High School Baseball: Muldrow's Stevenson signs with Southwestern Christian University
MULDROW — Ever since Tyler Stevenson can remember he’s been playing and loved the game of baseball.
The Muldrow High senior will now officially be able to play the game he loves at the next level as in front of his family and fellow classmates Stevenson signed his Letter of Intent to play baseball next year at Southwestern Christian University on Wednesday morning.
“It’s an honor I’m very blessed to be able to play at the next level,” Stevenson said. “I liked it it’s awesome to have everyone’s support.”
Southwestern Christian University, an NAIA school in Bethany, is about three hours west of Muldrow.
Initially it was Stevenson who started the recruiting process.
Stevenson went to the school’s athletic website and filled the information and the Eagles coaching staff reached out.
Upon making an official visit the 5-foot-9 160-pounder fell in love with the school and baseball program.
“I ended up falling in love with it,” Stevenson said. “Coaches were nice, players were cool I just loved it there. It was pretty cool.”
Stevenson who played the middle infield as well as pitched some this year for the Bulldogs is up for playing wherever Southwestern Christian is up for playing him.
Rather that’s in the middle infield or the outfield he’ll play wherever asked.
“It just depends,” Stevenson said. “We’ll see how it goes when I get down there after summer.”
Stevenson has already started doing workout regimens designed by the SCU training staff.
Going to and playing at SCU is a great medium for Stevenson who wanted to be far enough away where he was on his own but at the same time be close enough that his family and friends could watch him play.
Muldrow coach Jamie Armer feels the Eagles are getting a solid ball player.
“He’s a really good athlete and a really good baseball player,” Armer said. “For me he could play any position. He’s got a good bat and a good stick who bats from the left side.”
The Eagles at the time of press are 37-19 overall and are playing in the Central Regional Tournament.
Armer was full of praise for Stevenson but said to excel at the next level his work ethic will need to increase.
Armer said playing in college isn’t like playing in high school.
“Going to college is a little different,” Armer said. “He’ll have to work a little harder but other than that he’s a really good player. Once he gets there and a feel for it I think he’ll excel and I hope he does.”
With less than two weeks before graduation, Stevenson said his time at Muldrow as well as playing on the baseball team has gone by like a blur.
“It goes by so fast,” Stevenson said. “It’s like a blink of an eye like it never happened.”