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 baseball: Former MLB pitcher Nick Blackburn giving back to baseball

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Nick Blackburn has gone from the rotation for the Minnesota Twins to high school baseball coach at Washington High School, choosing to give back to the game he is likely no longer able to play due to a surgically-repaired knee but from which he can’t entirely let go.

  • High school notebook: Northwest Classen's Tyritta Dixon signs with Brown Mackie

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Dixon signed her National Letter of Intent at Northwest Classen on Friday with Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., to play basketball, adding another positive step in her journey from homelessness.

  • Reports have Los Angeles Dodgers promoting Scott Baker or Joe Wieland

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Confusion may be the only way to describe who will start Sunday for the Los Angeles Dodgers — Scott Baker or Joe Wieland. A report from the Orange County Register has the organization promoting Baker to start in San Diego. The Los Angeles Times reports it will be Joe Wieland and an early indicator could […]

  • Northwest Classen's Tyritta Dixon signs with Brown Mackie College

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The journey Tyritta Dixon will continue at the collegiate level. Dixon signed her National Letter of Intent at Northwest Classen on Friday with Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., to play basketball, adding another positive step in her journey from homelessness. “I feel like this is just another step of me becoming a great person […]

  • Dodgers release Freddy Garcia among flurry of moves

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Freddy Garcia experiment is over. The Los Angeles Dodgers released the veteran right-hander Tuesday among a series of moves that put on display the organization’s depth. Garcia pitched in four games for Oklahoma City, allowing six earned runs in 7 1/3 innings. Most of his appearances came from the bullpen and he was effective […]

  • High schools: John Marshall's Lenard Leviston III had a major impact on C.J. Davis

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Davis would turn away from unhealthy foods, telling his mother Lisa Roberts he couldn’t partake simply because Leviston — the Bears’ star quarterback — said otherwise.

  • High school notebook: Colorado the latest to extend offer Del City's Terry Wilson

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    For the second straight day, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson has received a scholarship offer from a former Big 12 football program.

  • High School Athletes of the Week: Shawnee's Malique Lytle, Dibble's Brooke James among week's best

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Lytle won the 800 in a pair of the week’s biggest events, OU’s John Jacobs Invitational and the Bison Invitational at Oklahoma Baptist.

  • Edmond Memorial's Colin Simpson hits two grand slams in Edlam win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Edmond Memorial catcher Colin Simpson found himself in a rare situation during Monday’s doubleheader against rival Edmond North. The senior came to the plate in the second game with the bases loaded twice and hit a grand slam each time during the Bulldogs’ 14-2 rout. In the previous game — a 5-4 win — he […]

  • High school notebook: Del City quarterback Terry Wilson gets Nebraska offer

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The offer is the biggest so far for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Terry Wilson, who also has offers from Indiana, Houston, Memphis and four other programs. Colorado is also showing strong interest recently.

  • Carl Albert's Corey Zangari has big week at plate

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Carl Albert senior catcher Corey Zangari had a monster week at the plate as the Titans went 4-1. He went 11 for 17, hitting five home runs, a triple and driving in 16 runs. He also had a monster game against El Reno with three home runs in the 15-6 win. Zangari is now hitting […]

  • High school notebook: Southmoore's Noah Jones offered by Texas Tech

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Jones, No. 11 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, is primarily a defensive end prospect but could play a variety of positions at the next level.

  • Keegan Meyn, Yukon fight off Choctaw in big district win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    At the plate with a full count and the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Yukon senior Keegan Meyn didn’t flinch, delivering a two-run double with a line drive to right-center field. It was the second line drive in the middle of the field for a hit from Meyn and most crucial in Yukon’s 8-5 […]

  • OKC Dodgers' Mike Bolsinger named PCL Pitcher of the Week

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Oklahoma City Dodgers right-hander Mike Bolsinger was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday after two scoreless starts for the Dodgers. Bolsinger pitched six shutout innings against Round Rock on April 12, allowing just one hit and striking out nine. He followed that up with five shutout innings in Iowa on […]

  • Blanchard baseball coach Josh Raney gets win No. 200

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Blanchard baseball coach Josh Raney recently picked up career win No. 200 in a win over McGuinness. Raney, who has been leading the Lions for eight years, now sits at 202 wins entering Monday’s game against rival Tuttle. “All that means is the quality of kids I’ve had over my time in Blanchard have been […]

