Jacob Unruh
Sports Reporter

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the Tahlequah Daily Press and the Tulsa World. From there, Unruh spent three years at the Lawton Constitution covering prep sports and Oklahoma football before joining The Oklahoman sports staff.


  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Big expectations follow Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Seager’s hit at whatever level he’s played. Last year, he hit .349 with 20 home runs and 97 RBIs. He was off to an incredible start over three weeks in Double-A Tulsa with a .375 batting average, five home runs and 17 RBIs in 20 games. He’s already off to a fast start for Oklahoma City, too.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers' bullpen comes through yet again

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City improved to 19-6 with a 5-2 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs.

  • High school slowpitch softball: Okarche's defense leads way to state tournament

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Throughout the slowpitch state playoffs, Okarche’s defense has shown remarkable poise. The result has been the team allowing just 2.3 runs per game to clinch a berth in the Class 2A state tournament at The Ballfields at Firelake on Tuesday.

  • High school soccer: Q&A with Heritage Hall's Matthew McLaughlin

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Heritage Hall senior Matthew McLaughlin is trying to savor his final high school soccer games alongside his younger brother Garrett. Both are heading to SMU to play soccer. Both have been integral in helping Heritage Hall win two straight soccer championships, and they’ll have to be big as the playoffs open Tuesday against Lawton MacArthur.

  • High school soccer: Three things to watch across the Oklahoma City metro

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    The soccer playoffs open across Class 6A and Class 5A Tuesday night. Here are three things to watch across the Oklahoma City metro: Norman North remains the favorite in both boys and girls for Class 6A. The Timberwolves won both titles last spring. Both teams are 12-1 entering the playoffs. The girls team features its own Bedlam rivalry with star player Haley Woodard signed to Oklahoma State and Kristin Wilpitz signed to Oklahoma. The Class 5A boys opener between Capitol Hill and Northwest Classen will be the first postseason game played in newly renovated Taft Stadium. The Energy has been playing its games there, but now Oklahoma City Public Schools gets a chance to show off the new features. Deer Creek’s girls are

  • Report: Yasiel Puig nearing rehab assignment in Class A Rancho Cucamonga

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Don’t necessarily expect to see Los Angeles star Yasiel Puig begin a rehab assignment for his hamstring injury this week in Oklahoma City. TrueBlueLA.com reports that the Cuban outfielder is on track to begin a rehab assignment this week in Class A Rancho Cucamonga, which has a homestand that runs through Thursday like Oklahoma City […]

  • Dodgers acquire Broken Arrow native Andy Wilkins, designate OSU product Scott Baker

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    The Dodgers made moves Sunday involving two Oklahomans. They acquired former Broken Arrow standout Andy Wilkins from Toronto for cash considerations and designated former Oklahoma State standout Scott Baker for assignment. Wilkins led the International League last season with 30 home runs while with Charlotte, the Triple-A team for the Chicago White Sox. He was […]

  • High school baseball: Gymnastics background has helped Colin Simpson as a baseball player

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    At 5-foot-8 and almost 210 pounds, he doesn’t look like a typical Division I baseball player. But there’s a rare athleticism and energy from the Edmond Memorial catcher who has signed with Oklahoma State after years of gymnastics.

  • Edmond Santa Fe's Darran Williams offered by Missouri Southern

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Edmond Santa Fe running back Darran Williams announced on his Twitter page Saturday that he had received his first scholarship offer from Division II Missouri Southern. Williams is one of the top running backs in the state for the 2016 class. He’s coming off a junior season in which he rushed for 1,913 yards and […]

  • High school notebook: Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore resigns

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A source told The Oklahoman that Moore recently resigned, closing a highly successful run with the Antlers that dates back to the 2001 season.

  • Westmoore baseball coach Jarod Freeman steps down to become fireman

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Westmoore baseball coach Jarod Freeman is switching uniforms. Freeman announced his resignation Friday to join the Oklahoma City Fire Department following the completion of the season. “I’ve got to think about my team at home — my two kiddos,” Freeman said. “My heart’s at Westmoore and I wouldn’t put on any other uniform. I’m going […]

  • Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore resigns

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Longtime Deer Creek baseball coach Ron Moore’s tenure has come to an end. A source told The Oklahoman that Moore recently resigned, closing a highly successful run with the Antlers that dates back to the 2001 season. Attempts to reach Moore have been unsuccessful. Last week, Deer Creek officials would not confirm Moore’s resignation, but […]

  • Report: Dodgers to promote Corey Seager to Oklahoma City

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The Dodgers’ top prospect is joining Oklahoma City in Iowa on Friday. According to the Orange County Register, infielder Corey Seager has been promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple A. He played 19 games for the Drillers and hit .372 with four home runs in 19 games. He hit his fourth home run Thursday night. […]

  • High school notebook: Norman North's Ben Barrett sets state record in 1,600 meters

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Barrett ran the 1,600 meters in 4:09.97 Thursday afternoon in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet at Deer Creek, breaking the state record, which had been set earlier this year by Deer Creek’s Bryce Balenseifen.

