Delgado: OCU Hall of Fame
Former Yavapai College baseball great, Mario Delgado (1997-99), will be inducted into the Oklahoma City University Athletic Hall of Fame on January 19, 2013.
As a Roughrider, the pitcher/infielder made the All-ACCAC/Region I teams and in 1998, Delgado was the named the ACCAC Player of the Year and a First Team NJCAA All-American. The San Diego native ranks second in YC history for most hits in a season (107), batting average in a season (.476) and home runs in a season (25). Following his two years at Yavapai College, Delgado signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma City University.
As a junior, Delgado was named honorable mention NAIA All-American as well as Sooner Athletic Conference player of the year. He had a .439 batting average, 94 hits, 61 runs, 17 doubles, one triple, 18 homers, 76 RBIs and one steal as well as a 5-1 pitching record, a 1.54 ERA, two complete games, one shutout and 41 strikeouts in 46.2 innings pitched.
In his senior year, Delgado earned 2001 national player of the year as well as 2001 Sooner Athletic Conference player of the year recognition. Delgado hit .465 with 113 hits, 61 runs scored, 21 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs, 90 RBIs and four stolen bases. He also was 11-2 from the mound with a 2.66 earned run average, five complete games, two shutouts and 69 strikeouts in 84.1 innings pitched. Delgado led the OCU Stars to a 58-12 record and the SAC Tournament championship in 2001.
Following his career at OCU, the Philadelphia Phillies drafted Delgado in the 13th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball draft.