The Seward County Community College baseball program and Head Coach, Galen McSpadden, have announced that four sophomores, Michael Jarman, Jeff Brewer, Brian Majors, and Matt Sopic have signed letters of intent’s for the 2006-2007 school year. Jarman will play at Oral Roberts University (NCAA D-I), Brewer signed with Stephen F. Austin University (NCAA D-I), Majors inked the dotted line with NCAA D-II powerhouse, Emporia State University, and Sopic is committed to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. All four players helped lead the Saints to a 33-27 overall record and a fourth place finish at the Region VI Tournament this past season.

Jarman, a 6’1” left handed pitcher from Edmond, Okla. (Edmond North H.S.) moved into third place all-time in Saints baseball history this past season striking out 94 batters in 87 innings pitched. Jarman, who transferred to SCCC after spending his freshman year at Oklahoma State University, was a Second Team All-Conference selection going 7-3 with a team-best 2.79 earned run average in his sophomore year.

Jarman joins a NCAA Division I baseball factory at Oral Roberts, who recently won their ninth consecutive Mid Continent Conference Tournament. Oral Roberts also won the Mid-Con regular season title with a 17-2 conference mark. The Golden Eagles (38-14 overall) have advanced to their ninth consecutive NCAA Regional Tournament this weekend as the No. 3 seed joining Oklahoma State (No. 1), Arkansas (No. 2), and Princeton (No. 4) at the four-team regional.

Brewer, a 5’11” shortstop from Washington, Okla. (Washington H.S.) was a two-time Jayhawk West All-Conference selection for the Saints. Brewer hit .305 (60-for-197) with 41 runs scored, nine doubles, six triples, six home runs, and 33 RBI, while hitting in the two-hole for the Saints in 2006. Brewer led the Saints in their First Round Region VI Playoff series against Fort Scott Community College by batting .462 (6-for-13) with two home runs and seven RBI.

Brewer signed with Stephen F. Austin University (NCAA D-I) who competed in the Southland Conference in 2006 after 11 years without a baseball program. In their first season under first year Head Coach, Donnie Watson, the Lumberjacks went 15-41 overall while finishing in 10th place in the Southland Conference (7-23 conference). Brewer will also be coached by former SCCC baseball alum, Johnny Cardenas, who is an assistant coach at SFA and played for McSpadden at Seward in 1992 and 1993. From SCCC, Cardenas transferred to Texas Christian University and then signed a Major League Baseball contract. Cardenas played professionally for the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers.

Majors, a 5’10” left fielder from Owasso, Okla. (Owasso H.S.) spent two seasons as the Saints lead-off hitter and was also a two-time All-Jayhawk West selection. Majors notched his place in Seward County baseball history this past year collecting 81 base hits, placing him 10th on the all-time list. Majors led the Saints in hitting during his sophomore season batting .389 (81-for-208) and also led the team with 50 runs scored and a .476 on base percentage. Majors recorded a team-high 25 multi-hit games during his sophomore season.

Majors joins an Emporia State baseball program that is coming off their finest season in the programs history since joining the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). In 2006, Emporia State won the regular season MIAA Conference and then won the NCAA Central Regional Tournament placing them in the NCAA D-II World Series. Emporia State finished their season with a 48-13 overall record and a No. 2 NCAA national ranking. Majors will play for Hornets Head Coach, Bob Fornelli, who in 10 years as a head coach has an overall record of 431-182 (.703 %) ranking him sixth among active NCAA D-II coaches in winning percentage. Fornelli has guided eight teams in his career to NCAA Postseason appearances.

Sopic, a 6’6” right handed pitcher from Arlington, Texas, (Martin H.S.) was a draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles (34th Round) in the 2005 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft after his freshman season at SCCC. Sopic recorded a 2-1 record in 20 innings pitched during his sophomore campaign. He is headed to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, who competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) and is an NAIA program. USAO finished the 2006 season with an overall record of 17-23.