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.


  • High school notebook: Little All-City basketball games set for Wednesday

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the boys to follow. Free throw and 3-point contests will be held at halftime of each game.

  • OCABCA All-Star Game rosters set for Thursday's game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The annual Oklahoma City Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Dolese Park. The game features senior players from across the metro area split up into two teams — North and South. Both teams will also play a game against the Tulsa All-Stars at noon Saturday, May 30 at […]

  • Cuban infielder Hector Olivera headed to OKC Dodgers at some point

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    At some point in the near future, the Oklahoma City Dodgers will be getting a highly-regarded Cuban prospect. Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman told Los Angeles reporters in a conference call Tuesday night that newly-signed infielder Hector Olivera will join OKC following stints in extended spring training and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Olivera, who […]

  • Annual Oklahoma Indian All-State Basketball Games set

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The rosters were recently announced for the 20th annual Oklahoma Indian All-State Basketball Games, which will be played Saturday, June 20 at 6 p.m. in Bartlesville at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The game divides players north of I-40 and south of I-40 into teams. Here are the rosters: Girls First Team Karah Bassett, Grove; Lauren Billie, […]

  • OSSAA postpones Class 4A baseball state championship game again

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    At some point the weather has to let up, at least that’s what the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association is hoping and that appears likely to be Thursday. The OSSAA postponed Tuesday’s Class 4A baseball state championship game in Mustang until Thursday due to the field being unplayable from the heavy amount of rainfall. The […]

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers struggle in 3-2 loss to Iowa at The Brick

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Dodgers struggle in 3-2 loss to Iowa Oklahoma City Dodgers manager Damon Berryhil’s voice trailed off as he answered the question about Zach Lee’s performance following Monday’s 3-2 loss to the Iowa Cubs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. “Zach didn’t have his sharp command tonight and he scattered I think seven hits, eight hits … Zach scattered 11 hits?” Berryhill answered bewildered while looking at a box score. Berryhill then praised Lee — who did allow 11 hits and three runs over 62/3 innings to fall to 4-3 on the year — for keeping the Dodgers in the ballgame on a night where not everything went quite his way to end the team’s four-game win streak.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: At age 33, Brian Burgamy earns first promotion to Triple-A baseball

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    The promotion came after 1,416 professional games. Now, staying with the Oklahoma City Dodgers just an hour from his hometown Lawton will be the challenge for a 33-year-old playing a game that often leaves aging players behind.

  • OKC Dodgers: Andy Wilkins has big game in Dodgers' win over Iowa

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    The Dodgers and Cubs continue the four-game series Monday at 7:05 p.m.

  • OKC Dodgers: Cubs excitement hits Bricktown

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    A group of more than 100 Cubs fans joined to watch OKC game Iowa with Chicago cub icon Ferguson Jenkins

  • Class 5A state baseball tournament: Shawnee coasts past Carl Albert for state title

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The young, talented Wolves delivered a resounding message that they’ll be here to stay in the immediate future with a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Titans at Mustang High School.

  • OSSAA postpones Class 4A baseball state championship game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association postponed the Class 4A baseball state championship game scheduled for Saturday night due to the inclement weather forecast. The game between rivals Tuttle – the defending champion – and Blanchard is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mustang High School. Fans were already in attendance for the game Saturday […]

  • Class 3A state baseball tournament: Heritage Hall tops Adair, adds to school's collection of state championship trophies

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Roman Phansalkar tossed seven innings and held No. 11 Adair to just three hits in No. 4 Heritage Hall’s 4-2 win at Edmond Memorial for its second state baseball championship and first since 1999.

  • Class 6A state baseball tournament: Westmoore beats Yukon to advance to state title game

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The Jags will play Owasso at 1 p.m. Saturday. Westmoore is seeking its first baseball championship since 1994.

  • Class 5A baseball: Corey Zangari's home run barrage rallies Carl Albert back to title game

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Corey Zangari hit two go-ahead home runs — including a grand slam in the seventh inning — and delivered two impressive bat-flip celebrations in Carl Albert’s 14-9 win over Collinsville.

