Calhoun Sends Tar Heels Packing Prior to the beginning of the College World Series, Arizona State's portly left fielder Kole Calhoun was eagerly awaiting a phone call that never came. Hoping to be drafted in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, the Sun Devils' junior waited for three days and 50 rounds to learn he was not on the radar of any big league team. With a chip on his shoulder, the left-hander decided to take out his frustrations on pitchers in Omaha, Neb., as Calhoun helped rally Arizona State from a four-run deficit to a 12-5 triumph over North Carolina on Thursday. With the victory, the Sun Devils eliminated the Tar Heels and are one of four teams remaining in the College World Series. In Arizona State's game against North Carolina, Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and six RBI. He also was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, as he was a cog in ending the Tar Heels' season. During last Sunday's College World Series opener, Calhoun, facing Heels' reliever Brian Moran, who was drafted in the fourth round of this year's draft by the New York Yankees, provided the knockout punch with a three-run home run in the 10th inning of a 5-2 victory. Four days later, Calhoun did it again. With the Heels leading 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Sun Devils got on the scoreboard thanks to a grand slam by Calhoun, who deposited a fastball from Moran into the right field bleachers. Calhoun's blast, the third of the College World Series, tied the game. However, his biggest hit came two innings later when the Devils blew the game open with an eight-run seventh inning. Calhoun started the scoring in the pivotal frame by hitting a two-run double in the gap in right-center field to score Jason Kipnis, who singled and Carlos Ramirez, who walked. Calhoun's double off reliever Patrick Johnson gave Arizona State a 6-4 lead. It would only get worse for the Tar Heels, who were making their fourth straight College World Series appearance. Not only was Calhoun's hitting pivotal for the Sun Devils, but North Carolina's inability to throw strikes also paved the way for Arizona State to move into the final four of the double-elimination tournament. Above: Arizona State's Kole Calhoun watches his grand slam against North Carolina in the fifth inning of an NCAA College World Series elimination baseball game in Omaha. Left: Kole Calhoun watches his double head toward the fence as Clemson catcher John Nester looks on in the fifth inning during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional, Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Tempe, Ariz. The Calhoun hit drove in two runs. Calhoun hit .563 in Omaha with three homers including a grand slam and 11 RBI to make the All-CWS team.
PEORIA, Ariz. -- There hasn't been a whole lot of positives for the Padres during the first 17 games of the Cactus League season, though general manager Kevin Towers isn't hard-pressed to come up with his personal favorite -- first baseman Kyle Blanks. "For me, he's been the highlight of the spring," Towers said on Tuesday after Blanks had two hits, raising his average to .341. The 22-year-old Blanks is making the most of his extended playing time this spring with Gold Glove and All-Star Adrian Gonzalez off playing for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. "He's forcing our hand with the way he's playing," said Towers, who likes that Blanks has done a majority of his damage against frontline starters, not Minor Leaguers. "If he keeps it up, we're going to have to find a spot for him." Blanks, who has played the outfield in the Minor Leagues on just two occasions, won't turn 23 until September.
Kyle Blanks hits walk off home run for Padres Update: Kyle Blanks went 2-4 with 3 RBI, including a single and the game winning 3 run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to lead the Padres over the Cubs, 4-1. SAN DIEGO -- Kyle Blanks may be big, but the San Diego rookie has a variety of skills not associated with a player his size. Blanks exhibited surprising speed when he hit a two-run inside the park homer to help fellow rookie Cesar Carrillo earn his first major league victory in the Padres' 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Fast Facts
Finding a spot for Blanks, the Padres' Minor League Player of the Year in 2008, will not be easy, not with Gonzalez entrenched at first base for the foreseeable future. There may be a move afoot for Blanks to get some time in the outfield, though it will not likely happen anytime soon, said Towers, who spoke with Grady Fuson, vice president of scouting and player development, about that issue earlier Tuesday.
