Apr 17, 2024

⚾ Brendan Stults to join FHSU baseball

Posted Apr 17, 2024 9:27 PM
Brendan Stults
Brendan Stults

There are two sides to Hays High senior Brendan Stults. According to head baseball coach Dustin Dreher he is a bulldog on the mound. At other times you will see him performing behind the double bass.

Baseball has led him to sign with Fort Hays State University where the music department is willing to work with his schedules.

Stults says while the two sides are polar opposites, baseball and the double bass are "...two in the same. They both require a lot of practice and a lot of technical work." The bonus is that Stults doesn't feel like he has to change who he is while doing either skill.

Out at the baseball diamond Stults has a home on the mound. Dreher had a decision to make during Stults' junior year. Place him on the junior varsity roster and make sure he gets lots of reps or get occasional and inconsistent time on varsity. While Stults was disappointed he landed on the JV team he trusted the coaching staff.

One year later he is signing with the hometown Fort Hays State Tigers.

Stults currently has a 1.91 ERA that covers 11 innings pitched. He has pitched in three games an started two of those. He has allowed just three earned runs during his time on the mound.

While he has limited time with a bat in his hand during games, Stults points out with a wry smile that he has the highest batting average on the team at .500. He is 1 for 2 at the plate this season with his first varsity hit of the year coming on Tuesday against Dodge City when Hays locked up the Western Athletic Conference championship.

This past fall Dreher had a conversation with the senior pitcher. Stults mentioned his goal was to pitch for FHSU. As a former Tiger himself, Dreher is pleased to see him get that opportunity.