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Baseball Signs 9 New Roughriders for 2017

The 2016 NJCAA DI National Champion Yavapai College Baseball team and head coach Ryan Cougill have announced the 2017 recruiting class. The recruits include 9 newcomers to the ‘Riders program. Eight of the nine commits are from the state of Arizona. “We are excited to announce the 2017 recruiting class. I congratulate Coach Dawson and Coach Wise on their efforts as well as the players and families now a par ...

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Calhoun Named MVP

Former Roughrider baseball player and current Los Angeles Dodger prospect, Willie Calhoun was named the 2015 AFL (Arizona Fall League) Fall Stars Game held on November 5th at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. Calhoun was 3 for 3 with a home run and two runs batted in. During the 2016 season, Calhoun hit 27 home runs and 25 doubles and had a slugging percentage of .469. While at Yavapai, Calhoun led the ...

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2 Roughriders Will Become Members of ACCAC Hall of Fame

The Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) has announced the 2016 Hall of Fame Class. This is the second class since the inception of the Hall of Fame in 2015. Former Yavapai College Athletics Director and Men’s Basketball Coach, Dave Brown, was the sole Yavapai inductee in the first class. In this second class, former baseball coach, Gary Ward, and current men’s soccer coach, Mike Pantalione ...

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Roughrider Baseball Players are In Demand

Members of the 2016 NJCAA National Championship Roughrider Baseball Team are hot commodities and universities across the nation were eager to snatch them up for their respective teams. JOSEPH ROMERO signed with the University of Arizona, an NCAA Division I institution. Jojo was drafted in the fourth round of the recent MLB draft and signed with Philadelphia Phillies. NATE EASLEY signed with Washington State ...

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17 Roughriders Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

The NJCAA announced the 2015-16 Academic Student-Athlete Awards and Yavapai College has 17 student-athletes earn the honor for their efforts in the classroom. Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor: Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA Exemplary Academic Achiev ...

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Yavapai’s Romero Drafted in the 4th Round

Fresh off a 15 strikeout, complete game victory in the NJCAA World Series Title Game, Friday morning Roughrider pitcher JoJo Romero was selected in 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadlphia Phillies as the first pick in the fourth round. Romero becomes the highest Roughrider picked in the draft since 1986 when Curt Schilling was chosen in the 2nd round by the Boston Red Sox. According to Baseball- ...

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Roughrider Baseball Crowned National Champions

The Yavapai College Baseball team is the 2016 NJCAA Division I National Champions!!! The Roughriders beat San Jacinto-North College Saturday night, 5-2, in the title game in Grand Junction, Colorado. The championship is the 4th for the Roughriders and the first since 1993. Yavapai concludes the season with a 49-20 overall record, an NJCAA Region I Division I Championship, a NJCAA Division I West District Ch ...

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Baseball Championship Game Information

The Roughriders have a day off on Friday and will play in the Championship Game on Saturday at 7:00 PM Colorado Time. They will play the winner of the Chattahoochee Valley and San Jacinto Game being played Friday at 7:00 PM. Chattahoochee Valley beat San Jacinto this evening, 14-4 giving a single loss to San Jacinto. Chattahoochee already suffered a defeat earlier in the tournament. MLB.com will be streamin ...

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Roughriders Earn a Spot in the Championship Game

The Roughriders baseball team advanced to the NJCAA World Series Championship Game today with a 7-3 victory over Iowa Western Community College Thursday afternoon in Grand Junction, Colorado. Yavapai now has a 48-20 overall record and Iowa Western concludes their season at 52-15. Hayden Durkiewicz took the ball on the mound today and was dominant from the bump. Durkiewicz threw 5.2 innings surrendering 2 ru ...

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