Game Day Preview (Baseball)
2015 Records: Yavapai (45-18, 22-14) won the NJCAA West District and advanced to the NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series; Colorado Northwestern (14-33, 7-25); Southern Nevada (44-16, 23-9); Salt Lake (37-24, 19-13); Southern Idaho (30-24, 15-17).
Setting: YC was 7-4 at neutral sites last season.
All-Time: YC is 8-0 against Colorado Northwestern; YC is 8-19-1 versus Southern Nevada; Riders are 18-9 against Salt Lake; YC is 8-7 against Southern Idaho.
Last Meeting: Yavapai beat Colorado Northwestern on February 1, 2014, 16-5; YC beat Southern Nevada in the NJCAA Western District Championship game on May 16, 2015, 9-6; Yavapai beat Salt Lake in the NJCAA Western District Tournament on May 14, 2015, 12-8; YC beat Southern Idaho on January 24, 2013, 13-5.
Players to watch: Yavapai – JoJo Romero, Degan Harte and Nate Easley; Colorado Northwestern – Tanner Nieslanik and Trevar Bradley; Southern Nevada – Alec Hutt and Aj Jones; Salt Lake – Skyler Mahoney and Trenton Griffin; Southern Idaho – Joey Rossi and Parker Loutensock.
Coaches: Yavapai — Ryan Cougill (3rd Season/113-56); Colorado Northwestern – Lou McCollum; Southern Nevada – Nick Garritano (6th season/187-107); Salt Lake – David Nelson (13th season/432-250); Southern Idaho – Boomer Walker (12th season/367-270).
Fun Fact: 2016 OPENING DAY!!!