Oakland Baseball Review
Tim Ryan set multiple school records inlcuding career stolen bases (83).

Aug. 1, 2012

By winning 21 of the final 29 regular season games, the OU baseball team paced itself to a record-setting season in 2012. Summit League Coach of the Year John Muscachio led his team to a school-best 15-6 Summit League record and a second place finish in league play and took the team to The Summit League Championship for the second time in the past three years. The success of this season will continue to pay dividends for OU, as the Golden Grizzlies earned the right to host the 2013 Summit League Baseball Championship.

2012 Season Highlights

Tim Ryan became the school leader in career stolen bases (83), games played (207) and at-bats (766)

Ryan also set the school record for runs in a season (56) and at-bats in a season (212)

Hayden Fox was taken by the Miami Marlins in the MLB Draft, becoming the sixth player out of Oakland to be drafted

John Musachio earned his 100th win as head coach at Oakland

Musachio also became the first coach in OU history to earn Summit League Coach of the Year honors, as voted on by the league coaches and staff

With a 15-6 record in league play Oakland set a school record for league winning-percentage in the Division I era (.714)

OU won 21 of the final 29 regular season games

The Golden Grizzlies tied school-best finishes of second place in the regular season and third in the Summit League Championship

Russell Luxton set the school single-season record with 10 saves, leading all pitchers in The Summit League

The Black and Gold went 16-2 at home this season

The Golden Grizzlies surpassed the 750 win mark in program history

Oakland won 11 consecutive home games and also had a streak of nine consecutive league victories

The Golden Grizzlies did not lose any Summit League series during the year for the first time in school history

Jeff Gorecki threw 86.2 innings for the season, the second most in a single-season for any pitcher at Oakland

Gorecki led all Summit League pitchers with a 1.21 ERA in league games and had a stretch of 24 consecutive innings pitched without allowing an earned run

Tim Ryan became the only player in school history with over 200 hits, 80 stolen bases and 150 runs scored in a career

The Golden Grizzlies earned the right to host the 2013 Summit League Baseball Championship

▪ The Golden Grizzlies shutout Oral Roberts and split the regular season series against the Golden Eagles to snap ORU’s nation-leading streak of 48 consecutive home league-series victories


ALL-SUMMIT LEAGUE:  Tim Ryan (1st team), Jeff Gorecki (2nd team), Jake Morton (2nd Team)

ACADEMIC ALL-SUMMIT LEAGUE:  Brady Adamek, Dan Augustine, Robby Enslen, John Estes *, Jeff Gorecki*, Jason Hager *, Nolan Jacoby, Bryan Jagielo *, Kevin Korkate, Russel Luxton, Spencer Marentette *, Connor Mielock *, Jake Paulson, Tim Ryan, Lucas Scocchia*, Greg Welke, Alex Wierenga

* - Indicates Distinguished Scholar with a 3.6 or higher term GPA

SUMMIT LEAGUE COMMISSSIONER’S LIST:  Brady Adamek, Dan Augustine, Mike Carson, John Estes, Jeff Gorecki, Jason Hager, Nolan Jacoby, Kevin Korkate, Nate Lewis, Connor Mielock, Jake Paulson, Tim Ryan, Craig Sacha, Greg Welke, Alex Wierenga

SUMMIT LEAGUE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Player: Aaron Cieslak (4/9), Tim Ryan (4/23), Robby Enslen (5/7), Kyle Bobolts (5/21); Pitcher: Jeff Gorecki (4/9)



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