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2014 Hall of Fame Induction

On Saturday, October 11th, the 2014 class of the Yavapai College Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted at a ceremonial luncheon on the Rock House patio on the campus of Yavapai College. This year’s inductees included: Mr. Paul Roberts – Contributor Mr. Roberts served as the Roughrider Club president for 11 years. Paul was instrumental in instituting community interaction with the athletic teams and the communi ...

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Weather Wreaks Havoc on Roughrider Athletic Schedules

Due to heavy rain and frequent lightening all 3 Yavapai outdoor athletic teams are dealing with cancellations today. The Roughrider soccer team game with Scottsdale has been rescheduled for Monday (9/29) at 6:00 pm again in Scottsdale. Both softball and baseball off-season games scheduled this weekend have been cancelled. ...

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Australian Baseball for Vocca

Story written by Derek Evans and published by the Verde Independent newspaper. Mingus graduate looks to foreign country to achieve dream. In sports, sometimes athletes are forced to wait to achieve their goals. The wait can be very long and frustrating. But, sometimes, it's worth it. Mingus Union High School alumni Tony Vocca hopes his wait will achieve him his goal of becoming a major league baseball playe ...

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Yavapai’s Luke Doyle Earns Summer League MVP

After a successful summer in the Kansas based Jayhawk League, a summer collegiate league for some of the country’s top collegiate baseball talent, Luke Doyle has been named as the league’s Most Valuable Player. An honor presented by league representatives and coaches. Doyle displayed impressive offensive stats, hitting .357 with 11 doubles, 4 homeruns, and 18 RBI’s in 115 at bats for the Wellington Heat. Fo ...

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Roughrider Baseball Assistant Coach Accepts Coaching Position With University of Arizona

Roughrider assistant baseball coach Josh Garcia has accepted an assistant coaching position with the University of Arizona. Garcia steps down after 2 seasons with the Roughriders. The Phoenix native returns to the U of A where he played for the Wildcats from 2009-2011. Additionally, he served as an assistant coach for the Wildcats and head coach Andy Lopez. Coach Lopez tweeted today, “Glad to welcome back f ...

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Former Riders Called Up On The Same Day

Two former Roughrider baseball players each received the call to the bigs on the same day. Kirby Yates (2008 & 2009) and Ken Giles (2011) were notified on June 7th to report to their respective clubs. Yates left his Durham Bulls AAA team to meet the club in Tampa for a game against the Seattle Mariners. The Hawaii native saw his first action that night throwing 1.1 innings without surrendering a hit and ...

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YC Baseball Players Moving On

Coach Ryan Cougill has announced the signings of his sophomore class: “Coach Garcia, Coach Dawson and I are very happy for this group of sophomores and feel that they’ve committed to schools that will push them to get their degrees as well as continue to develop their athletic abilities.  These are programs that have a proven track record of success on and off the field and have invested quite a bit of scho ...

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Former Rider Baseball Players in the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Eight former Roughrider baseball players and their current teams were selected to the 64 team NCAA Baseball Tournament. Oregon State claimed the overall #1 seed in the tournament featuring former YC outfielder/pitcher Michael Howard. The tournament opens up on Friday, May 30th with 16 four-team, double elimination regionals with the winners advancing to a best of three super regional the following weekend. ...

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Doyle, Hermanson, Clifford Named All-ACCAC/Region

As voted on by the ACCAC coaches Sunday, YC baseball players Luke Doyle, Andrew Hermanson and Brody Clifford were named to the ACCAC/NJCAA All-Region I teams. All three players are freshmen. Doyle was voted to the First Team and Hermanson and Clifford were voted to the Second Team. Doyle finished the regular season with a .369 batting average, 5th in the conference. The Deer Valley High School product also ...

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