From Oklahoma Baptist Athletics
Oklahoma Baptist baseball players Dan Pruitt and Alex Schroeder were named to the D2CCA Central Region First Team on Wednesday afternoon.
With their top team selections, each will advance to All-America consideration next week.
This is only the second time that a pair of OBU players have made the D2CCA first team. The previous event was in 2019 with PJ Harris and Ramon Enriquez.
Pruitt and Schroeder were two of the Bison’s key point guards who went 27-22 this spring.
Playing at first base, Pruitt tied the school’s single-season home run record with 24 bombs and hit an OBU D2 single-season record .909. The Oklahoma City native also finished tied for fourth in the nation in homers and ranked second in D2 in slugging. Additionally, he finished fifth in the nation in total goals (170), 16th in runs scored (70), and 18th in the RBI (68).
At the end of the season, Pruitt was named GAC Player of the Year, a First Team selection, and a member of the All-Defensive Team. One of Pruitt’s best games came in the April 29 contest against the Southern Nazarene when he tied the OBU D2 single game records in hits (5) and home runs (3).
For Schroeder, who was OBU’s leading catcher, he recorded a .322 batting average, 64 RBIs and 21 homers. His home run tally tied for 12th in the nation while his RBI tally ranked 31st. The Rocklin, Calif., native also ranked first in the GAC with six sacrificed flies, fourth in slugging (.762) and gave up 23 stolen bases, second-fewest in the league. Schroeder’s best game of the season
Schroeder’s best game of the season came on February 28 against Ouachita when he went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, a double and a homer. Defensively, Schroeder was outstanding as he went 0.996 from the field.