Towers said he doesn't want to mess with Blanks' confidence right now by asking him to start taking fly balls in Arizona. If the Padres do decide to see how Blanks looks in the outfield, then it would likely be once the Triple-A season begins at Portland. And, as Towers cautioned, it would start by "taking fly balls before games" before it ever got to the point where Blanks would appear in a game in the outfield. For now, Blanks, who leads the team in at-bats (44), runs (11), total bases (15), doubles (four), home runs (three) and is tied for first in RBIs (nine), will stick to playing first base, though it might not be at the frequency he had been.
â€˘ Kyle Blanks' inside-the-park homer -- one day after a walk-off HR -- was the first by a Padre since Sean Burroughs on May 16, 2003, against Atlanta. -- ESPN Stats & Information Blanks won Monday night's game with a three-run homer in the ninth inning for a 4-1 win over the Cubs. On Tuesday night, he hit a ball off the top of the wall in center in the eighth that ricocheted to right-center. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Blanks easily beat the throw home with a headfirst slide for his eighth homer. "At times we always preface our remarks by saying, 'For a big man.' I told him I'm not saying that anymore," Padres manager Bud Black said. "This guy is athletic. He can run. We've seen him move to the outfield and look comfortable." Blanks, a natural first baseman, was moved to the outfield at Triple-A Portland this season to facilitate his move to the majors with All-Star Adrian Gonzalez in his way at first base. Since he was called up on June 19, Blanks has steadily improved. "Being able to see pitching on a more consistent basis, it helps," Blanks said. Rookie Will Venable led off the eighth with a walk off Angel Guzman before Blanks lofted a high fly ball toward the wall in center. Kosuke Fukudome crashed into the fence as the ball hit off the top of the padding and caromed toward rightcenter. By the time Fukudome recovered the ball, Blanks was already to third base and he had no trouble beating the relay. "I figured if he doesn't catch it, it's definitely going to be clanking off the wall," Blanks said. "I was just happy to hit the ball after my first three atbats." After the game Dempster stated, "I could have made some better pitches"."I gave up a home run to the guy in the lineup you don't want to let beat you."
COLLEGE INFORMATION Location Enrollment Nickname Team Colors National Affilliation Conference President Athletic Director Athletic Trainer Baseball Operations Sports Information
BASEBALL COMMUNICATIONS Prescott, AZ 9,305 Roughriders Forrest and Vegas NJCAA Div I ACCAC Dr. James Horton Scott Farnsworth Terra Schmidt Jennifer Taylor Brad Clifford
Head Baseball Coach Sky’s Email Assistant Coach Ryan’s Office Ryan’s Email Pitching Coach Brandon’s Office Brandon’s Email Mailing Adress
Yavapai Athletics Website
Sky Smeltzer Sky.Smeltzer@yc.edu Ryan Cougill 928.776.2233 Ryan.Cougill@yc.edu Brandon Bailey 928.776.2239 Brandon.Bailey@yc.edu 1100 E Sheldon St Building 2 Athletics Prescott, AZ 86301 goroughriders.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1
2009 Roster 2009 Photo Roster & Team Photo
Roughrider Park 2009 Season Outlook
Head Coach Sky Smeltzer
Assistant Coach Ryan Cougill
SUPPORTING YAVAPAI BASEBALL
Assistant Coach Brandon Bailey
Head Coach Career Record Assistant Coaches
Recent upgrades to the Yavapai Baseball complex have been made possible by the support of community donations, the Roughrider Club, and our alumni. Without the generous contributions of these people and organizations, the Yavapai Baseball program would not have the luxury of offering one of the finest experiences in JUCO Baseball.
