Rogers enjoyed an outstanding career on the diamond finishing as ORU’s all-time leader in wins (34) and strikeouts (334). Rogers, the 2001 Summit League Pitcher of the Year, earned second and third-team All-America honors that year after going 14-1 with a 2.37 ERA and a school record 137 strikeouts. Rogers helped lead the Golden Eagles to four Summit League crowns and NCAA Regional appearances. At the 2002 Regional in Wichita, Rogers tossed a complete game two-hitter against Wichita State in the opening game. Rogers was drafted by Cleveland in the 20th round in 2001 but didn’t sign with the Indians until prior to the 2002 draft.