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Ryan Folmar wins 150th game as ORU Baseball skipper

     ORU baseball Head Coach Ryan Folmar became the sixth coach in school history to reach the 150-win mark after his team defeated Summit League opponent South Dakota State 6-2 back on March 26.

     Folmar took over as Golden Eagles skipper back in 2013 after serving on the ORU coaching staff for nine seasons prior.

     The program has been moving in the right direction since Folmar took the reins. Since missing the postseason his first two years as head coach, the Golden Eagles have won two straight Summit League titles, reached two consecutive NCAA postseason, and the team is trending in that direction again this season.

     “It means we’ve had a lot of good players,” said Folmar with a chuckle, reflecting on what 150 wins means to him. “It all starts with your players. We also have outstanding assistant coaches on staff. I’m just the guy that writes the lineup, but it means you have great players who go out there and play hard for you every day.”

     Redshirt junior outfielder Noah Cummings has not only seen growth in the program in the last four seasons since joining the ORU baseball team, but has also seen that same growth in his head coach.

     “First and foremost, I have a ton of respect for Coach Folmar. He’s like all of us, every year he’s gotten better as a coach. He’s a great leader and he shows us older guys how to lead,” said Cummings. “He’s consistent every day and brings his best and that teaches us to do the same.”

     ORU is now 153-104 during Folmar’s tenure at ORU and is 27 wins away from passing Herb Dallis for fifth-place on the school wins list.