The Cowley College baseball team had 12 sophomores and one redshirt freshman recently sign National Letters of Intent to continue their playing careers with four-year schools.

As freshmen during the 2019 season, the 12 players helped the Tigers to go 47-14, capture their third straight conference title and advance to the Juco World Series, where they won a pair of games.

The Tigers were on their way to another strong season in 2020, winning their first eight games. Cowley was 15-7 overall when the season was canceled due to COVID-19.

Six of the 13 players inked with NCAA Division I schools.

Hard-throwing pitcher Miguel Obeso signed with Texas Tech University, all-conference shortstop Logan Steenstra signed with the University of Tennessee, all-conference third baseman George Specht signed with Dallas Baptist University, outfielder Tyler Halstead signed with Campbell University, outfielder Kade Self signed with Ohio University, and former Arkansas City High School pitcher Hunter O’Toole signed with Southeast Louisiana University.

Redshirt freshman pitcher C.D. White signed with NCAA Division II Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., as did sophomore infielder Blaze Brothers and outfielder Corbin Lill.

Outfielder Carson Cox signed with D-II University of Texas at Tyler, while pitchers Austin Neal (Emporia State University) and Chris Goldston (Southwestern Oklahoma State University) also signed with D-II schools.

Sophomore first baseman Cade Stephens rounded out the signees by choosing to sign with NAIA Oklahoma City University.

“We are extremely excited for our players and we are very proud of what they have accomplished at Cowley,” Cowley associate head coach Brock Buckingham said. “It says a lot of the players and our program that this many players are moving on with what happened to our season.”

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