Three more Seward County Community College baseball players have signed official letters of intent at four-year programs for 2007-2008. Stu Schlemeyer, Eric Everson and Curtis Hamilton, all two-year players in the Saintsí program, have received scholarships to continue their academics and baseball career at the next level. Schlemeyer will be going to William Jewell College (NAIA), Everson has signed at the University of Central Arkansas (NCAA D-I) and Hamilton will play at Washburn University (NCAA D-II). This signing group gives the Saints a total of eight sophomores from 2006-07 who are advancing to play at the four-year collegiate baseball level.

Schlemeyer (Colorado Springs, Colo.), a Second Team Jayhawk West All-Conference pick, was the starting left fielder for Seward County last season. He finished second on the team in batting average (.366) and also scored 49 runs with 70 base hits, five doubles, two triples, a home run and 40 RBI. Schlemeyer was also one of the Saints top base stealers with 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts. In addition, Schlemeyer recorded 20 multi-hit games and had a career-high 11 game hitting streak in 2006-07.

Schlemeyer will join the William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.) baseball program, which has achieved a high-level of success in the Heart of America Conference over the last few years. In 2007, William Jewell finished with a 41-18 overall record and a second place finish (22-10 record) their conference. They received a No. 15 national NAIA ranking and finished their season in the Region 5 championship game. Schlemeyer choose William Jewell over Mount Olive College and Emporia State University.

Everson (Westminster, Colo.), a 6-foot-1-inch left-handed pitcher, finished his career as a Saint ranked fifth all-time in career games pitched (33) and second all-time in career saves (6) at Seward County. During his freshman season, Everson recorded four saves, tying for third all-time in SCCC history for single-season saves. He was third on the team with a 4.15 ERA in 2007, where he registered a 4-3 record with two saves. Everson made 15 appearances with 39 innings pitched and 32 strikeouts.

Everson becomes the sixth player from Seward County this season to sign with a NCAA Division I program as he heads to the University of Central Arkansas (Conway, Ark.), who competes in the Southland Conference. UCA went 21-32 this past season with a 10-20 record in the Southland Conference. Everson also considered the University of Northern Colorado, Wayne State, Fort Hays State, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Wayland Baptist and William Jewell.

Hamilton (Silver Lake, Kan.), a 6-foot lefty was a key contributor out of the bullpen for the Saints in his two seasons. Hamilton made 23 career appearances where he pitched in 40.2 innings and recorded 25 strikeouts. Hamilton tallied a career-best 4.70 ERA during his freshman season.

Hamilton will be just 13 miles from his hometown next year playing for the Washburn Ichabods (Topeka, Kan.), who compete at the NCAA D-II level in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Washburn completed last season with a 21-28 overall record and with a 15-21 record in MIAA competition.