Former and Current Rams Baseball Players Have Standout Summers September 17, 2010 | RSS Adam Hoyt (above) and Donald Howell (below) enjoyed special summers. Bluefield, VA—Donald Howell, a 2010 Bluefield College graduate and closer for the BC Rams Baseball team signed a pro- contract to continue his baseball career past the collegiate level. Donald Howell (above) signed a pro- contract with the Cruisers. Howell who played in 30 games for the Rams and was 4-1 on the season with a 1.87 ERA, and with 14 saves signed with the Oakland City Cruisers of Waterford Township, Michigan. The Cruisers are a part of the Eastern Division of the Frontier League. Howell who was a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) 2010 Division I All- American Team, and the 2009 Most Valuable Player of the NCCAA World Series Tournament. Howell was also a player on the 2009 National Championship Team in 2009. He finished his first season with the Oakland County Cruisers with a 2-1 record and a 3.68 ERA, the Cruisers finished in 3rd place in the Frontier League Eastern Division. Adam Hoyt (above) played in the CRCBL this summer for Nationals. Adam Hoyt, a current BC student and member of the BC Rams Baseball team, played summer ball for the Southern Maryland Nationals. The Nationals are a member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Hoyt who is a pitcher for the Rams, finished the 2010 season with a 8-5 record and a 3.91 ERA. Hoyt was named to the second team roster on the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League All- League Team. Hoyt finished the summer with the Nationals with a 3-1 record and a 3.52 ERA with one save on the season. Hoyt started in 9 games for the Nationals and played in 11 games, pitching 64 innings. He had 47 strikes, 28 walks, 65 hits, and 25 earned runs during the season. Hoyt will return to play the rest of his collegiate season at Bluefield College for the Rams in 2011.