The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.
KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Team finished with a 35-23 record, winning the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Championship with an 18-6 mark ... Pitched and started 11 games on the mound for the Bruins, posting a 5-1 register ... Totaled 31 strikeouts in 50 innings with a 2.88 earned run average ... Bruins finished as a regional finalist and were fourth place at the NJCAA Division II World Series ... Business management major.
WEST NOBLE HIGH SCHOOL: Three-sport athlete, lettering in tennis four times and three times in both baseball and basketball ... Earned all-area honors in baseball, basketball and tennis in senior season ... Named All-NECC distinction on the court and on the diamond ... Nine-time team captain and eight-time team captain ... Held a 4-5 record on the mound during senior year ... Held a 1.74 ERA with 95 strikeouts and only 22 walks ... Pitched five complete games in same season ... Played summer ball with the Indiana Chargers.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born November 8, 1992 ... Son of Bruce Ormsby and Charisse Wolf ... Plans to major in finance and minor in business ... Would like to own a business... Worked with the New Level Sports STATS Program ... Lists fishing, camping and hanging out with friends as hobbies ... Looks up to Greg Maddux because of his dedication to the game and determination to succeed.
COACH MATHEY ON ORMSBY "He's got more in his tank. Once his body gets stronger, as he gains some weight, the velocity is going to come out of his hand. He's currently touching that magical 90 mark but it's downhill, late out of his hand and he hides the ball. Those are good combinations."