The Warriors celebrated Senior Day Saturday, April 24 splitting a doubleheader with York College.
This would put the warriors at ninth in the KCAC with a record of 10-20 and an overall record of 19-26.
Scorers for the Warriors in the first contest include Eric Robles with three scores, Zavion Crosby with two, while Matthew McElroy, Daniel Medina, Uziel Santos and Nate Petrov all chipped in one.
In the second game scoring turned out to be much more scarce with scores coming from Crosby and Kekahi Reiny – Aloy.
“Senior Day is always a tough day because it is filled with emotions because it’s their last time to play at home in front of our fans for the seniors. Plus, a lot of family and friends come from all over the place to come support them for the weekend” head coach Dylan Connolly said.
For several of the seniors on the team, adversity was an underlying theme of this season.
“We went through many ups and downs during the season, but we have been able to stay mostly close as a team. Coach Connolly has been a great influence on keeping us together and fighting through adversity,” he said.
As seniors, all of them hope to leave their mark on the team.
“The impact I want to leave on the program is the work ethic, and determination. I have always strived to be the best, and by all means I do not make excuses. Lastly, if you have the determination along with the work ethic you can overcome any obstacle and become stronger on the other side. I hope I was a good leader for this team to take the next step next season,” stated Dozier.
Along with leaving their own impact, the seniors are grateful for the impact that the coaching staff has had on their lives.
“Coach Connolly deserves the utmost respect and love. I have only been here for one year and he took me in as his own son and I am forever grateful for that,” Petrov said. Family has been a common theme among all the Sterling College athletic teams since established. The seniors reflect on what family meant to them on this team.
Connolly reciprocates the sentiment.
“All these seniors have grown for the better from the first day they stepped foot on campus to now. They will be great husbands and fathers if they choose to be. In addtition, they will be able to help change the world for the better. They will always be apart of the Sterling College baseball family and my family as well. I love them all,” he said.
The Warriors were back in action April 27 against Hastings College followed by a doubleheader againist Tabor College on May 1.
Results were unavailable at the time of press.