Ross Oeder
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Sandusky, OH
High School: Sandusky
Alma Mater: Wright State
Graduating Year: 2008
Experience: 4 Years
Phone: 937-775-4188
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Ross Oeder Biography
Courtesy: WSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 08/01/2010
Ross Oeder is in his third season as an assistant coach at his alma mater after spending two seasons playing professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The infielder was an All-American standout at WSU, along with being named the first Horizon League Player of the Year in school history during the 2007, and held a career on-base percentage of .300 during his two seasons in the minor leagues.

Since joining the staff, Oeder has seen continued success on the field with the Raiders advancing to the 2011 NCAA Tournament and winning the regular-season Horizon League titles in 2010 and 2011.

One of the most decorated players in Wright State history, Oeder was drafted in the 28th round by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft and spent his first season with the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League. That season, he collected 40 hits, drove in eight RBI's and scored 18 runs in 48 games played for the Muckdogs. The next season, while playing with the Class A Quad City River Bandits, Oeder played in 32 games with 20 hits, 12 runs scored and five home runs. That season he walked eight times, drove in 15 RBI's, while smacking two home runs in a game on July 17.

While at Wright State, Oeder became the first WSU player since 1993 to earn All-American honors and was the first Raider to earn the Horizon League Player of the Year Award during his senior season. The Sandusky native was a Second Team All-American selection in 2007, to go along with First Team All-Horizon League honors. Oeder is one of only five players in Wright State history to end a season with a batting average of .400, clipping a .408 during his senior year.

Oeder is among the career leaders in batting average, on-base percentage, games played, games started, runs scored, hits, doubles, total bases and hit-by-pitch. He sits atop the hit-by-pitch list and owned a .446 on-base percentage in 219 games played during his career. He was a Second Team All-Horizon League selection as a rookie, garnered Horizon League Tournament MVP honors while leading the Green and Gold to the 2006 Horizon League Tournament Championship and was selected to the First Team All-Horizon League squad after leading the league in five offensive categories.

Oeder still ranks among the career leaders in 15 offensive categories, tops the career charts in fielding assists and appears 15 times in the single season record books. He owns three of the top-four assists seasons and is the career leader in double plays turned.

Oeder earned his Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Wright State in 2008 and currently resides in Dayton.


A Glimpse at Oeder's Career

Senior Season
2007 TPX All-American Second Team
2007 Horizon League Player of the Year
2007 First Team All-League
Ranked Nationally in Six Offensive Categories
Led the Horizon League in Five Offensive Categories (Top-Five in 11 of 12 Categories)
Three-Time College Baseball National Player of the Week Honor Roll Recipient
Two-Time Horizon League Player of the Week
Led WSU in Nine Offensive Categories
Set Single Season School Record for Runs Scored (79) and Assists (170)

Junior Season
2006 Horizon League Tournament MVP
Ranked Nationally in Hit-By-Pitch (58th)
Ranked Among the Horizon League's Top-Ten in Six Offensive Categories
Led WSU in Five Offensive Categories
Batted Leadoff in All 57 Games Started

Sophomore Season
Appeared in 52 Games with 39 Starts
Posted a Batting Average of .320
Scored 29 Runs and Collected 16 RBI
Ranked Second on the Team in Assists, Batting Average and On-Base Percentage

Freshman Season
2004 Second Team All-League
2004 All-Newcomer Team
Set the Then-Single Season School Record for Hit-by-Pitch (12)
Led the Team in At-Bats, Runs Scored, Hit-by-Pitch, Stolen Bases and Assists
Ranked Among the Horizon League's Top-Ten in Stolen Bases and Runs Scored
Was the Only Player to Start All 21 Horizon League Contests for WSU

Statistical Rankings
71 Career Multi-Hit Games
17 Career Multi-RBI Games
Owns Career records for Assists (584) and Hit-by-Pitch (52) Among the Top-Five in Career Batting Average (.349), Hits (267), Runs Scored (197), Doubles (50), Triples (13) and Assists (584)
Appeared in 219 Games with 205 Starts
Ranks Among the Top-Ten in Horizon League History in career Runs Scored, Hits and Triples
Ranks Among the Top-Ten in Horizon League History in single season Runs Score, Hits and Doubles

