Roduner signs with Emporia State

Christian Roduner, center, is flanked by his parents Ronnie and Suzanne Tull as he signs to play baseball at Emporia State University in 2018. Standing are his girlfriend Meg Kirk and Trojans head coach Ryan Carter.
Christian Roduner, center, is flanked by his parents Ronnie and Suzanne Tull as he signs to play baseball at Emporia State University in 2018. Standing are his girlfriend Meg Kirk and Trojans head coach Ryan Carter.

Colby Community College utility player Christian Roduner signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and baseball career at Emporia State University in 2018. The sophomore from Rossville will transfer after graduating from CCC in May.

"We are very happy for Christian and his family," said Trojans head coach Ryan Carter. "He is getting an opportunity to play for one of the best in Bob Fornelli. Christian is a fierce competitor and our 'glue guy' as he holds us all together."

Roduner was an All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College first-team selection his freshman year. He hit .320 and drove in 37, and was second on the Trojans in home runs (6) and stolen bases (11). He also had the distinction of leading the team for most times hit by a pitch with 15.

Emporia State competes at the NCAA Division II level as a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Since Fornelli took over the baseball program in 2004, the Hornets have been to the NCAA Tournament 11 times, including two World Series appearances and a national runner-up finish in 2009.