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#9 Seth Furmanek
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
Other College: Chandler-Gilbert CC
Experience: Transfer

Career Honors
2009 Summit League Newcomer of the Year
2009 First-Team All-Summit League
2009 All-Tempe Regional team
2010 First-Team All-Summit League
2010 All-Summit League All-Tournament team
2010 All-Norman Regional Team


2010 (Senior)
Enjoyed a record-setting senior season … set a Summit League record with 25 home runs, eclipsing the mark of 23 set by former ORU slugger Mike Hill in 1999 … fell three homers short of establishing a new ORU season record … finished year ranking in the ORU season top 10 in three categories: home runs (2nd), slugging percentage (9th; .730), and total bases (10th; 157) … earned first-team All-Summit League honors for the second straight season … batted .326 and knocked in 70 runs in 59 games … batted .389-13-38 in Summit League play … collected five hits and knocked in seven runs in three Summit League Tournament games … earned a spot on the Norman NCAA Regional all-tournament team after belting three home runs with six RBI in three games … had four multi-HR games … recorded four or more RBI five times … batted .443-8-25 over the season’s final 16 games … key member of ORU’s starting rotation, posting a 5-2 record and 7.16 ERA in 16 appearances, including a team-high 14 starts … tossed a complete game in a 7-1 win against No. 30 Wichita State (March 23) … allowed just six hits and struck out four batters without a walk against the Shockers … went 8.1 innings and allowed two runs on four hits to get the win over North Dakota State (May 20) … also earned victories over Western Michigan (March 14), Oakland (April 10) and Southern Utah (April 16) … signed a minor league free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals.

2009 (Junior)

Named the Summit League Newcomer of the Year... batted .333 with 14 doubles, two triples, a team-best 17 home runs and 63 RBI... drew a team-leading 37 walks for a .443 on-base percentage... led the squad with a .710 slugging percentage... batted .425 in Summit League play with seven doubles, 10 homers and 37 RBI... went 3-for-4 with three RBI in ORU’s 13-3 opening win over Cal Poly in the NCAA Regionals on May 29... posted a double and a towering homer to left field in the victory... earned first of two Summit League Player of the Week honors on March 2 after going 7-for-16 with two doubles, two homers and six RBI against UT-San Antonio... earned the honor for the second time after going 7-for-19 with four doubles, two long balls and nine RBI in four games against IPFW... posted a career-high six RBI in the finale against the Mastodons on April 5... went 4-for-6 with five RBI, including two homers in the same inning, in ORU’s 31-3 victory over Western Illinois on May 14... posted 17 multi-hit games and a team-best 19 multi-RBI performances.

Prior to ORU
Spent last two seasons at Chandler-Gilbert CC in Chandler, Ariz... named first-team all-conference and all-region... batted .350 last season with nine homers and 46 RBI... went five-for five with two homers, a triple and 9 RBI in a game.

High School

Graduated from Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz., in 2006... set eight school records, including 31 career home runs... named first-team all-conference each year and was selected to all-region his senior season.

Personal
Full name is Seth Edward Furmanek... married to Ashley Furmanek... son of Rick and Robin Furmanek... born on Dec. 31, 1987, in Tuscon, Ariz... majoring in exercise wellness at ORU.

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