For the second year in a row the Sterling College Baseball team has had back to back 40+ win seasons. The boys finished up their conference season 24-4 which was good enough to make them co-champions of the Kansas Christian Athletic Conference for the second year in a row. The team went on to win the KCAC tournament for the second year in a row. This team picture was taken after they won the KCAC tournament.
Winning the conference tournament got them a spot in the NAIA World Series Regional in Oklahoma City for the second year in a row. They won 3 straight games and in the Championship Game, beat the #2 ranked team in the nation. The team picture below was taken in Oklahoma City after winning the regional.
We were able to go to the game this last Saturday. It was so wonderful for our family to be there with all the other families!
After the game, we all drove home and got in late that night. It was real special for all the guys because a firetruck escorted them from the south entrance of the City of Sterling to the baseball field at Sterling College. Waiting for them at the field were at least 100 students and fans. It was a night for all of us to remember. One of our boys said that he felt like a celebrity. Made me smile, they all worked so hard!
Winning the regional in OKC means that for the first time in School history they are going to the NAIA Avista World Series in Lewiston, Idaho! Their record as of now is 48-12.
Now for the special part. My sweet man, myself and our two daughters really wanted to go to Idaho to support the guys. We have seen some of the baseball team come to Christ and start living for Him in this last year. My sweet man has invested a lot of time and Bible study with them. Anyway we had some extra money saved and we were really praying as to what we should do. Today I was talking to one of the main "sports persons" (I am not sure if I should name them at this time so I won't). I asked if they were going. They said yes. I said that we were praying about it and then he said, "I will take care of your gas!" I couldn't believe my ears. Of course I cried and said, "thank you". They are also looking into lodging for us. The Lord blessed us big time. We would appreciate prayer.....as we get ready. We have the farm taken care of and all our animals. So now you see why I said "In the Blessing Jar"!!!!!!!!!! I am going to get a lot of stitching projects ready for stitchin as we drive. Idaho is a long way from Sterling, Kansas! Yahoo!!!!!!
Look at what was on the back of our dock at the college kitchen. A robins nest. Love the color of the eggs. This is exactly what the color of the eggs looked like!
Hugs to you and may the Lord bless you all!!!!!!!!