Sooner Athletic Conference
2018 Baseball
Roberto Delgado
Roberto Delgado
Baseball - Wed, Jun. 14, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Roberto Delgado from Oklahoma City University has been chosen by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball First-year Player Draft.

The Brewers selected Delgado, a junior right-handed pitcher from Killeen, Texas, with the 834th overall pick in the draft. Oklahoma City has produced 73 baseball players taken in the MLB Draft.

Delgado supplied the Stars a 10-2 record, 3.49 earned run average and 97 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched. Delgado held opponents to a .203 batting average and produced a complete-game shutout at Southwestern Christian on March 10.

"He throws hard with a lot of movement," OCU coach Denney Crabaugh said of Delgado. "He throws strikes."

Delgado fanned seven and limited Southwestern Christian to four hits and three walks while posting 116 pitches in nine innings. Delgado's performance earned him Sooner Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for March 6-12. Delgado notched a victory in the NAIA World Series, holding The Master's (Calif.) to two runs on two hits and five walks while striking out nine in 7.1 innings in a 121-pitch effort May 30. He had a season-high 12 strikeouts vs. St. Gregory's on May 7 in the SAC Tournament.

OCU has sent 155 into the professional baseball ranks. OCU has had six major-league players, including three-time all-star and 2006 National League batting champion Freddy Sanchez. Since 1991, OCU has the winningest program in college baseball with 1,336.

In 2017, the Stars (50-10) turned in a tie for third place in the NAIA World Series, their first World Series appearance since 2012, OCU's 15th World Series trip overall and their first 50-win season since 2010. OCU held the top spot in the NAIA rankings for two weeks and won the SAC regular-season championship, SAC Tournament crown and the NAIA Championship Opening Round Oklahoma City Bracket. Crabaugh reached 1,400 career victories May 17 in the 17-16 win over Campbellsville (Ky.) that clinched the Stars' World Series berth.