ALUMNI MAKE MLB SPRING TRAINING BIDS
12 former ORU baseball players are currently participating in MLB spring training. The players include Xavier Altamirano (A’s), Austin “Audie” Afenir (Yankees), Dallas Beeler (Cubs), Doug Ber- nier (Rangers), Gavin Glanz (Rockies), Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez (Rangers), Jeremy Hefner (Cardinals), Jacob McDavid (Angels), Jordan Romano (Blue Jays), Jose Trevino (Rangers), Tyler Saladino (White Sox), and Anthony Sequeira (Phillies).
Beeler, Gonzalez, and Saladino are all competing for a spot on major league rosters this spring. Gonzalez and Saladino both made their big league debuts last season. Gonzalez made 10 starts for the Rangers last season going 4-6 with a 3.90 ERA and also made one postseason appearance. Saladino played in 65 games for the White Sox last season hitting .225 with four home runs, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases.
Four Golden Eagles were honored with Summit League season awards.
Sophomore Kaylan Mayberry earned All-Summit League second team honors. Mayberry led the women’s basketball team in scoring this season averaging 11.0 points a game.
Sophomore forward Faith Ihim was selected as the Summit League Sixth Woman of the Year. Ihim was second in scoring and led the team in rebounding with seven a game.
Freshman Maria Martianez rounded out the women’s basketball team awards by winning Summit League Newcomer of the Year. The Barcelona, Spain native averaged 7.3 points a game and 6.0 rebounds.
Senior guard Obi Emegano was named to the All-Summit League first team on the men’s side. Emegano led the Summit League in scoring this season averaging 23.1 points and 5.1 rebounds a game.
MEN’S TENNIS WINNING BIG
The men’s tennis team easily handled Western Illinois as they defeated the Leathernecks 7-0 Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles won all six singles matches and all three doubles matches. Freshman Barnabas Koncz won his seventh match of the season and improved his record to 2-1 at the No. 1 position. Freshman Kenneth Boykin and Sophomore Jan Pehnec remained undefeated as they moved to 2-0 at the No. 1 doubles position.