Relief pitcher Jordan Romano topped the list for ORU winning the Southland Conference Relief Pitcher of the Year award.
Romano shined in his first season with the Golden Eagles and proved himself to be one of the best closers in the country. Romano saved a conference leading 15 games and had a sparkling 2.66 ERA.
Both right fielder Tyler Boss and starting pitcher Pepe Gomez were named first team All-Conference selections.
Boss’ 2014 season started very slowly. He wasn’t hitting the ball, and was striking out far too much, but he made adjustments and his season took off. He finished the season hitting .347, seventh highest in the conference. He also added 3 home runs and 34 RBI’s.
Gomez was arguably the best starter for the Golden Eagles this season. Starting the season as the mid-week starter, Gomez pitched well and earned his way into the weekend rotation for the Golden Eagles. Gomez went 8-3 with an excellent 3.08 ERA.
His 8 victories tied him for third in the Southland Conference in wins, two of which came against No. 28 Oklahoma.
Shortstop Jose Trevino and second baseman Matt Brandy we’re named second team All-Conference selections.
Trevino became the everyday shortstop after Joey Migliaccio injured his hamstring. Trevino never missed a beat making a smooth transition from third base.
Defensively, he was solid making only one error playing shortstop this season. Offensively, he was a force at the plate and hit .307 with a Southland Conference leading 10 home runs. He also knocked a team high 43 runs, fifth highest in the conference.
Brandy came into his own in his second season with the Golden Eagles. After missing time last season with a foot injury, Brandy was showed himself to be durable and played in all 56 games for the Golden Eagles. He was very consistent at the plate and proved that he was a run producer. He hit .277 with 3 home runs and 36 RBI’s. His 36 RBI’s were second on the team.
Starting pitcher Guillermo Trujillo received an honorable mention from the conference.
The numbers didn’t tell the whole story for Trujillo, who had a very solid year for the Golden Eagles. Trujillo had 7 no-decisions and went 3-4 on the season with a very respectable 3.11 ERA.