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.

  • Class 6A baseball regional tournament brackets

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 30 min ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the regional tournament brackets for Class 6A on Monday. The winner of each regional advances to next week’s state tournament. Here is a look at each regional, though times are subject to change:   At Westmoore Wednesday Game 1: Westmoore vs. U.S. Grant, 11 a.m. Game 2: Putnam City vs. Southmoore, 1:30 p.m. Game 3: Winner 1 vs. Winner 2, 4 p.m. Game 4: Loser 1 vs. Loser 2, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Game 5: Winner 4 vs. Loser 3, 4 p.m. Game 6: Winner 3 vs. Winner 5, 6:30 p.m. Friday Game 7 (If necessary), 5 p.m. At Edmond Memorial Wednesday Game 1: Edmond Memorial

  • Veteran Sean Burnett opts out of Dodgers contract

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Veteran left-handed reliever Sean Burnett opted out of his minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and immediately signed with the Atlanta Braves. Burnett, 33, made seven appearances for the Oklahoma City Dodgers and allowed three runs — two earned — and eight hits over 7 2/3 innings. Burnett is working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery. He is expected to report to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. L.A. promoted reliever Logan Bawcom from Double- A Tulsa to OKC in Burnett’s place.

  • Former Lawton Eisenhower star Adrian McDonald signs with Chargers

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Former Lawton Eisenhower star Adrian McDonald signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers following last week’s NFL Draft. McDonald tweeted following the draft a picture of the Chargers’ logo with the words “Thankful for a new opportunity!” The Chargers announced his signing along with 19 other players. Thankful for a new opportunity! pic.twitter.com/MQC6TdSJOn — Adrian McDonald (@aday_mac11) April 30, 2016 McDonald played quarterback for Lawton Eisenhower, but starred as a defensive back for Houston. He set a school career record with 17 interceptions. Last season, he started every game at safety and was second on the team with 92

  • Slowpitch softball state tournament brackets set

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets Friday the slowpitch softball state tournaments next week. Class 6A, Class 5A and Class 4A play Tuesday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. Class 3A, Class 2A and Class A follow at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium on Wednesday. Class 6A Tuesday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Quarterfinals Southmoore vs. Tahlequah, 11:30 a.m. (Field 3) Tecumseh vs. Tulsa Union, 11:30 a.m. (Field 4) Broken Arrow vs. Moore, 2:30 p.m. (Field 2) Broken Bow vs. Muskogee, 2:30 p.m. (Field 1) Semifinals Southmoore-Tahlequah winner vs. Tecumseh-Tulsa Union winner, 4 p.m. (Field 3) Broken Arrow-Moore winner vs. Broken

  • Dodgers' prospect Jose De Leon tweets OKC arrival

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Another top pitching prospect has arrived in Oklahoma City. Right-handed pitcher Jose De Leon tweeted he has arrived in Bricktown on Sunday with short video from his hotel room overlooking Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Hello, Oklahoma City! @okc_dodgers Let's do this! #OnAMission pic.twitter.com/i0gUPR8W0l — Jose De Leon (@JDL_87) May 2, 2016 The Oklahoma City Dodgers open a four-game series with New Orleans on Monday. De Leon, 23, is regarded as the second-best pitching prospect in Los Angeles’ organization, behind OKC starter Julio Urias. De Leon spent April on the disabled list with a minor ankle injury.

  • Your primer for this week's high school state championships

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    In all, 48 teams will be crowned state champions, along with dozens of individual titles.

  • High school soccer playoff brackets released

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the girls and boys soccer playoffs Friday. First-round games begin Tuesday for Class 6A and Class 5A. Class 4A’s play-in games began Thursday and continue later tonight. First-round games follow on Tuesday as well. All quarterfinals are scheduled for Friday, May 6. Here is a look at each matchup for the first round.

  • Deer Creek's Michael Fulmer to make MLB debut

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Former Deer Creek standout Michael Fulmer will make his major league debut Friday, according to the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Tigers are calling up the right-hander to start against the Twins in place of Shane Greene, who is heading to the disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger. Fulmer, considered the Tigers’ top prospect, was selected in the first round by the New York Mets in 2011 from Deer Creek. That year, he was The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year and a first-team All-State selection, The 23-year-old was the centerpiece of the Tigers’ trade with the Mets than sent New York outfielder Yoenis Cespedes last season.

  • Former Sooner Dillon Overton named PCL Pitcher of Week

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Former Oklahoma standout Dillon Overton was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year earlier this week. Overton, who is from Weatherford, threw a complete game last week for the Nashville Sounds, holding Colorado Springs to one run on five hits in seven innings of a doubleheader game. He struck out five. He is in his second full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013. He’s made four appearances — three starts — for Nashville this season and has a 3.05 ERA.

