Yavapai College Interim Head Baseball Coach Ryan Cougill has been named the permanent head coach for the Roughrider baseball team becoming the sixth skipper in YC history. Cougill led the Roughriders to a 43-15 overall record and a 25-13 conference mark in the 2013 season. Cougill has been with the
The 2013 Roughrider baseball season came to an end Saturday afternoon in Douglas with a 6-5 loss to Cochise College in the final game of the best-of-three NJCAA Region I Division Playoff Series. YC concludes the season with a 43-15 overall record. Cochise advances to the Region Championship Series
The Roughrider baseball team lives to see another day after a 7-4 victory over Cochise College in the NJCAA Region I Division I Playoffs. YC used a five-run 3rd inning to take the lead for good and Jacob Doyle was stellar from the mound for his 6th victory of the year despite walking 9 batters.
The Roughrider baseball team dropped the first game of a best-of-three series of the NJCAA Region I Division I Playoffs Thursday afternoon to Cochise College, 2-1. YC now has an overall record of 42-14.
Peter Lenstrohm was stellar in this pitcher’s duel throwing 8 strong innings, scattering
The Roughrider baseball team placed four players on the post-season All-Conference and All-Region teams as voted on by the league coaches Sunday. Krysthian Leal, Tim Arakawa and Drew Turbin were named to the 1st Team All-ACCAC and 1st Team All-NJCAA Region I Division I squads. Stephen Carbajal was
The Roughrider baseball dropped their third consecutive game with a 14-11 loss Saturday afternoon against Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher. Yavapai concludes the regular season with a 42-13 overall record and a 25-13 ACCAC mark. EAC improves to 22-33 on the season and 11-27 in the conference.
The Roughrider baseball team split a doubleheader with South Mountain Community College on Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park. YC easily won the first game 9-1 and fell in the second game, 14-4. Yavapai is now 42-11 on the year and 25-11 in the ACCAC with 2 games remaining in the regular season.
The Roughrider baseball team swept a pivotal doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Roughrider Park over first place Central Arizona College, 4-3 and 6-5. Yavapai is now 41-10 on the season and 24-10 in the ACCAC standings. Central Arizona falls to 39-13 overall and 25-9 in conference play.
The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader with Mesa Community College (30-27, 21-23Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field, 13-2 and 4-7. YC is now 33-16 on the year and 29-13 in the ACCAC.
The Roughrider nine scored runs in each of their four innings for the run-rule shortened game.
The Roughrider baseball team dropped a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix to GateWay Community College, 7-4 and 5-4. YC falls to 37-10 on the year and 20-10 in the ACCAC standings. GateWay improves to 25-22 overall and 17-15 in conference play. Cochise College remains in first place with a
The Roughrider baseball team crushed the Aztecs from Pima Community College on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep, 12-5 and 12-0. Yavapai is now 37-8 overall and 20-8 in ACCAC. Pima falls to 21-23 on the year and 11-17 in the conference standing.
In the first game, YC came from behind with
The Roughrider baseball team split a home doubleheader with fellow ACCAC Division I foe Arizona Western College (27-16, 15-10) Tuesday afternoon. The Matadors won the opener 3-2 and YC bounced back in the second game, 9-5. YC is 35-8 on the year and 18-8 in the ACCAC standings. Despite the split,
The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Douglas against league leader Cochise College, 12-6 and 5-12. YC is now 34-7 overall and 17-7 in the ACCAC race. Cochise remains in a tie for first place with a record of 34-10 on the year and 20-6 in the conference standings.
The Roughrider baseball team got a key ACCAC Division I sweep Tuesday afternoon at Central Arizona College in Casa Grande, 3-2 and 2-4. Yavapai is now 33-6 overall and 16-6 in the conference standings. Central Arizona is 30-7 and 17-5 in conference play.
Yavapai came from behind in the first
The Roughrider baseball team won their 18th consecutive game Saturday afternoon, 7-5, over Glendale Community College in Glendale. The Roughrider nine is chasing the record of 26 straight victories set in 2005. YC is now 32-5 overall and 15-5 in ACCAC play. Glendale falls to 18-22 on the year and
The Roughrider baseball team beat the Gauchos from Glendale Community College Friday afternoon in a single 9-inning game, 4-3 to extend their winning streak to 17. The YC record is 26 set in 2005. In two meetings this season, YC has beat Glendale by a total of 2 runs (1-0 in February). Yavapai is
Sophomore outfielder Tim Arakawa has committed to play this summer for the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League. According to the league’s website, “The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across the nation and North America.
