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.

  • Chicago White Sox draft Carl Albert's Corey Zangari

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Carl Albert catcher Corey Zangari was always on the Chicago White Sox’s radar. He had worked out in Florida with them and they had been to multiple games to scout him. The Oklahoma State signee was selected by the organization Tuesday in the sixth round and No. 172 overall of the MLB Draft as a […]

  • High schools: OSSAA looking to add transgender policy

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association is scheduled to discuss new policies regarding transgender athletes and their eligibility in Tuesday’s monthly board of directors meeting. The OSSAA has been discussing transgender athletes and their eligibility for months and is looking to be proactive should the issue arise in the future among member schools. The discussion comes one week after a Vanity Fair article spotlighted the recent transition of former Olympic gold medal decathlete Bruce Jenner to the transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner. “It’s just a proactive policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said.

  • All-City slowpitch softball capsules

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    KAILEE ORR, WASHINGTON Position: Pitcher Class: Senior The story: One of the catalysts for a second straight title, Orr hit 15 home runs, 17 doubles and drove in 71 runs while hitting .536. MADISON BLAKLEY, DAVENPORT Position: Catcher Class: Junior The story: In just her third season to ever play softball, Blakley turned into a powerful hitter for the Class 2A champions with 11 homers, 55 RBIs and a .558 batting average. BRY FLANAGAN, BETHEL Position: Infield Class: Senior The story: The Creighton signee carried over her stellar fastpich season with a .682 batting average, seven homers, 16 doubles, five triples, 48 RBIs and 53 runs scored as Bethel returned to the

  • All-City Slowpitch Softball: Washington's Dagan Lampkin regarded as one of state's best to earn Player of Year honor

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Lampkin produced one of the best slowpitch softball seasons around while leading the highly talented Warriors to a second straight state championship to earn The Oklahoman’s All-City Player of the Year honors.

  • All-City slowpitch softball roster

    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    FIRST TEAM P: Kailee Orr, Sr., Washington C: Madison Blakley, Jr., Davenport IF: Bry Flanagan, Sr., Bethel IF: Neleigh Herring, So., Chandler IF: Dagan Lampkin, Sr., Washington IF: Sydnee Ramsey, So., Westmoore OF: Shelby Baker, Sr., Westmoore OF: Kari Briggs, Fr., Southmoore OF: Rylee Steward, Sr., Bethel OF: Lindsey Stoeckel, So., Southmoore Player of the Year: Dagan Lampkin, Washington Coach of the Year: Jace Brewer, Washington SECOND TEAM P: Annie Waters, Jr., Davenport C: Emily Richardson, Jr., Southmoore IF: Caleigh Clifton, Sr., Wayne IF: Demi Dobbs, Sr., Moore IF: Aspen Grimes, Sr., Tecumseh IF: Dani Manning, So.,

  • Midwest City to hire Edmond Santa Fe assistant Katie Tompson

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Edmond Santa Fe assistant coach Katie Tompson is moving away from her father and mentor. She was named the new Midwest City girls basketball coach, her father and Edmond Santa Fe coach Paul Bass told The Oklahoman. Tompson said the hire is still pending board approval, which is expected next week. But she is overall […]

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers' offense shows positive signs in loss

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The Dodgers strung together 10 hits and had the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the ninth before ultimately falling 5-4 in front of 5,406 fans Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Former Edmond Santa Fe standout Clayton Blackburn moves on after brother's death

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    With his oldest brother Hank’s initials on his hat, the big 6-foot-3, 230-pound right-hander who starred at Edmond Santa Fe then goes to work on the mound for Triple-A Sacramento, pushing Hank’s sudden death in March to the back of his mind as he continues his rapid rise through the Giants’ minor league system.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers' offense gets going too late in loss to Sacramento

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City (34-18) went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position and is now 3 for 17 in the first two games of the series.

  • High school notebook: Arizona offers Norman North point guard Trae Young

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The Norman North junior-to-be was offered a scholarship by Arizona on Tuesday, fresh off a visit to UCLA. He has a trip to Duke coming up later this month, and plenty more on his busy schedule.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Q&A with former OU reliever Steven Okert

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    He was picked in the fourth round of the 2012 draft by the San Francisco Giants and earned his first invite to Major League spring training this season.