This Is Yavapai Baseball
Associate Coach 2007 Record Home Field Capacity Surface Dimensions
Sky Smeltzer (Wyoming ‘85) 464-235-4 .660 (13 years) Ryan Cougill (WIU 04’) Brandon Bailey (Utah 06’) Darcy Howard 46-16-1 overall, 30-8 ACCAC ACCAC Champions Roughrider Park 1500 Natural Grass LF- 318, CF-386, RF-316
Summer League Placements
Post Season Honors Roughrider Draft History
Roughrider 4-Year Placements
Single Season Records
Letterwinners Baseball Donors
NUMERICAL 1 Ty Forney 2 Gaige McKeon 3Tony Vocca 4 Cam Schiller 5 Pulama Silva 6 Ashton McCoy 7 Zach Haley 9 Alex Miranda 10 Ethan Leiter 11 Tony Piazza 14 Joseph Hollowell 15 Aaron Fujiki 16 Blaine Schmidt 17 Devon Zenn 18 Sean Smedley 19Dustin Hobbs 20 Riley Welch 21 Andrew Darwin 22 James Dykstra 23 Demarcus Tidwell 24 Steven Bier 25 Tyler Bremer 26 Casey Upperman 28 Cameron Brown 30 John Jones 32 Parker Markel 34 James Cloud
NO. PLAYER 25 Bremer, Tyler 19 Hobbs, Dustin 14 Hollowell, Joseph 32 Markel, Parker 2 McKeon, Gaige 5 Silva, Pulama 26 Upperman, Casey 3 Vocca, Tony 20 Welch, Riley
POS. RHP RHP LHP RHP LHP RHP RHP RHP RHP
B/T R/R R/R L/L R/R L/L R/R R/R L/R R/R
HT. 6’2 6’2 6’1 6’3 6’0 5’10 6’1 6’0 6’1
WT. 205 195 190 215 175 175 180 175 180
CLASS SO SO FR FR FR SO FR FR SO
HOMETOWN Berkeley, CA Las Vegas, NV Thatcher, AZ Glendale, AZ Bagdad, AZ Kaneohe, HI Scottsdale, AZ Cottonwood, AZ Scottsdale, AZ
C C C
R/R R/R R/R
5’10 5’10 6’1
185 185 190
FR* FR FR
Oahu, HI Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ
3B/1B MIF 2B 3B/1B MIF 3B/1B SS/3B
R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R S/R
6’2 5’9 5’9 6’2 5’11 6’3 6’0
195 165 165 190 180 200 180
SO SO SO FR FR FR SO
Geelong, AU Gilbert, AZ Prescott, AZ Osceola, IN Cave Creek, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Prescott, AZ
RF/LF LF RF/CF RF/CF LF/RF CF/RF OF/1B
R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L L/L
6’0 6’1 6’2 6’4 6’1 6’3 5’11
195 205 215 200 205 185 190
FR SO FR* FR SO SO FR
Mesa, AZ Phoenix, AZ San Jacinto, CA San Diego, CA Phoenix, AZ Grenada, MS Benicia, CA
CATCHERS 15 Fujiki, Aaron 16 Schmidt, Blaine 18 Smedley, Sean
INFIELDERS 28 Brown, Cameron 1 Forney, Ty 7 Haley, Zach 10 Leiter, Ethan 6 McCoy, Ashton 11 Piazza, Tony 4 Schiller, Cam
OUTFIELDERS 24 Bier, Steven 34 Cloud, James 21 Darwin, Andrew 22 Dykstra, James 30 Jones, John 23 Tidwell, Demarcus 17 Zenn, Devon *Denotes Red Shirt
1 ·Ty Forney
2· Gaige Mckeon
9 · Alex Miranda
10 · Ethan Leiter
11· Anthony Piazza
18 · Sean Smedley
20 ·Riley Welch
25· Tyler Bremer
26 ·Casey Upperman
4· Cam Schiller
5· Pulama Silva
14· Joseph Hollowell
15 ·Aaron Fujiki
16 ·Blaine Schmidt
17 ·Devon Zenn
21 ·Rick Anton
22 ·James Dykstra
23 ·Demarcus Tidwell
24· Steven Bier
28 ·Cameron Brown
30 ·John Jones
32· Parker Markel
7 ·Zach Haley
34· James Cloud
PARK FEATURES Roughrider Park has recently seen dramatic improvements thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Roughrider Club and Yavapai Alumni. The 2010 season will be played on a newly resurfaced field. During the fall of 08’ the outfield and baselines saw an upgrade. New drainage was installed under a newly leveled outfield surface. Sod was laid down to replace the outdated surface. Along with the outfield, the infield dirt surface was taken up. A clay mixture was brought in and laser graded to allow for proper drainage and a second to none playing surface. The game mound and home plate area, as well as the bullpens also saw reconstruction. The field surface upgrade followed an extensive effort to improve the complex’s facilities as well. Within recent years, an impressive ten inning scoreboard was installed. A seating area which allows up to 1500 spectators was constructed. The pride of Roughrider Park is the newly constructed clubhouse which houses the Riders on game day. Included are spacious personal lockers, a game day coach’s office, restrooms, and a fully equipped concession area for spectators. Future renovations to Roughrider Park are expected to include improvement to the turf area behind home plate. This will be replaced with the modern Sports Turf. Also expected is a roof over the already installed batting cages.
Upcoming goals of the Roughrider fundraising efforts will go toward paving the driveway and parking area that leads to the field, as well as a state of the art weight room branching off from the clubhouse. This will be home to the growing needs of the Roughrider Baseball strength and p g conditioningg program which is second to none.
