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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

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. 

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,

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

Weather Forces Cancellation Of Season Finale...

Due to inclement weather, the ACCAC baseball doubleheader between Yavapai College and Eastern Arizona College has been cancelled. The games would have been the final games of the 2014 season for both the Roughriders and Gila Monsters. No makeup date will be scheduled.

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

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

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

Baseball Splits…Again...

Sticking with the latest theme, the Roughrider baseball team split a doubleheader with Pima Community College Saturday afternoon, 4-2 and 2-13. Yavapai’s overall record is now 24-21 and they stand at 13-17 in the conference standings. Pima is 28-19 on the year and 17-12 in league play.

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Riders Split In Yuma...

The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader with Arizona Western College Tuesday afternoon in Yuma, 4-0 and 8-11. YC is now 23-20 overall and 12-16 in conference play. Western is 26-19 on the year and 11-17 in the ACCAC.

In the opener, starting pitcher Stephen Carabajal struck out

Rider Nine Splits With Apaches...

The Roughriders baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon with the visiting Apaches from Cochise College, 7-1 and 11-14. Yavapai is 22-19 on the year and 11-15 in ACCAC play. Cochise is now 23-19 overall and 12-14 in conference action.

Chance Adams picked up his fourth victory on

Vaqueros Lasso Riders...

The Roughrider baseball team dropped a conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon to #12 ranked Central Arizona College, 8-0 and 18-4. Yavapai falls to 21-18 overall and 10-14 in ACCAC action. CAC improves to 30-10 on the year and 17-7 in the conference standings.

Offensively, Luke Doyle led

Riders, Gauchos Split Twinbill...

The Roughrider baseball team split an ACCAC doubleheader Saturday afternoon with Glendale Community College at Roughrider Park, 1-8 and 12-11. YC is now 21-16 overall and 10-12 in the conference standings.

In the opener, Glendale pitcher Cameron Brendel stymied the Roughriders as they could

Pumas Maul Roughriders...

The Roughrider baseball team dropped a conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park to the visiting Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College, 9-4 and 18-7. YC falls to 20-15 overall and 9-11 in conference action. Paradise Valley improves to 20-17 on the year and 7-13 in the league

Baseball Splits With Bears...

The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Phoenix to fellow conference foe Phoenix College. YC dropped the first game 1-0 and bounced back in the nightcap to capture an 8-6 come from behind victory. Yavapai is now 20-13 overall and 9-9 in ACCAC action.

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YC Scores 35 Runs In Twinbill Sweep...

The Roughrider baseball team scored 35 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Eastern Arizona College Tuesday afternoon, 11-5 and 24-4. Yavapai improves to 19-12 overall and 8-8 in the ACCAC standings. EAC falls to 11-20 on the year and 3-12 in conference play.

In the opener, Yavapai overcame a

Riders Fall to Norsemen...

Despite outhitting their opponents Friday afternoon, the Roughrider baseball team lost a non-conference single game to #18 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, 7-5. YC falls to 15-12 overall and the Golden Norsemen improve to 15-4 on the season.

For the majority of the game, Yavapai played

Riders Win Big...

The Roughrider baseball team hit their way to two victories Wednesday at Roughrider Park to improve their overall record to 15-11. YC beat Douglas College, Canada 12-2 in the opener and pounded Williston State College, ND 19-1 in the nightcap.

The Roughrider offense used 19 hits to propel the

YC Pounds ProTrain...

The Roughrider baseball team scored a season high 20 runs en route to a 20-4 blowout of the visiting ProTrain baseball club from Vancouver, Canada Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park. YC improves their overall record to 12-10. This was the first outing of the year for the opponents.

Austin

Baseball Splits ACCAC Twinbill...

The Roughriders baseball team split a doubleheader with Pima Community College in Tucson Saturday afternoon, 2-0 and 0-9. YC is now 12-11 overall and 6-8 in ACCAC play.