The Roughrider baseball team kept pace with the league leaders Tuesday afternoon in a doubleheader sweep over Paradise Valley Community College, 11-4 and 5-4. Yavapai improves to 30-5 on the year and 13-5 in the ACCAC race. Paradise Valley falls to 13-21-1 on the season and 9-11 in conference action.
The Roughrider baseball team pounded the North Shore Twins, 12-1, Monday afternoon in a non-conference affair at Roughrider Park. In the past two games, YC has scored 24 runs compared to 2 for their opponents. YC improves their overall record to 28-5.
Stephen Carbajal who went 3 for 4 with
The Roughrider baseball team improved their overall record to 27-5 and their conference mark to 11-5 with a doubleheader sweep Saturday over Phoenix College, 3-2 and 12-1. The Bears fall to 13-19 overall and 4-12 in ACCAC play.
YC came from behind in the first game winning in the final inning
The Roughrider baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon over Western Nebraska Community College, 8-6 and 15-6. Yavapai is now 25-5 on the season.
In the opener, Drew Turbin and Krysthian Leal had three hits to pace the Roughrider offense with three hits apiece.
The Roughrider baseball team swept an ACCAC twinbill Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park over the Gila Monsters from Eastern Arizona College, 10-4 and 13-3. YC is now 23-5 overall and 9-5 in ACCAC action. EAC falls to 14-19 on the year and 3-13 in conference play.
The Gila Monsters took and
The Roughrider baseball team routed the Plainsmen from Northeastern Junior College Saturday afternoon at Roughrider Park, 16-3. YC pounded opponent pitching with 20 hits and 15 RBI’s. YC improves to 21-5 on the season. Northeastern falls to 15-12.
YC scored 8 runs in the first inning and
In dramatic fashion, the Roughrider’s version of the “Cardiac Kids” baseball team won two games Thursday afternoon to improve their record to 20-5 overall. Yavapai pounded Monroe Community College, NY 14-4 in the first game of the day and beat #20 New Mexico Junior College in the nightcap, 9-8
The Roughrider baseball team improved their record to 18-5 on the season with two victories on Wednesday afternoon at Roughrider Park against Williston State College, 17-0, and Indian Hills Community College, 9-6.
In the opener, YC hitting overwhelmed the visiting Tetons with 16 hits including
The Roughrider baseball team took a break from ACCAC action Monday afternoon to play host to the University of Meiji from Tokyo, Japan. YC proved to be an inhospitable host as they beat the visitors, 4-1 to improve their overall record to 16-5.
Yavapai scored three runs in the bottom of sixth
The Roughrider baseball team split an ACCAC Division I doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Yuma against Arizona Western College, 1-2 and 3-0. YC is now 15-5 overall and 7-5 in the ACCAC. AWC is 15-10 on the season and 7-5 in the conference standings.
The opening game needed extra innings to determine
The Roughrider baseball team split a doubleheader with #3 Cochise College (16-5, 7-3) Saturday afternoon, 11-0 and 4-14. Yavapai is now 14-4 overall and 6-4 in the ACCAC.
Yavapai put together a complete game led by pitcher Jacob Doyle. The University of Arizona transfer pitched a complete game
The Roughrider baseball team took a break from ACCAC play Thursday afternoon for a single 9-inning game against the visiting Firestorm from Arizona Christian University. YC won the game 13-5 to improve to 13-3 on the season.
Nick Sagendorf got the victory allowing three runs and striking out
The Roughrider baseball team swept an afternoon doubleheader Tuesday over the visiting Thunderbirds from Mesa Community College (11-7, 1-6), 4-2 and 11-1. Yavapai is now 12-3 overall and 5-3 in ACCAC action.
Peter Lenstrohm pitched a gem in the opener to get his first victory of the year. The
The Roughrider baseball team split a conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (7-7-1, 1-4-1), 1-3 and 5-3. Yavapai improves to 10-3 overall and 3-3 in ACCAC action.
Jacob Doyle, the starting pitcher, took the loss despite giving up only 1 earned run.
Saturday’s baseball doubleheader between YC and Chandler-Gilbert has been moved to Chandler-Gilbert Community College due to Roughrider Park being unplayable due to the recent snowstorm.
Chandler-Gilbert is located at: 2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
Today’s doubleheader baseball game between Yavapai College and Thompson Rivers University has been cancelled due to the weather. There will be no rescheduled date for those games.