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Yavapai saw yet another winning season in 2009, a top 10 national ranking and its fourth ACCAC title in the last five years: confirming its long standing tradition as one of the Nation’s premiere Junior College baseball programs.
be looked upon to start the season as one of the better arms for the Roughriders. After being selected in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves, Upperman elected to attend Yavapai. Holding opposing hitters to a .182 Avg and earning a 1.42 ERA at Notre Dame Prep HS, the Roughrider freshman will look to carry his dominance over to the next level. Alex Miranda and Parker Markel will both compete for a spot in the starting rotation. Miranda a very competitive and crafty pitcher from Cibola HS will be looked upon to bring a left handed arm to the Roughrider staff. Parker Markel another 2009 draft pick (30th round/Detroit Tigers) brings a lot of talent to the staff and has only begun to scratch his potential.
The mission now for 14th-year head coach Sky Smeltzer and his staff is to continue the Roughriders storied tradition, in what will be a challenging 2010 campaign. While renovations to Roughrider Park have continued for another consecutive year, Yavapai will again be placed as the team to beat in the always competitive ACCAC. “Our facilities rival any Junior College and with another conference title, our 2010 opponents will once again hold Yavapai as a team to beat in the upcoming season.” Although an accurate statement, that’s something the Roughriders have grown accustomed to. They have been the Conference favorite each of the last five seasons and have averaged over 40 wins per season in that span. The Roughriders will face an always challenging ACCAC slate as well as a tough season-opening road trip to Henderson, NV. There they will face top 25 opponents Salt Lake CC and College of Southern Nevada. Thanks to a talented recruiting class and a refreshed pitching staff being among that class, the Roughriders appear to be well equipped to meet these challenges head on. Returning this season are eight Roughriders that helped lead Yavapai to a conference championship in 2009. Including returning pitchers Pulama Silva and Riley Welch. Also on that list is an improved and experienced core of position players. Incoming transfers Tyler Bremer, Dustin Hobbs, James Cloud, and Demarcus Tidwell add even more experience, bringing the total number of Sophomores on the 2010 Roughrider roster to thirteen. “This is a very talented group,” states Smeltzer. “We lost some very valuable players last spring and I feel we have replaced the four starting pitchers that ate up a majority of our innings. Once again we have put the focus on developing a strong pitching staff which is what’s needed to be at the top of the conference and compete for a National Championship.” Although focus has been on replacing the 2009 Roughriders starting staff, which saw 3 of the 4 transferring to Division I programs and the
Relief Pitching fourth, Kirby Yates, to professional baseball, the Roughrider lineup will look to be among the conferences elite once again. “The strength of this years position players will be our depth. We led the conference in hitting in 2009 and we will return five of those hitters that have proven themselves at this level.” Returning middle infielders Ty Forney (.357, 13 2B, 38 RBI) and Cam Schiller (.363, 16 2B, 34 RBI) will be looked upon once again to lead the Roughrider lineup. “We are very fortunate to return Cam and Ty after the success they earned last spring,” comments Smeltzer. “With the addition of some very talented transfers and incoming Freshman we feel we add the mixture of power and speed that has made our lineup successful. A majority of our games will be won through our pitching staff and solid defense, but we will win our share of games with the bat as well.” Starting Pitching -Riley Welch will start the season as the only returning starting pitcher for the Roughriders staff. After a successful summer and a year of experience Welch will be counted on early as one of four pitchers in the Roughrider starting rotation. One of three summer transfers, Tyler Bremer will begin the season as the opening day starter. A transfer from University of California-Davis, Bremer enjoyed a very successful freshman campaign. Bremer tossed 21 innings as a freshman for the Ags earning a 2.57 ERA while holding opponents to a .240 batting average. Dustin Hobbs a transfer from Kansas State University will be among the top starters for the Roughriders pitching staff as well. As a freshman at Kansas State, Hobbs struck out 22 hitters in 14 innings of work. Another dominant arm, Casey Upperman will
