A hot commodity among Division I Baseball programs around the country, Seward County right-hander Gavin Glanz has made his decision for the 2012-2013 season and it will be to attend Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he will join the Summit League Champions and Coach Rob Walton next season.

Glanz was a perfect 6-0 last season as a freshman for the Saints, helping lead Seward to the JUCO World Series by starting on the hill in both the Sub-Regional and Region Championship games. He then took his blazing fastball to the mound in the World Series where he threw a complete game, allowing just 1 earned run in a Seward elimination game win over South Georgia. Glanz was third on the team with 72 innings pitched in his rookie season and ended the year with the unblemished record and a solid 4.50 ERA. Glanz fanned 43 opposing batters and did a good job of keeping the ball in the park in a conference often tough to do so, allowing just 2 home runs, the least of any Saints starter on the year.
He joins an Oral Roberts squad coming off of a 39 win season and their 13th straight Summit League Title. The Golden Eagles then swept through the Summit League Tournament with three straight wins to reach their 24th NCAA Regional in school history. They then traveled to Fort Worth for arguably the toughest of the 16 regionals around the country where they drew 10th ranked TCU, 22nd ranked Oklahoma, as well as 40 win Dallas Baptist. After falling in their opening game of the regional to Team USA right-hander Andrew Mitchell and TCU, the Eagles rebounded to not only knock off and eliminate Oklahoma in the next round, but followed that by eliminating the Horned Frogs on Sunday to reach the Regional Final. The Golden Eagles pulled yet another upset by beating Dallas Baptist in the first championship game before nearly pulling off a miraculous comeback in the winner take all title game but fell 11-9 to end their season one game short of advancing to the Super-Regionals.
“With as easy as the ball gets out of his hand and the tools that he possesses on the mound, if Gavin can continue to improve, he will have a long future of baseball in front of him” Saints Head Coach Galen McSpadden said about his ace. “I liked ORU because of their baseball tradition and their outstanding scholastic reputation” Glanz said. “I am focused on this year at Seward right now and really want to get back to the World Series, but I am also excited at the same time for the future and what Oral Roberts has to offer when I am done here” he continued.