Yavapai returns to the home diamond on Saturday, February 23rd playing host to Chandler/Gilbert Community
The Roughrider baseball team managed only one hit Tuesday afternoon in a 1-0 loss to Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale. YC falls to 8-2 overall and 2-2 in ACCAC action.
Matt Southard got the start on the mound for the Roughriders and was the hard luck loser after pitching seven innings
The one thing that head coach Ryan Cougill knows about his Roughrider baseball team is that they never give up. That was evident in Monday’s thrilling 5-4, 12-inning victory over the visiting Artichokes from Scottsdale Community College. With the win, Yavapai improves to 8-1 overall and 2-1 in ACCAC
The Roughrider baseball team saw their 7-game winning streak come to an end Saturday afternoon in Phoenix but salvaged a key ACCAC Division I road split. YC fell to the Cougars from South Mountain Community College (8-6, 1-1) in today’s opener, 3-0 and bounced back in the nightcap winning 6-1.
The Roughrider baseball team remained undefeated with a doubleheader sweep Wednesday afternoon over #17 Salt Lake Community College, 4-3 and 10-8. Yavapai owns a 7-0 overall record and begins ACCAC action on Saturday at South Mountain Community College.
In the first game, YC used a three-run
The baseball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th between Yavapai College and Salt Lake Community College has moved locations due to the unplayable conditions at Roughrider Park. The games will be played at Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley. Starting time will be at 1:00
The Roughrider baseball doubleheader has been cancelled for Saturday, February 9th due to the forecast of bad weather in the Prescott area.
YC returns to the diamond on Wednesday, February 13th when they entertain Salt Lake Community College in an afternoon doubleheader. The first pitch will
The Roughrider baseball team outlasted the Gauchos from Glendale Community College, 1-0 in a non-conference affair Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park. YC is now 5-0 on the young season.
The Yavapai pitching was dominant on the day. Matt Southard got the start and the lanky right-hander from
The Roughrider softballl team (4-3) will be on the road this Saturday, February 2nd at arch rival Pima Community College (5-1) in Tucson. These two teams have faced each other in the past 4 NJCAA Region I Championship Games with YC winning three times and Pima taking the victory last season.
The Roughrider baseball team pounded the Spartans from Colorado Northwestern Community College Saturday morning in a rain shortened game, 10-1 and used some late game heroics to beat College of Southern Nevada, 5-3 in the nightcap to stay unblemished over the weekend in Las Vegas. YC is now 4-0 on
The Roughrider baseball team opened up the 2013 season with two victories on Friday in Las Vegas. Yavapai beat #17 Salt Lake Community College in the opener, 11-2 and used an 8-run ninth inning to beat the College Southern Idaho, 13-5 in the nightcap.
YC pounded out 15 hits in the first game
Former Yavapai College baseball great, Mario Delgado (1997-99), will be inducted into the Oklahoma City University Athletic Hall of Fame on January 19, 2013.
As a Roughrider, the pitcher/infielder made the All-ACCAC/Region I teams and in 1998, Delgado was the named the ACCAC Player of the Year
Cougill Takes Helm
Sky Smeltzer, the winningest coach in Roughrider baseball history, stepped down Wednesday afternoon to pursue other business ventures near his hometown of Denver, Colorado. Smeltzer had an overall record of 629-314-4 over his 15 year career. His teams won the ACCAC title
Former Roughrider baseball player Ashton McCoy was named to the NBC (National Baseball Congress) All-American Team for his play this past summer. McCoy, who played for head coach Sky Smeltzer in 2010 and 2011, played shortstop for the Casa Grande Cotton Kings. The NBC World Series has been played
Former Roughrider pitcher Tyler Bremer pitched a gem of a game for the Baylor University Bears Monday evening in 1-0 extra inning loss in the NCAA Division I Super Regionals.
Bremer tossed 9 shutout innings (career high), struck out eight Arkansas batters and scattered three hits before giving
Former Yavapai College baseball players Cam Schiller (2008-10) and Tyler Bremer (2010) were chosen in the 7th round and 27th round respectively of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Schiller was selected Tuesday afternoon by the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers and Bremer was taken
Five former Yavapai College coaches and athletes competing in the NCAA Division I Softball and Baseball National Tournaments:
Gary Ward (1971-1977 YC Head Coach) – Assistant Coach New Mexico State University
Trevor Mote (1997-99 YC player; 05-07 YC assistant
Former Roughrider baseball player Kole Calhoun (2006-2008) was called up to the Los Angeles Angels today. Story from the LA Times:
The season came to abrupt halt for the Roughrider baseball team Friday afternoon with a loss in the NJCAA Region I Division I Championship Series to Central Arizona College, 10-6. YC finishes the season with a 40-20 overall record and their 13th ACCAC title and 8th under head coach Sky Smeltzer. Central
The Roughrider baseball team squandered a four-run lead to drop the first game of the NJCAA Region I Division Championship Series at the hands of Central Arizona College, 9-6. Both teams return to the diamond tomorrow, Friday, May 11th for game two of the best-of-three game series.
