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Spotlight On: Adam Stilts

Baseball pitcher Adam Stilts
Program: Baseball
Class of 2022
Hometown: Alton

L&C's most prolific pitcher in 2021, Adam Stilts, is not content to just relax in the off-season. He has also found success playing for the newly-formed Alton River Dragons summer collegiate squad. 

Stilts, an Alton High School graduate entering his sophomore year at L&C, said it was an honor to play for the River Dragons. 

"It's really exciting to be here," he said. "Not only do I get to play with a great group of guys, but these are some of the best players from colleges and universities all around the country. They're just fun to play with."

The hard-throwing right-handed starter led the L&C pitching staff in strikeouts (67) and innings pitched (64) in his freshman year. He walked only 14 batters and held an ERA of 4.50.

It is the recruitment efforts of L&C coaches Martz and Ferguson that first attracted Stilts to Lewis and Clark. 

"I knew Martz was a great pitching coach, and Ferguson is going to continue being great there," he said. "I feel like they've really built up a good program, and I'm excited to be back this fall. I think the best is yet to come. I love being around my teammates every moment I can. That's time you don't get back."

Stilts is studying business with a focus on sports management, although his focus remains on a career in baseball. He does, however, recommend L&C for its academics, alongside athletics. 

"It's a great school," he said. "It's probably the nicest community college you'll find. It feels like a university. The school side of it is very solid."