ORU's Ryan Folmar Wins Coach of Year, Pitcher Cade Denton Named Best Stopper

The ORU Golden Eagles are starting the CWS weekend on a high note as head coach Ryan Folmar and Pitcher Cade Denton take home some big awards.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:08 am

By: David Prock, News On 6


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The ORU Golden Eagles are starting the weekend on a high note as they prepare for the College World Series.

Head Coach Ryan Folmar was named the Coach of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Friday after leading the team to a 51-12 record and a CWS appearance in 2023. Folmar has been the head coach for the Golden Eagles since 2013 and holds a 319-210 (.603) record over those 10 seasons.

Pitcher Cade Denton also took home a big award after he was named Stopper of the Year, which is presented to the nation's top relief pitcher. Denton managed a 1.85 ERA for 2023 with 15 saves and 78 strikeouts. He gave up just 12 total runs on 44 hits and 11 walks in 58.1 innings pitched.

The ORU faces off against TCU at 1 p.m. Friday in this year's College World Series.

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