-Pulama Silva enters the 2010 season as the Roughriders closer after leading the Nation in saves (17) and holding opponent hitters to a .130 BA. Only allowing 3 earned runs all season, Silva will once again be a very tough challenge for the Yavapai competition. James Dykstra will be one of four Roughrider two way players. Dykstra a freshman from San Diego, CA will be one of the first arms out of the bullpen for the Roughriders in 2010. Sporting a mid 90’s fastball and a very competitive demeanor, Dykstra’s make-up will be perfectly suited to lead Silva into the later innings of a game. Gaige McKeon, perhaps the biggest surprise among the pitching staff, had a very impressive fall. A Bagdad HS graduate, McKeon has improved tremendously and consistently misses barrels. Tony Vocca and Ethan Leiter will both compete for innings out of the bullpen while also making their mark in the Roughrider lineup. Vocca comes to Yavapai after being the number one pitcher at Mingus HS and leading his team to consecutive state titles. Ethan Leiter (Osceola, IN) owns an electric arm and may have as much upside as any arm on the Roughriders staff. Catchers Replacing two time All-Conference selection Dominic Piazza was goal number one for the Roughrider coaching staff. Redshirt Freshman
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and San Diego State University transfer Aaron Fujiki is the likely answer along with newcomer’s Blaine Schmidt and Sean Smedley. Fujiki spent the spring of 2009 awaiting eligibility for what is expected to be a very productive year for the Oahu native. “Defensively Aaron is as good as they come. He has the ability to win games behind the plate and that’s what we needed to replace after losing Piazza” adds Smeltzer. Deer Valley prep Blaine Schmidt will look to compete against Fujiki and has the offensive potential to have his bat in the line-up every day. Smedley (Desert Valley HS) brings a consistency and hardnosed mentality that will also allow him to compete against the other Rider catchers. Third Base Perhaps as valuable a loss as Piazza, Brett Sowers transfers to Oral Roberts leaving a newly vacant position to fill at third. Returning
Ethan Leiter (Osceola, IN) has as much upside as any player on the Roughrider roster. As he continues to find a defensive position, his bat will allow him to find time at third base as well as other positions on the field. Cam Schiller could also find innings at third base with the emergence of added middle infield depth. Shortstop The primary competition for the starting shortstop position once again has been put on the shoulders of returning Riders Cam Schiller and Ty Forney. Schiller a returning All-Region I shortstop put together a very impressive freshman campaign after hitting .363, 16 2B, and swiping 14 bases. With an added year and every day playing experience Forney may very well be best suited for making a position change across second base. “Forney has a knack for getting on base and making things happen” says Smeltzer. After batting in the middle of the order as a freshman in 2009 and driving in 38 runs while accumulating a .420 On Base Percentage, that statement rings true. “Defensively Forney has the ability to be the best shortstop in the league. It just so happens that he is competing with Cam for that spot and we’ll have to see how that competition pans out” adds Smeltzer. Either way the depth in the middle of the field for the 2010 Roughriders will be very fun to watch. Second Base
sophomore Cameron Brown has awaited his opportunity and is more than capable of making third his everyday position. A strong and athletic player, Brown also has the ability to hit for power. Another Notre Dame Prep grad, Tony Piazza has shown the ability to be one of the Roughriders nine best hitters and making the position change from a high school short stop to third could be in his best interest.
