The Norman Transcript


June 13, 2013

Gray, Oberste earn more All-American honors

NORMAN — Though Oklahoma’s baseball season ended last week in Baton Rouge, La., the honors continue to roll in for a couple of players highly responsible for the Sooners’ NCAA postseason run.

Right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray and first baseman Matt Oberste both added to their All-American accolades Wednesday.

Gray, who went 10-3 with a 1.63 earned run average, striking out 147 in 1261⁄3 innings, was named a first-team All-American by Baseball America. He had already been named a second-team All-American by Louisville Slugger. 

Gray will very soon join the farm system of the Colorado Rockies, who made him the No. 3 overall pick in last week’s draft.

Oberste became a second-team pick by Baseball America Wednesday. Louisville Slugger had already made him a third-team selection.

Oberste hit .373 with 19 doubles, 11 home runs and 60 RBIs. He’s on his way to joining the farm system of the New York Mets, who made him the 206th overall pick in the draft, selecting him in the seventh round.

A couple of native Oklahomans — Gray is from Chandler and Oberste from Sallisaw — both stand a very good chance to add to their postseason haul when the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announces its All-American teams in conjunction with the College World Series.

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