Chance Adams had another outstanding outing from the bump tossing a three hitter and striking out 12. Alexa Cruz was 2 for

Riders Sweep Matadors; Dawson Honored...

The Roughrider baseball team swept their second consecutive doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park over the visiting Matadors from Arizona Western College, 7-1 and 7-1. Yavapai improves their conference record to 5-7 and their overall mark to 11-10. Arizona Western falls to 14-10 overall

Rider Nine Gets Huge Sweep...

The Roughrider baseball team got a much needed doubleheader sweep over Cochise College Saturday afternoon in Douglas, 6-1 and 7-6 (10 innings). YC improves to 3-7 in ACCAC play and 9-10 overall. Cochise falls to 5-5 in the conference standings and 9-8 on the year.

In the opener, starting pitcher

Riders Split Twinbill...

The Roughrider baseball team split a conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon with Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler. The Coyotes took the opener 2-1 and Yavapai bounced back with a 5-0 victory for their first conference victory and first shutout on the year. YC is now 7-8 on season

Riders Tame Wolfpack...

The Roughrider baseball team snapped their six game losing streak with a non-conference doubleheader sweep over the visiting Wolfpack from Thompson Rivers University, 18-4 and 9-1 Wednesday afternoon at Roughrider Park. YC improves their record to 6-7 on the year.

In the opener, YC pounded

Artichokes Pound Riders...

The Roughrider baseball team dropped their fifth consecutive game Monday afternoon at Roughrider Park at the hands of Scottsdale Community College, 16-6. Yavapai falls to 4-6 overall and 0-3 in ACCAC action. Scottsdale improves to 7-4 on the year and 2-1 in conference play.

YC dug themselves

Cougars Bite Riders...

The Roughrider baseball team dropped their conference openers on Saturday afternoon at Roughrider Park at the hands of South Mountain Community College, 7-4 and 11-6. YC falls to 4-5 overall and 0-2 in ACCAC action.

In the opener, the Roughriders dropped the seven-inning affair despite outhitting

Bruins Sweep Roughriders...

The Roughrider baseball team dropped the both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Roughrider Park to the visiting Bruins from Salt Lake Community College, 4-3 and 10-5. YC falls to 4-3 on the season while the Bruins improve to 3-3.

In the opener, Salt Lake scored 4 runs in their half

Hermanson Hits For Cycle; Carabajal Named Player of the Week...

The Roughrider baseball team pounded out 15 hits, seven for extra bases, Tuesday afternoon in a 13-7 victory over the Gauchos from Glendale Community College in Glendale in a non-conference affair. Yavapai is now 4-1 on the young season and Glendale falls to 7-2.

Offensively, Andrew Hermanson

Baseball Announces Signings...

Yavapai College head baseball coach Ryan Cougill has announced that thirteen student-athletes have made NJCAA commitments to join the Roughrider baseball team starting in the 2014-15 academic year.

“Recruiting coordinator, Josh (Garcia) has worked extremely hard on this recruiting class. 

Roughrider Nine Win Two On Saturday...

The Roughrider baseball team won a pair of games Saturday in the final day of the Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas. YC pounded Colorado Northwestern Community College, 16-5 and beat the host team College of Southern Nevada, 9-7.  Yavapai is now 3-1 on the young season.

The Roughriders will play

Pleskoff Talks About Giles...

Bernie Pleskoff talking about Ken Giles, former Roughrider pitcher.

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Thanksgiving Pitchers Camp Announced...

On Friday November 29th (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Mile High Baseball School will conduct their Thanksgiving pitching camp. The coaching staff will include Yavapai College pitching coach Jerry Dawson and Yavapai head coach Ryan Cougill. The cost of the camp is $80 and is limited to first 20 campers

Former Pitchers In AZ Fall League...

Former Roughrider baseball pitcher, Ken Giles, is pitching this Fall for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. Giles, is property of the Philadelphia Phillies and played for the Clearwater Threshers in the Florida State League this past summer. The Albuquerque native played for the Roughriders

Former YC Baseball Player Coaching In MLB Playoffs...