  • OKC Dodgers postpone Food Truck Triple Play

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    With severe weather in Friday’s forecast, the Oklahoma City Dodgers announced the postponement of the Food Truck Triple Play event at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The event will now be Saturday, May 28, from 6-11 p.m. The night features 30 food trucks and two live bands in the Joe Carter Lot adjacent to the ballpark. “Due to the weather forecast for Friday, we believe that rescheduling the Food Truck Triple Play is in the best interest of our guests and vendors," Dodgers president and general manager Michael Byrnes said in a release. "We are pleased to have found a date that works for all parties and creates another exciting event happening in Bricktown during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

  • McGuinness OL Owen Condon's recruitment taking off

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Michigan became the latest school to visit McGuinness sophomore offensive lineman Owen Condon as he continues his rapid rise on the recruiting circuit. Irish coach Justin Jones confirmed Michigan’s visit Wednesday to see the 6-foot-7, 315-pound tackle who recently picked up three scholarship offers from Ohio, SMU and Tulsa. “It’s hard to find a guy that is that big that moves as well as he does,” Jones said. “Not only does he move he’s a bender who has flexibility and he moves his feet really well, which makes him a perfect tackle at the next level. I think he’ll be recruited by a lot of guys across the nations just because of that.

  • High school baseball: Mount St. Mary's Noah Boeckman delivers special moment on Senior Night

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Boeckman was supposed to miss his senior season after suffering a broken collarbone in a preseason scrimmage. Instead, he worked his way back early and is providing a boost to the Rockets’ playoff aspirations that begin Thursday in the district tournament at Perry.

  • Zach Lee optioned to OKC Dodgers, Carl Crawford activated

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Oklahoma City Dodgers opening day starter Zach Lee is coming back to OKC after four days with Los Angeles. The Dodgers optioned Lee back to OKC and activated veteran outfielder Carl Crawford from the disabled list Tuesday, the team announced. Crawford was on the disabled list with lower back soreness. He played two games in OKC last week while on a rehab assignment. He went 3 for 8 with two doubles. Lee, 24, was recalled by L.A. on Saturday. He did not pitch during the callup. He’s 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA in three starts for OKC.

  • Community Christian's Haddon McIntosh breaks state career stolen base record

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Three leg surgeries never slowed down Haddon McIntosh. The Community Christian senior outfielder set the state record for stolen bases Friday and is now nearing the national record. McIntosh has 200 career stolen bases, which passes the record of 193 set by Vian’s Chad Lane from 1998-2001. The national record is held by Tim Dressler, a Waltonville, Ill., native who stole 210 bases from 1981-1984. “It’s just a big blessing getting to be able to play baseball and have so many opportunities,” McIntosh said. “God allowing my body to heal and come back and play baseball has been a fun and enjoyable thing to do.” The numbers are impressive considering he tore both ACLs playing

  • Yukon's Branden Brus signs to play soccer at ORU

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Yukon soccer player Branden Brus signed his National Letter of Intent with Oral Roberts on Tuesday. Brus, a defender and midfielder, has been instrumental in helping Yukon lock up a playoff spot next week. The Millers are third in District 6A-1 with a 5-2 district record. They are 7-5 overall. Brus is expected to primarily play defender at ORU, according to his father Brady Brus, the former owner of television network KSBI and a former meteorologist.

  • Weather causes postponements throughout high school athletics

    scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    The threat of severe weather Tuesday afternoon has impacted high school athletic schedules across the state. Oklahoma City Public Schools released students early, and postponed after-school contests. Several other school districts, like Edmond and Mustang, also called off evening activities. The Mid-Del school district canceled classes for the entire day, which led to postponements of any athletic activities in the evening as well. The only exceptions were the girls golf teams, which were playing in OSSAA regional tournaments starting Tuesday morning. Some of those tournaments were impacted by weather as well. A Class 2A regional in Sapulpa was postponed until Wednesday morning, and a 4A regional in Weatherford was

  • The Oklahoman's High School Athletes of the Week

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Baseball Tristan Farrell, Norman North The senior Southwestern Christian signee was huge for the Timberwolves as they won the Edmond Classic. A leadoff hitter, Farrell went 8 for 15 with three doubles, five RBIs and six runs in the tournament, including a 4 for 5 performance during the 26-12 tournament championship win over Southmoore. Farrell also had two saves in the tournament.   Boys soccer Josh Berney, McGuinness The junior midfielder delivered two key goals in a 3-1 win over district rival Northwest Classen. The victory clinched the Irish's district title, a welcome sight for the program in its return to Class 5A.