The Roughrider baseball team plays host to Central Arizona College in a best-of-three game series for the 2012 NJCAA Region I Division I Championship. The series will start on Thursday, May 10th with the first pitch being thrown at 2:00 PM. Friday’s game will start at 2:00 PM and if necessary,
The Roughrider baseball team 40-18 advanced to the NJCAA Region I Division I Championship Series with a 6-3 victory Friday afternoon over the visiting Matadors from Arizona Western College. YC will face conference nemesis Central Arizona College (45-13) winners of their best-of-three series over Pima
The Roughrider baseball team came from behind to win a nine inning thriller over Arizona Western College in the opening game of a best-of-three series in the NJCAA Division I Region I Playoffs. YC won the game 9-8 to take a 1-0 advantage over the Matadors. Yavapai is now 39-18 on the year. AWC falls
Jonathan Rodriguez and Ryan Petersen were named ACCAC Batter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week respectively, for their efforts in three wins last week in clinching the schools 13th conference baseball championship.
Rodriguez and Petersen will lead the Roughriders against Arizona Western College
Seven baseball players were named to the All-ACCAC/Region I teams Sunday afternoon at the annual end-of-the-season coach’s meeting in Phoenix.
Named to the First Team All-ACCAC was third baseman Jordan Negrini, outfielder Jonathan Rodriguez and first baseman Aaron Blair. Named to the
The #13 Roughrider baseball team swept a Saturday doubleheader on Saturday over Eastern Arizona College, 6-4 and 10-0 to lay claim to the 2012 ACCAC title. For Yavapai, that marks the 13th conference crown in the program’s storied past and the 8th under the direction of head coach Sky Smeltzer.
The Roughrider baseball team fell one game behind league leader Central Arizona College (42-12, 27-9) this afternoon with a doubleheader split against Pima Community College (30-20, 19-15), 2-9 and 12-4. Yavapai is now 36-18 overall and 26-10 in the conference standings.
Pima pitcher Julio
Krystian Leal was named the ACCAC Division I Player of the Week for his efforts last week. Leal was 12 for 22 in six games last week including a triple, home run and 7 RBIs. The second baseman also was walked once and stole two bases.
Leal and the rest of the Roughriders are looking to clinch
The Roughrider baseball team split an ACCAC doubleheader Saturday afternoon with GateWay Community College. YC won the first game 3-2 and dropped the nightcap 8-7. Yavapai has an overall record of 35-17 and 25-9 in conference play.
The Roughriders made the most of their six hits in the back
The Roughrider baseball team moved into sole possession of first place Tuesday afternoon with a combined sweep of South Mountain Community College and a doubleheader split between Central Arizona College and Arizona Western College. Yavapai used a barrage of runs and hits to put the Cougars to sleep
The Roughrider baseball team managed a series split with the Matadors from Arizona Western College (29-18, 18-12) on Saturday with a 9-6 road victory. Yavapai is now 31-15 overall and 22-8 in ACCAC action.
Freshman Matt Smith earned his 8th victory of the year scattering nine hits and stranding
The Roughrider baseball team jumped into first place in the ACCAC with a doubleheader sweep of #20 ranked Central Arizona College at Roughrider Park Tuesday afternoon. YC edged the Vaqueros in the opener, 3-0 and took the nightcap, 12-2. Yavapai is now 30-14 overall and 21-7 in the ACCAC. CAC falls
The Roughrider baseball team swept a pivotal doubleheader on Saturday over fellow Division I foe, Cochise College, 4-3 and 4-1. YC runs their record to 28-14 overall and 19-7 in the ACCAC,
In the opener, Kyle Young led the Riders to the victory with a single and a home run. Matt Smith got it
Yavapai College and the Athletic Department aspire to the ideals of good sportsmanship and fair play. In no way do we condone the behavior as recorded in the video, which occurred on March 29, 2012 at the Yavapai versus Scottsdale Community College baseball game. The YC player involved was immediately
The Roughrider baseball team split a doubleheader with the Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix, 2-1 and 3-4. Yavapai is now 26-14 on the year and hold a 17-7 ACCAC mark.