Former Roughrider baseball player and two-time NJCAA All-American Billy Hatcher will be in uniform tonight for the Cincinnati Reds as they play the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Wild Card Play-In Game with the winner advancing to play the St. Louis Cardinals.

Hatcher has been with the Reds organization

Calhoun Gets Called Up...

Former Roughrider baseball player, Kole Cahoun, will be up with the Los Angeles Angels parent club beginning Monday, July 29th after injuries to outfielders Vernon Wells and Ryan Langerhans.

Calhoun was with the club’s Triple A affiliate Salt Lake City Bees where he was hitting .296 with

Cougill Named Head Coach...

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

Baseball Concludes Season...

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

Baseball Forces Third Game...

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.

Michael

Baseball Stumbles In Opener...

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

Baseball Places Four On All-Region Team...

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

Baseball Drops 3rd Consecutive...

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.

YC

Baseball Does The Splits...

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.

Big Sweep For Baseball...

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.

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Softball Splits With T-Birds...

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.

Baseball Drops Twinbill...

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

Conquering Roughriders...

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

Riders Split With Matadors...

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,

Baseball Splits With Apaches...

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.

Baseball Splits With League Leader...

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

Streak Continues For Roughrider Nine...

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

Rider Nine Slides By Gauchos...

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

Arakawa To Play For Moondogs...

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.

Baseball Sweeps Pumas...

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.

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Baseball Pounds The Twins...

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

Riders Drub Bears...

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

Baseball Slays The Cougars...

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.

Roughriders Sweep Gila Monsters...

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

Riders Drub Plainsmen...

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

“Cardiac Riders” Do It Again...

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

Wednesday Sweep...

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

Baseball Outlasts Meiji...

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

Another Split For Baseball...

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

Rider Nine Splits With #3 Cochise...

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

Baseball Extinguishes Firestorm...

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

Baseball Shoots Down Thunderbirds...

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

Hardball Splits With Coyotes...

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.

Weather Forces Baseball Change...

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

Baseball Games Cancelled...

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

Baseball Drops Heartbreaker...

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

“Cardiac” Riders Win Again...

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

Baseball Manages Split...

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.

Baseball “Walks-off” With Victories...

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

Baseball Twinbill Moved...

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

Baseball Twinbill Cancelled...

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

Baseball Hangs On For Victory...

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

Softball On The Road; Baseball Home Opener...

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

Baseball Remains Unbeaten...

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

Baseball Perfect On Opening Day...

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

Delgado: OCU Hall of Fame...

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

SMELTZER RETIRES...

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 Baseball Player Named To All-American Team...

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

Bremer Dominates...

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

Schiller, Bremer Selected...

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

Former Riders In NCAA Tourney...

Five former Yavapai College coaches and athletes competing in the NCAA Division I Softball and Baseball National Tournaments:

Baseball –

Gary Ward (1971-1977 YC Head Coach) – Assistant Coach New Mexico State University
Trevor Mote (1997-99 YC player; 05-07 YC assistant

Calhoun Called Up...

Former Roughrider baseball player Kole Calhoun (2006-2008) was called up to the Los Angeles Angels today. Story from the LA Times:
Story

Season Ends For Baseball...

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

Baseball Falters In Game One...

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.

Yavapai

Baseball To Play For Region Crown...

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,

Baseball Advances To Title Series...

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

Baseball Comes From Behind To Take Series Lead...

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

J-Rod and Petersen Honored...

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

Baseball: 7 Players Honored...

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

BASEBALL WINS CROWN...

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.

Baseball Title Chase...

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

Leal Earns League Honor...

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

Riders Split With Geckos...

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

Baseball Back Into First Place...

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

Baseball Salvages Split...

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

Baseball In First Place...

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

YC Beats The Apaches...

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