral Roberts .293-6-41; physical, power approach w/ juice
1B Spencer Henson Jr. Oral Roberts .364-10-58; high avg. hitter w/ big-time pop
MIF Gus Steiger So. South Dakota State .311-2-27; athletic def, + runner, gap-to-gap hitter
MIF Hunter Wilson* Sr. Oral Roberts .310-0-6; elite D, impact transfer from Arkansas
3B Deion Thompson Sr. Western Illinois .271-6-30; sure glove, leadoff bat, athleticism
OF Jayse McLean Sr. North Dakota State .250-7-31; physical frame, can run, LHH w/ pop
OF Carter Thompson Jr. North Dakota State .340-3-25; gap-to-gap hitter w/ pot. pop
OF Steve McShane Sr.  Western Illinois .317-0-14; 9 SBs, 2-sport athlete, 6.3 runner
DH Travis Upp Jr. Purdue Fort Wayne .305-2-21; above avg. plate discipline and app.
UT Alex Dorethy So.  Western Illinois .299-4-27, 10 relief app; legitimate 2-way talent 
SP Joshua McMinn Sr.  Oral Roberts 3.86, 77 IP, 68:37; 3-year starter, up to 91 w/ cut
SP Javin Drake Jr.  Western Illinois 3.96, 50 IP, 53:25; good command w/ + SL
SP Joey Machado So.  Nebraska-Omaha 4.35, 82.2 IP, 50:38; 4-pitch mix up to 90
SP Brady Stover Jr.  South Dakota State 4.57, 43.1 IP, 63:29; tall LHP, 3-pitch mix up to 94
RP Colton Larkins Sr.  Oral Roberts 3.89, 34.2 IP, 36:10; proven reliever for ORU

Player of the Year: Spencer Henson, 1b, Oral Roberts
Pitcher of the Year: Joshua McMinn, rhp, Oral Roberts
Freshman of the Year: Drew Lowe, of, Oral Roberts

*Stats from Arkansas in 2017 

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