  • OKC Dodgers' pitcher Zach Lee promoted to Los Angeles

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Oklahoma City right-handed pitcher Zach Lee was promoted to Los Angeles on Saturday. Lee replaces Yimi Garcia, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps soreness. Lee was 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA in three starts for OKC. He made his MLB debut last season and allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings against the New York Mets. He was in the hunt for the team’s fifth spot in the rotation this spring, but lost out late to Ross Stripling. Surprisingly, Lee is expected to work out of the bullpen in L.A. “I think that he hasn’t done it, but that’s where we will be mindful of getting him warm a little early,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts told reporters.

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: Afterthought of race cleanup a vital part of success

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Thousands of runners will converge downtown Sunday for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and they assuredly leave behind some sort of trash or clothing.

  • OKC Dodgers journal: Julio Urias dominates Memphis

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    Julio Urias as he retired the first 11 Memphis batters Friday night during the Dodgers’ 7-1 victory in front of 10,167 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Jacob Unruh Today at 4:23 PM RT @KellyHinesTW: Former #TulsaFB RB Tavarreon Dickerson, who played in 11 games in 2014-15, charged today with child abuse murder; arrest…
Jacob Unruh Today at 3:11 PM RT @truebluela: Old friend alert. 17.31 ERA, 3.385 WHIP (!!) in 5 Triple-A starts. 31 runs, 36 hits in 13 innings https://t.co/yjMba7bG5z
Jacob Unruh Today at 1:34 PM Sean Burnett has opted out of his contract with the Dodgers. No longer with OKC. https://t.co/rhXDZmjxv4
Jacob Unruh Today at 12:38 PM Former Lawton Eisenhower star Adrian McDonald signs with Chargers https://t.co/eg1g8ZYhv6 #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Today at 12:32 PM Tulsa Memorial DE Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_t55) picked up a huge offer from Alabama over the weekend. #OKPreps https://t.co/pvdowlEjc3
Jacob Unruh Today at 12:31 PM Former Lawton Eisenhower standout Adrian McDonald (@aday_mac11) signed with @Chargers. #OKPreps https://t.co/6mnHChTASb
Jacob Unruh Today at 11:03 AM RT @OSSAAOnline: Class "B" Baseball State Quarterfinals on Thursday scheduled for Edmond Memorial have been moved to Edmond Santa Fe #okpre…
Jacob Unruh Today at 1:37 AM RT @theMMQB: Stars and Second Guesses: @SI_PeterKing goes inside the Dallas Cowboys draft room. https://t.co/9pHip9fjo4 https://t.co/tyl89u…
Jacob Unruh Today at 12:25 AM Holy ... Game of Thrones!!!!
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 01 2016 08:50:14 PM CST Dodgers prospect Jose De Leon (@JDL_87) tweets OKC arrival. https://t.co/1wts9ggWab
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 01 2016 07:15:47 PM CST Another big-time pitching prospect has landed in OKC. https://t.co/1f6ab7Rz0j
Jacob Unruh Sat, Apr. 30 2016 07:36:41 PM CST Your primer for this week's high school state championships https://t.co/ljgCyKUAvA #OKPreps
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 11:32:41 PM CST RT @MFulmer12: Wow! What a memory. I will never forget this moment! Thank you for all the support! And a great team win! Thank you @tigers
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 10:06:00 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: .@sterl_shep3 was so small as a HS freshman that his teammates called him "Mouse." Today, he became a Giant: https://t.c
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 10:00:48 PM CST RT @JeffPassan: It’s not a Mattingly/Marlins issue. It’s an MLB issue. Limiting pitches does not limit injuries. This is the result of the…
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 10:00:46 PM CST RT @JeffPassan: Pitch counts for HS kids are imperative. Growing arms vs. grown arms. Conley is 25. More than ready to build up big. https:
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 09:06:40 PM CST RT @okc_dodgers: Storm Chasers load the bases in the 6th, but Sean Burnett is able to escape the jam. Dodgers still in front, 2-1.
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 08:04:59 PM CST RT @curtgOK: OKC/Deer Creek Fulmer's first career strikeout Sent with @MLB At Bat @jacobunruh #okpreps https://t.co/OJBCWenqic
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 07:41:25 PM CST RT @azfreedman: And with that triple, Segedin is now on a career-best 13-game hitting streak. #Dodgers
Jacob Unruh Fri, Apr. 29 2016 07:40:59 PM CST RT @azfreedman: In his first AB tonight, Rob Segedin hit his league-leading fourth triple. He had 7 career triples entering this season.