Stults family

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The Stults family includes (from left): Luke, Madeline, Hallie, Stephanie (Herbster) '04 and Eric Stults.

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Eric Stults ’02 came back to campus this summer to show his family where his 14-year pro career began.

At Bethel, Stults was a four-year letter winner in baseball and a two-year letter winner in basketball. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 15th round in 2002 and throughout his career, pitched for the Colorado Rockies, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and L.A. Dodgers.

“Being a Christian [in the major leagues], you were definitely a minority,” he says. “There were challenges of being around things that weren’t uplifting.”

But with the trials came several opportunities to speak to share his faith — something that was instilled in him as a Bethel player.

He decided in 2015 that it was time to turn the focus to his family, which includes his wife Stephanie (Herbster) ’04, and their children, Madeline, Luke and Hallie.

Read the full story on Oct. 1.