Two Sterling Warrior products Matt Eshleman and Stephen Rodgers have signed professional contracts.
Eshleman, a member of the 2013 World Series team, signed with the Fort Worth Cats in the United League. Eshleman was the 2012 KCAC conference reliever of the year posting 7-1 record, 4 SV, 1.58 ERA in 40 IP. In 2013 Eshleman posted a 2-1 record with 13 Saves, 3rd most in the country.
With a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Oklahoma City, No. 15 Sterling (Kan.) will make its first ever trip to the NAIA World Series. Sterling can now add the title NAIA Oklahoma City Opening Round Champion to the titles of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Co-Champion and KCAC Tournament Champion.
Sterling College is ranked No. 23 in the first edition of the 2013 NAIA Baseball Coaches Poll. The poll was released Tuesday, March 26. The Warriors, the KCAC preseason number one, were ranked 15th in the Baseball Coaches' preseason poll, released on November 13.
Sterling currently sits atop the KCAC standings at 8-0, they hold an overall record of 23-6 and are undefeated (10-0) at home this season. The Warriors are currently riding a 16 games winning streak dating back to March 2.