|Other College:||Eastern (Okla.) State|
Had a 5-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 21 appearances in 2011... Recorded 40 strikeouts in 57.2 innings... Second team All Summit League... Earned the win against no. 1 seed TCU in the Fort Worth Regional...
Played two seasons for Aric Thomas at Eastern State College in Wilburton, Okla. … helped the Mountaineers to a No. 9 national ranking, a Region 2 championship and a 37-22 overall record … served as the Mountaineers’ closer in 2010, going 4-0 with four saves and a 1.35 ERA in 15 relief appearances … struck out 27 batters and walked just seven in 33.1 innings … earned second-team all-region honors as a pitcher … also started 33 games at catcher, batting just .202-1-13 but was named Rawlings Region II Defensive Player of the Year and to the Rawlings Gold Glove team as the region’s top defensive catcher … high school and junior college teammate of fellow signee Tyler Sparks.
2008 graduate of Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma… led Owasso to back-to-back State Championships 2007-08… selected to play in the 2008 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State games … batted .324 as a senior … named to the All-Metro, All-Conference, and All-State team his senior year.
Full name is Joseph Daniel Spring… born Nov. 26, 1989 … son of Samuel and Misty Spring…would like to be a coach after college … chose ORU over Oklahoma State, Coastal Carolina and Temple.