Round 23, #684 overall – Anthony Sequeira, RHP
Sequeira was the 2015 Summit League Player of the Year, hitting .341/.423/.583 for Oral Roberts, but the Phillies have drafted him as a pitcher, because he’s apparently pretty great at that, too. There’s a nice little recap here of Sequeira’s season below written by the Summit League, ORUs Sequeira named Gregg Olson Award Semifinalist:
TULSA, Okla. (oruathletics.com) – Oral Roberts baseball player Anthony Sequeira has been named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, an honor to be presented to college baseball’s breakout player of the year. The annual award is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.
A native of Petaluma, Calif., Sequeira improved his batting average nearly 90 points from his junior year, when he batted .258. This season, Sequeira turned in a breakout season while being one of the Golden Eagles best hitters with a .341 batting average while leading the team in several offensive categories.
Sequeira was named The Summit League Player of the Year and a First-Team player at the utility position as well as a relief pitcher after leading the conference in home runs, RBI as well as saves.
The Gregg Olson Award is named after Olson, a former Auburn pitching great and two-time All American who had breakout sophomore junior seasons for the Tigers. The award was developed to honor college baseball’s success stories and showcase players like Olson who have raised the level of their game through hard work, strength of mind and determination.
Eligible players will be those who are omitted from major publication’s preseason All American prognostications; however by the end of the season their on the field performance will demonstrate that they are among the top amateur baseball players in the nation.
Ball State sophomore pitcher Scott Baker won the inaugural Greg Olson Award in 2013.
The winner of the 2014 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 15-June 25/26.
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UPDATE: June 11, 2015 Oklahoma News On 6 – ORU’s Sequeira Named Finalist For Olerud Award
UPDATE: June 11, 2015 The Daily Progress: BASEBALL: ORU’s Sequeira, Whatley earn Midwest All-Region honors