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ST. LOUIS – Missouri Baptist had more than a nice showing in the 2015 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Marcus Crescentini, Jeff Smith and Orlando Olivera all found a new home in professional baseball as the third and final day wrapped-up.
ST. LOUIS – [NAIA RELEASE] For the second time in as many years, the NAIA announced that Orlando Olivera was named a First-Team All-American after a stellar senior season.
ST. LOUIS – [FINAL SEASON STATISTICS] A season of incredible highs and unexpected lows ended on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2:01 a.m. with an extra-inning defeat at the hands of the NAIA No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City University. While the last loss of the season is always a heartbreaker, the season as a whole proved that Spartan Baseball was a force to be reckoned with on the national scale.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – [BOX SCORE] Missouri Baptist Baseball put together one of the biggest roller coaster rides of the season in a game that began on Thursday evening and ended on Friday morning. Orlando Olivera hit two, game-tying home runs, one on Thursday, one on Friday, but it was not enough. Oklahoma City plated the game-winner in the top of the 10th to send the Spartans home in an 8-7 extra-inning loss.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – [BOX SCORE] After a 24 hour delay in play at the 2015 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, Missouri Baptist ran into a tough Concordia (Calif.) team. The Eagles scored four runs on nine hits as they defeated the Spartans 4-1 on Thursday afternoon.