It took late game heroics in the first game for the Roughriders to put away the Pumas.
In the first game, Ryan Petersen pitched the complete game for his fifth victory of the year. He helped his cause going 1 for 3 from the plate with an RBI. Jordan Negrini and Krysthian Leal each had two hits and Matt Smith was 1 for 3 with two runs batted in.
In the late game, the Coyotes bit
The Roughrider baseball team fell Thursday afternoon to the visiting Artichokes from Scottsdale Community College (23-12, 10-7) 10-8 in a single ACCAC game. YC is now 24-12 overall and 15-5 in the conference standings.
Yavapai held a commanding 7-3 lead going into the seventh inning. The visitors
The Roughrider baseball earned a hard-fought doubleheader sweep Tuesday afternoon over the visiting Bears from Phoenix College, 8-7 and 16-10. Yavapai is now 24-11 overall and 15-4 in ACCAC play. The visitors fall to 11-24 on the year and 3-16 in conference action.
In the first game, the Riders
The Roughrider baseball team split a conference doubleheader with Mesa Community College Saturday afternoon, 3-4 and 15-12. YC is now 21-11 overall and 13-4 in ACCAC action.
In the first game, Mesa took and early 2-0 lead after two innings and added one run in each of the successive innings.
Despite the recent snowstorm, both the baseball and softball home doubleheaders scheduled for Saturday, March 24th will go on as planned.
The YC softball doubleheader with Mesa Community College on Saturday, March 24th will move back to Bill Vallely Field after a tremendous amount of work
The #19 ranked Roughrider baseball team beat the upstart Artichokes from Scottsdale Community College (20-10, 9-5) on Tuesday afternoon in Scottsdale 6-3. Yavapai improves on their league leading conference mark to 12-3 and have an overall record of 20-10.
The Artichokes got on the board first
Roughrider baseball player Austin O`Such was named ACCAC Co-Player of the Week for his efforts from the plate. The freshman outfielder was 12 for 24 last week including two doubles, three runs batted in and eight runs scored. O`Such helped lead the Roughriders to the Valley of the Sun Spring Tournament
Due to the recent snowstorm, the Yavapai College versus Scottsdale Community College baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 29th with a 2:30 PM start time. The doubleheaders on Friday, March 23rd and March 24th are still pending.
The Roughrider baseball team won the 2012 Valley of the Sun Spring Tournament Saturday with a 9-8 victory over the Tejanos from El Paso Community College. Yavapai is now 19-10 on the season.
Through five innings on Saturday it looked as if the Riders would have an easy trip to the championship.
The Roughrider baseball team propelled themselves into the championship game of the Valley of the Sun Spring Tournament with a 14-4 drubbing of the El Paso Community College Tejanos Friday afternoon in Phoenix. YC is now 19-10 overall. El Paso falls to 6-19 on the season.
The Tejanos took the
The Roughrider baseball team split two single games on Thursday in Phoenix against Indian Hills Community College and Western Nebraska Community College. YC lost the rematch against Indian Hills 8-2 and beat Western Nebraska in the late game, 11-1. Yavapai is now 18-10 overall.
The Roughrider baseball team swept a pair of single games Wednesday afternoon in the Valley to improve to 17-9 on the season. YC beat Indian Hill Community College, IA 5-4 and then blanked Monroe College, NY in the late game 9-0.
The Roughriders and Indian Hills volleyed the lead five times
The Roughrider baseball team dropped the second game of a two-game series Saturday to Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, 7-5. YC is now 15-9 on the year and remain atop the ACCAC standings with an 11-3 mark. EAC is now 12-13 overall and 4-10 in conference action.
YC outhit the Gila Monsters
The Roughrider baseball team came from behind to beat the Gila Monsters from Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher Friday afternoon, 6-5. YC improves to 15-8 overall and a league leading 11-2 in ACCAC play. EAC falls to 11-13 on the year and 3-10 in the conference standings.
Yavapai opened the
The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon in Tucson against Pima Community College (14-11, 6-6). YC blanked the Aztecs in the first game 12-0 and fell in the nightcap 13-9. YC remains in first place with a 10-2 ACCAC mark.
