ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Oakland baseball team reported for the first official practice of the 2018 season on Friday afternoon. Last season, the Golden Grizzlies went 2-2 in the Horizon League tournament marking the second time in the Division I era that Oakland won multiple conference tournament games since 2000 as members of the Summit League.
All-League second team selection Emerson Misch and All-Freshman Team selection Tyler Trovinger return to the team along with All-Tournament Team member Matt DiLeo. Misch (.319) and DiLeo (.264) ranked third and fourth on the team in hitting respectively.
On the mound, staff ace Jake Lee returns after finishing his junior season striking out 86 batters which led the Horizon League and was the second-most in a single season in Oakland history. All-Academic team selection Nate Schweers also returns after ranking second on the team in saves (3).