  • Updated high school state tournament schedules

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association made some changes to the state championship schedule for this weekend due to the storms early Friday across the Oklahoma City metro. The state track meet is running on schedule along with the Class 6A, Class 5A and Class 4A state baseball semifinals. Here is a breakdown of the […]

  • Class 6A state baseball tournament: Westmoore trims Ponca City on Hunter Southerland's homer

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Southerland, who will play next year at Oklahoma, has been the steadying force for Westmoore since his freshman year. So, it was fitting he was at the plate in the decisive situation after the depleted pitching staff squandered a two-run lead.

  • [UPDATED] OSSAA finds fix for slowpitch softball state tournament schedule

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association postponed the slowpitch softball state tournaments for a third time Thursday due to wet field conditions, but may have found a solution moving forward.

  • High school baseball: Players to watch at the state tournament

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    The state baseball tournaments for Class 6A-2A open Thursday. Here are a few players from each class to keep an eye on throughout the tournaments.

  • High school baseball: Noble Bears dealing with freak injury issues again

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Senior right-hander Brady Bradshaw still can’t explain why the freak injuries happen to the Class 5A school. He just knows he needs to get over his entering the state baseball tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday against Collinsville at Yukon High School.

  • Class 3A state baseball tournament bracket released

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Note: All game have been moved to Edmond Memorial due to a scoreboard malfunction at Edmond Santa Fe. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets Wednesday for the Class 3A state baseball tournament this weekend. Quarterfinals begin Thursday and the championship game is at 4 p.m. Saturday. All games are scheduled to be […]




Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 25 2015 11:38:19 PM CST RT @MiLB: MUST-SEE LINK: That's later followed by Corey Seager's second long ball for @okcdodgers. LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 25 2015 11:38:15 PM CST RT @MiLB: MUST-SEE LINK: Top #Dodgers prospect Corey Seager smacks his first Triple-A homer for @okcdodgers. LINK
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 25 2015 09:42:08 PM CST RT @azfreedman: Probably will be overshadowed by Seager, but a tremendous debut by Deck McGuire tonight: 6.2 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 25 2015 09:41:41 PM CST @BradySanJacinto yep! Only down $60. Made it back to OKC this evening.
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 25 2015 09:28:37 PM CST RT @J_Rolle10: Officially committed to Kansas state university!! #GoWildcats
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 25 2015 09:28:20 PM CST Looks like Corey Seager is catching fire. https://t.co/rM6kXbL0Qp
Jacob Unruh Mon, May. 25 2015 08:58:42 AM CST This is good stuff. https://t.co/k1d1ur8lJL
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 24 2015 04:08:34 PM CST @jjhelsley ha! Ashley disagrees
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 24 2015 04:08:26 PM CST @michaelswisher so far so good.
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 24 2015 03:33:37 PM CST My first IKEA trip. I have no idea what ashleyrkeeling is getting me in to. https://t.co/Wx5aBMg8Xo
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 24 2015 11:59:55 AM CST boulevardbeer was everything I dreamed of! https://t.co/cS70l2VSVm
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 24 2015 09:29:05 AM CST We made it to boulevardbeer! https://t.co/A36RP3ws3I
Jacob Unruh Sun, May. 24 2015 08:45:54 AM CST This is incredible. Take a few minutes and read this. https://t.co/8MR0hxIbYR
Jacob Unruh Sat, May. 23 2015 08:55:12 PM CST @BenJohnsonTUL no, just breweries and food tomorrow.
Jacob Unruh Sat, May. 23 2015 08:44:05 PM CST @BenJohnsonTUL yeah, we just bailed.
Jacob Unruh Sat, May. 23 2015 08:37:49 PM CST Of course the rain follows me and ruins the game. It's just like state tournaments.
Jacob Unruh Sat, May. 23 2015 04:17:48 PM CST I'm a little divided for this game. I enjoy both teams and Ashley is a Cardinals fan. https://t.co/7ZN3U93rWz
Jacob Unruh Sat, May. 23 2015 03:45:09 PM CST Hello, I-70 Series. https://t.co/tRigEoNKB6
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 22 2015 03:39:02 PM CST First stop in Kansas City is @martincitybrew. Totally worth every penny. Great beer and pizza.
Jacob Unruh Thu, May. 21 2015 06:44:03 PM CST My sister graduates high school tonight at Caney Valley. She's also valedictorian and way smarter… https://t.co/vjWkrAAkvt

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