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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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Riders Tame Cougars

The Roughrider baseball team swept a road doubleheader from South Mountain Community College Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix, 7-6 and 8-4. Yavapai improves their overall record to 26-25 and 15-21 in the conference standings. Despite the sweep, YC is eliminated from the playoff hunt as a result of a Cochise College sweep over Paradise Valley Community College Tuesday in Douglas. In the opener, Yavapai took an e ...

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Playoff Hopes Dim With Sweep

Mathematically, the Roughrider baseball is still in the hunt for the fourth and final playoff spot despite dropping a doubleheader to league league leader #13 ranked Central Arizona College (39-13, 24-10) Saturday afternoon in Casa Grande, 4-2 and 6-1. YC is now 13-21 in the conference standings and 24-25 overall. YC is 3 games back of the final playoff spot with four games remaining in the regular season. ...

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Geckos Bite Riders

The Roughrider team dropped a home doubleheader to GateWay Community College Tuesday afternoon, 9-1 and 6-5. YC is now 24-23 overall and 13-19 in conference play. GateWay improves to 30-20 on the year and 19-13 in the league standings. With 6 games remaining, Yavapai is 2 games out of the final playoff spot. In the opener, GateWay pulled away with five late runs for the lopsided victory. The Roughrider offe ...

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