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J.L. Johnson Stadium

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 06/05/2009
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J.L. JOHNSON STADIUM FACTS

Dedicated: June 17, 1977

First Game: March 6, 1978 -
Oral Roberts 7, Southeastern Oklahoma 6

Playing Surface: Natural grass.

Seating Capacity: 2,418 chairback seats with arm rests.

Press Box: Seating for 15 working press members. Three radio/television booths.

Dimensions: Left Field - 330, Right Field - 330, Center Field – 400, Left Center - 375, Right Center - 375

Outfield Wall: 30 foot high hitter’s eye in center field sits 10 feet behind centerfield wall. Scoreboard sits 10 feet behind right center field wall. Outfield wall replaced in 2009.

POST-SEASON TOURNAMENTS AT J.L. JOHNSON STADIUM

■ 1978 - NCAA Midwest Regional ■
Teams: Oral Roberts, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Southern Illinois
Key Players: Dave Stieb (SIU), Kirk Gibson (MSU)
*Oral Roberts won the regional to earn the school’s first appearance in the College World Series

■ 1980 - NCAA Midwest Regional ■
Teams: Oral Roberts, Arkansas, California, Missouri, UNLV, Wichita State
Key Players: Bob Melvin (Cal), Mike Moore (ORU), Kevin McReynolds (ARK), Charlie O’Brien and Joe Carter (WSU)
*California went undefeated in the regional to earn a spot in the College World Series

■ 1981- NCAA Midwest Regional ■
Teams: Oral Roberts, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Southern Illinois
Key Players: Tony Gwynn (SDSU), Mike Moore (ORU), Mickey Tettleton (OSU)
*Featured one of the best hitters in baseball in Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. ORU pitcher Mike Moore held Gwynn hitless in four at bats against ORU. Oklahoma State prevailed to win the regional.

■ 1981-Midwestern Collegiate Conference Tournament ■

■ 1983-Midwestern Collegiate Conference Tournament ■

■ 1985-Midwestern Collegiate Conference Tournament ■

■ 1998-Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■

■ 1999 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■

■ 2000 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■

■ 2001 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■

■ 2002 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■

■ 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■

■ 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■


■ 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ■

■ 2008 Summit League Tournament ■

■ 2009 Summit League Tournament ■

■ 2010 Summit League Tournament ■

■ 2012 Summit League Tournament ■




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