  • Dodgers pitcher Zach Lee scratched from Wednesday's start

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City Dodgers right-hander Zach Lee was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday due to what is being classified as a minor injury by the team as he undergoes tests in Arizona. But there is a level of concern for the first-round pick since he was pulled from last Friday’s start following three shutout innings […]

  • Westmoore's Molly Likes wins JVA Athleader Award

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Westmoore junior volleyball player Molly Likes was recently named one of 18 winners across the country for the Junior Volleyball Association Athleader Awards. Likes is an outside hitter for the Jaguars. The award recognizes the top JVA players in the nation for outstanding achievement outside of the volleyball court displayed through leadership, responsibility and success […]

  • All-State soccer rosters set for next week's games

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The All-State rosters for the annual soccer games have been set for games scheduled for June 11-13 at Noble High School. Games will be broken up by classification with Class 4A being played Thursday, June 11. Class 5A will be June 12 and Class 6A will be June 13. The girls game will open each […]

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers' offensive woes continue

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    For the fifth straight game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the offense failed to do much. This time, it led to a 3-2 loss to Sacramento — a team that struggled itself through the month of May.

  • Broken Arrow native Andy Wilkins settling in with Oklahoma City Dodgers

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Wilkins got off to a slow start with the Dodgers but has since found his rhythm to become one of the team’s most dangerous hitters

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers' pitching stumbles in Fresno's 14-1 rout

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Fresno pounded 18 hits, and Alex Presley went 6 for 7 with five RBIs in the Grizzlie’s 14-1 rout of the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark that featured two Dodgers position players taking the mound.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: David Aardsma says he's ready for a return to the majors

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    He’s either a few days away from Los Angeles or free agency depending on the outcome of his opt-out clause that leaves the Dodgers a 72-hour window to promote him. Either way, he feels he’s primed for a comeback.

  • Dodgers' David Aardsma weighing options for Monday's opt-out clause

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers may lose their closer Monday. Veteran David Aardsma has an opt-out clause in his contract for June 1, which he is likely to exercise in hope of finding his way back to the majors. “I don’t know exactly where it’s all at right now,” Aardsma said. “I’m focusing on my pitching. […]

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers' bats go silent in 2-1 loss to Fresno

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City drops just its second game in the last nine

Jacob Unruh Today at 12:19 AM OKC Dodgers notebook: Omaha’s Lamb stifles Dodgers in front of home crowd LINK
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 10:06:41 PM CST Darnell Sweeney grounds out. Dodgers fall to Omaha 7-4. Here come the fireworks.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 10:04:55 PM CST Darnell Sweeney represents the tying run.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 10:03:33 PM CST Buck Britton draws a two-out walk. Luis Coleman is being pulled. Scott Alexander coming into game for Omaha to face Darnell Sweeney.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:59:52 PM CST Kyle Jensen strikes out looking. Two outs. Buck Britton coming to the plate with OKC down 7-4.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:58:52 PM CST @stephkuzy What are you doing in Bricktown?
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:57:49 PM CST O'Koyea Dickson with a one-out double. Kyle Jensen coming up.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:53:52 PM CST OKC's Austin Barnes crushes a solo homer to open the ninth. Omaha lead now 7-4.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:48:19 PM CST Jose Martinez with an RBI triple for Omaha in the ninth. Now 7-3 lead over OKC.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:40:50 PM CST Tonight's attendance in Bricktown: 11,920. That's a season high.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:29:38 PM CST Darwin Barney won a gold glove for a reason. Starts a nifty double play grabbing a grounder to his left.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:23:35 PM CST Matt Murray is being pulled from the game with a trainer. Slight limp.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:23:15 PM CST Kyle Jensen with a hard-hit single off Omaha pitcher Matt Murray's ankle. Runners on corners with two outs for Buck Britton.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:20:51 PM CST OKC's Andy Wilkins with an RBI single to center fielder Rey Fuentes, who misses the roller and allows Austin Barnes to score. 6-3.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:19:16 PM CST Neither OKC or Omaha appeared happy with De Jesus' strike zone during this inning. Apparently J.C. Boscan let him know when he came to mound
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:18:19 PM CST And Omaha catcher J.C. Boscan has been ejected by home plate umpire Ramon De Jesus. Happened during meeting at mound.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:12:43 PM CST Chris Heisey with a one-out double down third base line.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:09:10 PM CST Omaha's John Lamb - a PCL All-Star - went 6 innings and allowed one run on four hits and a walk. Struck out six.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 09:08:17 PM CST We are in the middle of the seventh with Omaha leading OKC 6-1.
Jacob Unruh Sat, Jul. 04 2015 08:50:52 PM CST Then Corey Seager makes up for error with nice play to his left to turn 6-4-3 double play. Run scores for Omaha, 6-1 lead.