ORU Baseball Player, Coach Featured On Preseason List

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 6:43 pm
By: News On 6

Pitcher Drew Bowen and first year head coach Ryan Folmar highlight the College Sports Madness Southland Preseason All-Conference teams. The Southland Conference will release their Preseason All-Southland teams next Wednesday.

Madness honored Bowen on Thursday as the conference's top pitcher, while Folmar was named the preseason coach of the year. Folmar took over the reins of the program in June, after serving as the Oral Roberts assistant the past nine seasons.

Joining the senior Bowen on the first team was fellow pitcher Alex Gonzalez and third baseman Jose Trevino. Bowen led the Golden Eagle pitching staff in 2012 with a 7-2 record, four complete games and added a save in his only relief appearance, while Gonzalez came in with a 6-3 record.

Trevino took the Summit League by storm during his freshman season, looking to make a statement during ORU's first season in the Southland as well. The Corpus Christi, Texas, native led the Golden Eagles with a .317 average and was tied for the team high with 13 homeruns.

Junior infielder Brandon Healy found his name on the Madness preseason list as well as he was named to the second team. Healy averaged .274 with 31 hits and drove in 13 Golden Eagle runners.

The Golden Eagles take the field at J.L. Johnson Stadium to open the season on Friday, Feb. 15, as they host the Billikens of Saint Louis for a three game set.

First team

Position Player School
P Caleb Smith Sam Houston State
P Drew Bowen Oral Roberts
P Alex Gonzalez Oral Roberts
IF Freddy Villalobos Stephen F. Austin
IF Kevin Miller Sam Houston State
IF Hunter Dozier Stephen F. Austin
IF Phillip Lyons Nicholls State
IF Jose Trevino Oral Roberts
OF Forrestt Allday Central Arkansas
OF Will Watson Northwestern State
OF Colt Atwood Sam Houston State
UTIL Anthony Azar Sam Houston State

Second Team
P Andro Cutura Southeastern Louisiana
P Blake Ware McNeese State
P Dylan Hills Southeastern Louisiana
IF Brandon Healy Oral Roberts
IF Darian Johnson Lamar
IF Max Lamantia Stephen F. Austin
IF Seth Dornak Lamar
IF Brad Picha Lamar
OF Jordan Lee Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
OF Harry Slade Southeastern Louisiana
OF Eathan Harris Central Arkansas
UTIL Jonathan Gonzales Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Field Player of the Year
Hunter Dozier, Stephen F. Austin

Pitcher of the Year
Drew Bowen, Oral Roberts

Freshman of the Year
Dominic Lopez, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Coach of the Year
Ryan Folmar, Oral Roberts