Former Crowder pitcher Adam Scoggins became the latest former Crowder player to join the ranks of signing with a four-year school, when he recently announced his commitment to NCAA Division I Oral Roberts (Tulsa).
Scoggins appeared in 12 games last season for the Roughriders, all out of the bullpen, and he recorded a 0-2 mark with a 10.29 ERA and 30 strikeouts and 21 walks over 14 innings. Scoggins had six strikeouts in three different relief appearances against Kansas junior colleges, Labette, Neosho County, and Fort Scott.
In the JUCO World Series season of 2017, Scoggins finished 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA in six appearances and he recorded 13 strikeouts and three walks over nine innings of work.
That talented Crowder pitching staff featured a pair of current pros in Aaron Ashby and Kyle Wilson and several NCAA-I arms.
Scoggins played on Crowder teams with a combined 100 wins.
Scoggins, a strong-armed southpaw, joins Kobe Morris (Alabama), Luke Price (Oklahoma), Cameron Witt (Campbell), Bryce Bartlett (Arkansas), E.J. Scott (Louisiana-Monroe), and the trio of Tyler Duncan, Zach Jackson, and Jack Jumper (Arkansas State) in signing with a NCAA-I school for the 2018-19 season.
Meanwhile, Oral Roberts finished 38-20 overall and 24-6 in the Summit Conference last season. The Golden Eagles are joined by Western Illinois, North Dakota State, Omaha, and Fort Wayne.
Oral Roberts won both the regular season (10 games ahead of Western Illinois) and postseason tournament titles in the Summit and reached the NCAA-I regional in Fayetteville, where the Golden Eagles took losses to Arkansas and Dallas Baptist.
Scoggins joins former Crowder teammate Colton Larkins on the Oral Roberts roster. Last season, Larkins finished 3-1 with a 3.89 ERA and 36 strikeouts and 10 walks over 34 2/3 innings; Larkins posted a pair of wins against South Dakota State.
Oral Roberts had six players, including five pitchers, selected in the MLB Draft in June: Kyler Stout (18th round), Cal Hernandez (26th), Taylor Varnell (29th), Miguel Ausua (29th), Justin McGregor (31st), and Grant Townsend (34th).
Established in 1966, Oral Roberts baseball has a storied tradition: 28 NCAA Tournament appearances (including four straight) and one College World Series appearance (1978). In that CWS, Oral Roberts defeated North Carolina 11-0 before taking close losses against Arizona State (7-6) and Miami (5-3).