  • Former Muskogee standout Tramal Ivy picking up offers

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Former Muskogee defensive end Tramal Ivy added two scholarship offers Thursday after his first season at Butler Community College. Ivy was offered by Minnesota and Arkansas State, he said on his Twitter account. As a senior in 2013, Ivy was a dominant player for the Roughers. He was on The Oklahoman’s All-State team and Super […]

  • OSSAA sets soccer playoff brackets

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets Wednesday for the soccer playoffs that begin next week across the state. The first round is Tuesday followed by the second round next Friday. The semifinals are then Tuesday, May 12 and the championship is that following weekend. Class 4A plays a play-in round on Friday. […]

  • High schools: Edmond Santa Fe's Dante Brigida is The Oklahoman's Soccer Player of the Week

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    He has 14 goals and two assists this season. He scored a goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Norman to clinch a district title.

  • High School Athletes of the Week

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Baseball Kyle Tyler, Westmoore Tyler, an Oklahoma signee, was masterful on the mound in two starts over the past week, striking out a total of 28 batters. He allowed just one run as Westmoore ran its winning streak to eight games. Girls soccer Haley Woodard, Norman North The Oklahoma State signee delivered two second-half goals Tuesday against Mustang to help Norman North clinch the district title and a fifth straight win. Boys golf Lance Gregory and Bryce Fanning, Southmoore The pair of SaberCats tied for first at the Ardmore Invitational, each shooting 73 to lead Southmoore to the team victory.

  • Oklahoma Officials Association Hall of Fame class announced

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma Officials Association announced its hall of fame class Wednesday that will be inducted Saturday, July 25 at Westmoore High School. Four officials will be honored that day: Marvin Barbee of Roff, Gary Easley of Claremore, Fred Burris of Lawton and Dale “Bud” Campbell of Sallisaw. Easley and Burris both worked as basketball and […]

  • OKC Dodgers: Austin Barnes succeeds wherever he's played on the field

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    He could be at second base. He could be at third base. But it’s likely he’ll be at catcher, the position he’s converted to full-time




Jacob Unruh Today at 2:00 PM RT @OKCPS_Athletics: Northwest Classen vs Capitol Hill boys soccer tonight in the first round of playoffs at OCU @ 7:00. Be there!
Jacob Unruh Today at 1:59 PM RT @CBlakeColston: FINAL: Binger-Oney 17, Okarche 1. Bobcats had a day at the plate, even by slow pitch standards. Lady Warriors finish 23-…
Jacob Unruh Today at 1:26 PM ICYMI: There are some lofty expectations around Corey Seager, the Dodgers' top prospect just promoted to OKC LINK
Jacob Unruh Today at 10:23 AM Del City QB apparently caught eye of Texas Tech. #OKPreps https://t.co/DSQHJ3UdF5
Jacob Unruh Today at 10:20 AM @MBradMusic thanks! Great meeting you as well. I appreciate you talking with me.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 11:29:55 PM CST Big expectations surround Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 10:59:24 PM CST I also have a story on Dodgers prospect Corey Seager coming as soon as it's posted on @NewsOK and @NewsOKSports
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 10:58:55 PM CST My OKC Dodgers notebook: Bullpen delivers again, New Orleans pitcher sets HBP records, David Aardsma opt-out update LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 09:21:07 PM CST OKC's Josh Ravin strikes out Scott Sizemore on 99 mph fastball to end game. Dodgers beat New Orleans 5-2.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 09:02:15 PM CST OKC's Josh Ravin is in the game. Nearly hit 100 on a pitch. 99.7 to be exact.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:43:42 PM CST Juan Gonzalez singles for OKC. Almost Juan-Gone.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:41:47 PM CST Now New Orleans' Pat Misch throws behind Scott Schebler. He's hit five guys and that may be the worst pitch of the night.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:29:30 PM CST Exactly. Yet @RandyRenner just announced him like he's almost hit 500 career homers. https://t.co/LEKpCDg6A3
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:28:04 PM CST "Fake" Juan Gonzalez is the new pitcher for Oklahoma City. This is the last time I'll refer to him as that. Maybe ...
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:27:19 PM CST Corey Seager is human, everybody. Grounds out to the pitcher to end fifth.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:23:24 PM CST "Fake" Juan is warming up again for OKC.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:23:03 PM CST OKC's Austin Barnes just launched a home run over OKC's bullpen to lead off fifth. Second of year for catcher.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:10:34 PM CST New Orleans' Pat Misch sets PCL record for hit batsmen in a game by hitting Kyle Jensen. Fifth of the game. I just witnessed history!
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:07:46 PM CST Corey Seager singles to right in his second at-bat on first pitch. He's all right.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 04 2015 08:03:00 PM CST New Orleans gets on the board with an RBI double by Brady Shoemaker in the fourth. Dodgers lead 4-1.

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