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.

  • 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

  • Home Run for Life: Jason Wisdom runs for first time since West Nile virus diagnosis

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Wisdom was a frequent mountain biker and outdoorsman before the illness. Since then, he’s had to work to regain movement in his body. He still does not have use of his right arm and his left shoulder is still limited.

  • Minor league baseball Q&A: Former RedHawks and current Fresno Grizzlies first baseman Jon Singleton

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    The 23-year-old first baseman is now a member of the Fresno Grizzlies and is off to a torrid start this season after signing a $10-million contract with Houston in the offseason. He is hitting .264 and leads the minor leagues with 14 home runs and 47 RBIs.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Brian Ward's walk-off hit propels Dodgers past Fresno

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    With normal starter Austin Barnes playing in Los Angeles for nearly the past week, Ward has been seeing his bat come around with more action, and the Oklahoma City Dodgers benefited from that Friday night.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Top prospects Corey Seager, Carlos Correa square off at The Brick

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Seager squared off against Carlos Correa — Houston’s top prospect and baseball’s top prospect according to some — in what Boras called a preview of a Major League Baseball game in front of a sellout crowd of 10,208.

  • High school basketball: Western Heights' Gerard Giles more comfortable playing basketball

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    He remembers the moment he fell in love with the sport — the sixth grade. Since then, he’s wanted to make it his future, though that path didn’t look like it was possible when he signed to play football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

  • High school football: Lexington lineman Tyler Brown turning heads

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Brown has exploded on the recruiting scene this spring. He comes from a small town outside of Purcell not known for producing Division I football players to earn 17 scholarship offers ranging from Tulsa to Arizona State to TCU with more likely to follow once he qualifies academically.

  • VIDEO: OKC Dodgers' Corey Seager has perfect day

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager owned the Salt Lake Bees the entire four-game series, so much so that the team’s official Twitter account hoped he would not be making a return trip. @okc_dodgers He is not welcome back here… — Salt Lake Bees (@SaltLakeBees) May 28, 2015 Seager was a perfect 6 for 6 with […]

  • All-City Basketball: Mount St. Mary product Adrienne Berry will only get better

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Southern Nazarene signee has seven points to help the West beat the East in the annual All-City girls basketball game.

  • ESPN's top two baseball prospects to meet in Oklahoma City

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The top two prospects according to one baseball insider will square off this weekend in Oklahoma City when Fresno visits Bricktown. ESPN’s Keith Law released his updated rankings for MLB’s top 25 prospects with Houston shortstop Carlos Correa taking over the top spot and the Dodgers’ Corey Seager coming in second. OKC and Fresno open […]

  • Oklahoma State offers Collinsville LB Levi Draper

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Collinsville linebacker Levi Draper has piled up scholarship offers the entire offseason, but Tuesday he received his first in-state offer. Oklahoma State offered the 2017 recruit, which brought his total to eight offers. “Blessed to have received an offer Oklahoma State #BeACowboy,” Draper tweeted. Draper is 6 foot 2 and 215 pounds. He also has […]

  • 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.

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Jacob Unruh Today at 10:35 AM Carl Crawford opened his rehab with OKC and talked with me about his football recruitment by #Sooners LINK
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 10:10:54 PM CST Oklahoma City Dodgers notebook: Omaha pounds Dodgers pitching for second straight night LINK
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 08:53:57 PM CST OK then. https://t.co/nRBjHm3O7b
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 08:53:13 PM CST OKC Dodgers fall 8-2 to Omaha. Drop second straight game of series.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 08:51:29 PM CST Ralph Henriquez gets one more at-bat for OKC. This is his first game since June 5. Usually on DL to allow roster more space.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 08:34:01 PM CST Juan Gonzalez gets the ninth for OKC Dodgers.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 08:30:30 PM CST Carl Crawford singles in his fourth at-bat. Now 3 for 4 in rehab game with a double.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 08:08:36 PM CST Omaha's Kris Medlen done after six innings. Allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk. Hit one batter. 81 pitches/50 strikes.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:59:10 PM CST Welcome to the game, Chin-Hui Tsao. Omaha's Francisco Pena hits first pitch for home run. 8-2 Omaha.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:56:33 PM CST Chin-hui Tsao comes in to pitch the seventh for OKC.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:54:23 PM CST Corey Seager liftoff. Solo home run onto second deck in right field. On top of Love's tarp. Eighth of year.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:53:09 PM CST Carl Crawford grounds out to Kris Medlen to open sixth. Now 2 for 3 in OKC rehab debut.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:40:54 PM CST In a spot start for OKC, Rudy Owens goes 4 2/3 innings and allows 12 hits, seven runs (three earned) and a walk.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:40:04 PM CST A disaster of an inning for OKC leads to five Omaha runs and 7-1 deficit.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:30:55 PM CST Omaha now leads OKC 6-1. Two-run double by Jose Martinez.
Jacob Unruh Sun, Jul. 05 2015 07:28:53 PM CST OKC's Luis Mateo makes an incredible diving stop for a fielder's choice. Run scores, though.
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