  • Three questions with former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito pitched in Wednesday’s game for Nashville, allowing four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. Zito rejoined the Oakland organization after not pitching last season. In his 14-year career in the majors, he’s won 165 games and made three All-Star appearances. He spoke following Thursday’s game with The Oklahoman […]

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Zach Lee dazzles in Dodgers' win over Nashville

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Lee dealt another strong start Thursday night for the Dodgers, leading the way in a 3-2 victory to end the season-opening homestand with a 6-2 record.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Darwin Barney's addition gives OKC a talented mix of infielders

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Darwin Barney opened the season as a utility infielder in Los Angeles and was optioned to Oklahoma City on Tuesday. He was in the lineup for the first time Thursday batting leadoff and playing second base — a position he won a Gold Glove for in 2012 with the Chicago Cubs.

  • Oklahoman Girls All-City Swimmer of the Year Ally Robertson looking ahead to TCU after strong senior season

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Ally Robertson’s high school career closed in February with a gold medal and state record in the 200 individual medley, to earn The Oklahoman’s All-City Girls Swimmer of the Year for the second time in her career.

  • High school athletes of the week: Hennessey's Tabor Johns, Mustang's Dillon Dean among week's standouts

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Baseball Tabor Johns, Hennessey Not only is Johns a standout running back for the Eagles, he’s a standout hitter. He had a banner day last week in a wild 14-11 win over Perry, too. He went 3 for 3 with nine RBIs and three runs scored. Eight of his RBIs came via two grand slams and his other was on a sacrifice fly. Boys soccer Dillon Dean, Mustang A sophomore keeper for the Broncos, Dean had two big games the past week. He saved two goals Friday in a shootout against Putnam City for the win and then followed that with two more saves in a shootout against U.S. Grant on Tuesday in another win. Girls soccer Jaclyn Purvine, Southmoore The Arkansas-Little Rock signee delivered when it mattered




Jacob Unruh Today at 12:29 AM Walk-off grand slams are cool.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 10:02:29 PM CST Both Damon Berryhill and Zach Lee shake off three-inning outing. Berryhill said rest. Lee said he was told he's done for night.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:38:35 PM CST That's the fifth walk-off win for the OKC Dodgers this season.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:36:39 PM CST Brian Ward with a walk-off single to left. OKC wins 2-1 over Fresno.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:31:32 PM CST Andy Wilkins with a great at-bat to open ninth. Results in double. Kyle Jensen coming up.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:26:19 PM CST Perfect ninth for David Huff, who fools Carlos Correa for a groundout to Corey Seager at third. Wilkins, Jensen, Schebler up for OKC.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:21:51 PM CST Tonight's attendance: 10,208. That's a sellout for opener of eight-game homestand.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:21:01 PM CST We head to the ninth with Fresno and OKC tied at 1. Carlos Correa due up third in inning vs. David Huff.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:11:12 PM CST That's incredible. https://t.co/kyRGug3W6e
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:09:53 PM CST Fresno's Matt Dominguez ties the game at 1 with a solo homer with one out in eighth off David Huff.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:03:49 PM CST Darwin Barney strikes out looking with bases loaded vs. Samuel Deduno to end seventh. Corey Seager was on deck.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 09:01:25 PM CST Samuel Deduno walks Darnell Sweeney with the bases loaded to give OKC a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:58:57 PM CST Samuel Deduno is all over the place for Fresno. Two wild pitches and now loads bases by walking 9-hole Brian Ward. Two outs in seventh.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:56:15 PM CST Samuel Deduno nearly threw ball to backstop intentionally walking Scott Schebler. Max Stassi makes athletic play to catch it.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:45:31 PM CST Samuel Deduno takes over for Fresno in the seventh. He's on rehab assignment from Houston. Two innings is goal.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:42:31 PM CST So far the Corey Seager-Carlos Correa show is a bit underwhelming. Both are 0 for 3.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:39:30 PM CST David Huff takes over on mound for OKC in the seventh. Josh Ravin with three sparkling innings. He's been impressive so far.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:38:10 PM CST Corey Seager strikes out with heavy shift on him, so Max Stassi's throw to third base took a bit to get to shortstop. Kinda funny.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:26:02 PM CST OKC fails to get a run with two runners in scoring position and no outs to end fifth. Still scoreless against Fresno.
Jacob Unruh Fri, May. 29 2015 08:19:33 PM CST OKC's Kyle Jensen doubles off the wall. Andy Wilkins held at third. No outs in fifth for Scott Schebler.

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