It hasn’t taken Adam Stevens long to turn the baseball program around at Central College. Stevens took over a program three years ago that had posted only three winning seasons since 1974 and after a 21-18 record in 2005 the Dutch are off to a 16-6 start overall and have the early lead in the Iowa Conference race with a record of 5-1.

Stevens says the softball and football and volleyball teams have all done well and he says he knew they could get good players to come in and believe. He says the coaches and players are glad to see their hard work is starting to payoff in the win column. He says they’re winning games they haven’t won in the past. Stevens says they try to prepare the players during the week as much as they can and then let them play during the games.

Central returns to action Saturday at the University of Dubuque and Stevens says after going through a busy stretch he is trying to get his players some time off.
Stevens says his team is battling some injuries this week with their catcher, and he says that hurts because he’s been handling the pitchers so well.