2007: 2007 TPX Second Team All-American...2007 Horizon League Player of the Year...2007 All-League First Team...became the fifth player in school history to post a season batting average of over .400...Posted over a .400 batting average against three of the five league teams...named to the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll three times this season... named Horizon League Player of the Week twice... led the Horizon League in total bases (148), runs scored (79), stolen bases (25), on-base % (.496) and slugging % (.649)... set the single season school record for runs scored (79) and defensive assists (170) and the record for career assists (569) this season...owns the career (52) and season (16) records for hit-by-pitch... collected 30 multi-hit games this season... Made 57 starts... held a season long hitting streak of 15-games to start the season...reached base safely in the first 30 games of 2007...went three-for-six with three runs scored in the series opener at #16 Tulane...drove in two RBI's and scored a runs at #16 Tulane...drove in three RBI's and scored three runs at Air Force...scored three runs in the series opener at Butler...collected five hits and scored three times in two games against Butler... scored five runs and stole four bases against Notre Dame (OH)... collected four hits, homered twice and scored three times at Bowling Green... drove in three runs and hit the game winning three-run homer in the seventh inning against Toledo... collected five hits and scored five runs at Cleveland State in a three game series... scored twice and drove in an RBI in regular season finale against UIC...went four-for-five with a pair of doubles and three runs scored in the Horizon League Tournament opener against Milwaukee...was one-for-two with three walks and two RBI's against Milwaukee in an elimination game... was doubled and scored a run against UIC in the Horizon League Championship game.

2006: Named the Most Valuable Player of the Horizon League Tournament...ranked 58th in the nation in hit-by-pitch...ranked in the top ten in the Horizon League in triples (2nd), hits (4th), stolen bases (4th), on-base percentage (4th), batting average (6th) and walks (9th)...set the school single season record (16) and the career record (37) for hit-by-pitch...started 57 games, missing two games due to illness...carried a 14-game hitting streak between May 5 and May 28...posted 19 multi-hit games and reached base safely in 55 of 57 games...led the team in runs scored (49), hits (79) triples (5), stolen bases (9), hit-by-pitch (16), and batting average (.369)...walked, doubled, was hit-by-pitch twice and scored three runs against Urbana...went two-for-four in the sandwich game at Wake Forest...collected seven hits, including three triples and a double, and scored five runs in a series against Butler... went six-for-seven at Toledo with three doubles, four runs scored and three RBI...went one for three with two walks and a run scored in the first game of a doubleheader at Butler...cranked out six hits and drove in three RBI in a three-game series at UIC...went four-for-five, including a double and a home run, with an RBI and three runs scored in the first game at Milwaukee...went three-for-four in the series opener at#24 Miami (FL) with a double and a hit-by-pitch...belted out five hits and drove in seven RBI in a three game series at Cleveland State...went five-for-six with a triple against Cleveland State to open the Horizon League Tournament, scoring three runs and driving in an RBI...went four-for-six with three runs scored and an RBI against Milwaukee in the second round of the Horizon League Tournament...scored twice and chipped in three hits in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament against Butler...doubled and drove in two RBI, including the game winning RBI, in the Horizon League Championship game against Butler.

2005: Appeared in 52 games with 39 starts...collected two hits and drove in two runs in the second game of a double-header at Western Carolina...scored a run and belted out two hits, including a double, at Morehead State...went one-for-one with an RBI, a run scored, drew two walks and was hit twice against Northern Illinois in the first game of the Ace's Diamond Classic...collected three hits, scored twice and drove in an RBI in series finale against Akron...hit a solo homer at IPFW...tripled and drove in two runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Milwaukee...collected two hits and drove in two RBI in the second game of a double-header at Butler...belted out a double and a triple and scored twice in series finale at Butler...hit a solo home run at Louisville...collected two hits, including a triple, and walked once against Miami (OH).

2004: Named to both the Horizon League Second Team and All-Newcomer Team...tied for tenth in the conference in runs (40) and tied for fourth in stolen bases (13)...led the team in at-bats, runs scored, stolen bases, sacrifice hits and defensive assists...tied the school record for hit-by-pitch with 12...only player to start ever Horizon League game and appeared in 53 games making 52 starts...collected first collegian hit at Western Carolina, a lead-off triple to start the game. Recorded three hits at Western Carolina, Kentucky, UIC and against Miami and Northern Iowa...drove in two runs and stole two bases in a game against Detroit...went two-for-three with two walks and a run scored at Ohio State...stole two bases and scored three runs against Milwaukee on the spring trip...hit first career home run at Indiana...recorded 14 multi-hit games and scored two or more runs in 11 times.

Prep: Lettered all four years for the Blue Streaks...named All-Great Lakes League as a senior and all-district as a junior...hit.330 with 15 walks in 2003...holds school record for stolen bases and walks in a career along with walks in a season.

Personal: Born Ross Michael Oeder on April 19, 1985...son of Michael and Brenda Oeder...has one brother and one sister.