Rohlinger and Gooch Selected on Day Two

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JUNE 08, 2005

NORMAN, Okla. -- One day after OU starting pitcher Daniel McCutchen was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, he was joined by teammate Ryan Rohlinger.  The Sooners third baseman was selected 650th overall by the Cardinals in the 21st round on Wednesday.

Rohlinger and McCutchen also played alongside each other in the Cape Cod League last summer for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. 

Junior right-handed pitched Tyler Gooch was also selected at No. 1491 by Philadelphia, wrapping up the four Sooners taken in the Amateur Draft.

Rohlinger, a native of West Bend, Wisc., led the Sooners in almost every offensive category during his 2005 junior season.  He played in all but two of the Sooners’ 61 games this year and batted .345 with 11 home runs, 53 RBI and a .563 slugging percentage. 

Rohlinger's Career Numbers  |  Sooners in first day of 2005 MLB Draft

He garnered Second Team All-Big 12 honors in 2005, as voted on by the coaches of the league.  He also collected First Team All-Big 12 honors as selected by the Daily Oklahoman.

After guiding the Sooners to their first back-to-back appearances at the NCAA Regionals since 1997-98, Rohlinger was named to the All-Regional Team after the completion of the 2005 Oxford Regional.

Gooch, a native of  Bixby, Okla., was taken in the 50th round by the Philadelphia Phillies.  He was 2-0 this season after making 14 appearances, including one start.  Gooch held down a 4.57 ERA in the 21.2 innings he pitched.  He struck out 22 in that span. 

Gooch's Career Numbers

In his lone start of 2005, versus Wichita State, the righty lasted five innings after allowing four runs on seven hits and left the game with the scored tied at four runs apiece. 

 

 

 

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