The Roughrider bats came alive in
The Roughrider baseball team increased their lead in the ACCAC with a doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon at Roughrider Park in Prescott. YC beat the second place Matadors from Arizona Western College, 3-2 and 2-1. Yavapai is now 13-7 overall, 9-1 in the ACCAC and winners of 13 of their last 16
Yavapai College baseball coach Sky Smeltzer claimed his 600th career coaching victory Tuesday afternoon after the Roughriders won a doubleheader over South Mountain Community College, 10-5 and 11-5. YC claims the top spot in the ACCAC standings with a 7-1 record. South Mountain falls to 5-3.
Roughrider pitcher Matt Smith (3-1) was named the ACCAC Division I Pitcher of the Week for his efforts against Central Arizona College on Saturday. The Albuquerque native threw a complete game in a 6-0 shutout of the NJCAA Pre-season #1 ranked team. The lanky right-hander surrendered only 1 hit on
The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Case Grande against the NJCAA pre-season #1 ranked team Central Arizona College (12-7, 3-3). YC won the first game on a shutout 6-0 and fell in the nightcap 7-5. Yavapai is now 9-7 overall and 5-1 in the ACCAC.
The Roughrider baseball team had their six-game winning streak snapped Wednesday afternoon at Roughrider Park in an 8-0 loss to the Wolfpack from Thompson Rivers University, Canada. YC outlasted the opponent in the late game winning 4-2 to earn the split. Yavapai is now 8-6 on the season.
The Roughrider baseball team defeated Cochise College, 3-1 and 7-3, Tuesday afternoon in Douglas to improve to 7-5 overall and 4-0 in ACCAC action. Cochise College is now 9-8 on the year and 2-2 in conference play.
In the first game, Blair Goldsack (2-1) was a workhorse on the mound for YC
The Roughrider baseball team beat the visiting Gauchos from Glendale Community College Saturday afternoon in Prescott, 5-2 to even their overall record to 5-5 and improve to 2-0 in ACCAC action.
Yavapai opened the scoring on the day in the second inning on a fielder’s choice RBI by Austin
The Roughrider baseball team had an easy day with a 16-0 victory over Glendale Community College (4-6, 0-1) Friday afternoon in Glendale. YC is now 4-5 on the season and 1-0 in ACCAC action. With the win, head coach Sky Smeltzer is now six wins shy of his 600th career victory (594-299-4).
The Roughrider baseball team had a good weekend sweeping a doubleheader on Saturday in Phoenix to improve their overall record to 3-5. YC got their first shutout victory of the season with a 5-0 tally over GateWay Community College in Phoenix and outlasted the Coyotes from Chandler/Gilbert Community
The Roughrider baseball team got their first win of the year Friday morning with a 5-3 victory over fellow conference foe Phoenix College but lost the nightcap to Glendale Community College, 3-2. YC is now 1-5 on the young season.
In the opener, Yavapai opened the scoring on the day plating
Current Roughrider baseball coach Sky Smeltzer will be inducted into the Cherry Creek High School Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 11th. The ceremony will take place in Greenwood Village, Colorado. As a high school player, Smeltzer was a member of the 1983 Colorado State Championship Team,
The Roughrider baseball team dropped a pair of games Friday in Las Vegas in their season openers. YC fell to College of Southern Idaho, 8-7 and Community College of Southern Nevada, 12-2.
On Saturday, Yavapai will face 2011 Region 18 champs, Salt Lake City Community College in the morning and
As ranked by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the 2012 Roughrider baseball team begins the season with a pre-season ranking of 18. Defending NJCAA Division I Champion Navarro College, FL gets the top nod with ACCAC nemesis Central Arizona College claiming the #2 slot.
YC will begin the 2012
Sophomore catcher Josh Tate has signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for Texas A&M – Corpus Christi for the 2012-13 season.
Tate, from Basha High School in Gilbert, hit .242 with 7 RBI’s.
Freshman Jordan Blaylock signed with Regis University for the 2012-13 school
Sophomore Roughrider baseball player Jonathan Rodriguez has signed an NCAA Letter of Intent to play for Oral Roberts University for the 2012-13 school year. The Golden Eagles finished the 2011 season with a 39-22 overall record and one win shy of competing in the NCAA Super Regionals losing to Dallas
Former Roughrider baseball player Kirby Yates (2007-2009) has been invited to participate in the highly acclaimed Arizona Fall League. The right-handed pitcher is playing for the Surprise Saguaros a team comprised of prospects from the Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins
The Los Angeles Angels recently announced the organization’s 2011 Minor League Award winners.
Former Yavapai College player Kole Calhoun was named the Kenny Myers Minor League Player of the Year. Calhoun played for Sky Smeltzer and the Roughriders from 2006 to 2008.
This past season,