Returner Zach Haley has battled through injuries and will look to make his mark in this 2010 season. After hitting .400 in limited action as a freshman Haley will once again be counted on to play the position with consistency and effort. Newcomer Ashton McCoy (Pinnacle HS) has the ability to play anywhere on the infield but will probably see the majority of his freshman season at second
for the Roughriders. McCoy has the ability to change a game with his glove and at the plate. First Base Newcomers Devon Zenn, Tony Piazza, and Ethan Leiter have battled for the right to be opening day starters at the corner. Zenn an outfielder by trade has shown the versatility to play either position and add another left handed bat to the Riders lineup. A 27th round draft selection by the Anaheim Angels, Zenn could enjoy a lot of success before his time at Yavapai is up. Outfield After losing 4 sophomore outfielders in 2009, there are many new faces roaming the outfield at Roughrider Park. Incoming transfer Demarcus Tidwell (Granada, MS) adds impressive tools to the revamped Rider lineup as does redshirt freshman Andrew Darwin (San Jacinto, CA). Darwin a 31st round selection by the LA Dodgers n the 2008 MLB draft will look to continue his improvement. With the addition of Devon Zenn, the depth in the middle of the outfield will be a strength. After losing centerfielder Jordan Payne, the Rider coaching staff will look towards one of these players to step in and command the position. Newcomer Steven Bier has the ability to hit in the middle of the Roughrider Lineup. A Desert Ridge, AZ grad was an all-state Arizona outfielder. He will spend time at a corner outfield position as will transfer James Cloud. Cloud is another Rider outfielder with impressive tools that will look to piece everything together this spring. James Dykstra will also compete for a position in the corner of the outfield while serving as a two-way player for the Roughriders.
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In 1996, Sky Smeltzer became the fifth head baseball coach in the Yavapai College baseball program’s history. In only his second season at the helm, he lead the Roughriders to their first conference championship, a feat repeated in the '99, '05, `06, ’07, and ‘09 seasons. Coach Smeltzer is the all time wins leader in the history of the tradition rich Yavapai baseball program with an all-time record of 511-2474 (.674). During his tenure at YC, Smeltzer has coached 60 AllConference players, 58 All-Region players, 15 NJCAA AllAmericans, and 3 Academic All-Americans. Smeltzer has been a Junior College coach for 16 years and is most proud of the after-YC successes his players have had. Under his tutelage, Yavapai is averaging 40 wins per season in the very competitive Arizona Community College Athletic Conference and a challenging nonconference schedule.
SKY SMELTZER AT A GLANCE Overall Record 511-247-4 (.660) Education University of Wyoming • B.A. - Phys. Education (’89) • M.A. – Phys. Education (’92) Coaching Experience Otero Junior College Asst Coach ‘93 Trinidad State College Asst Coach ‘94 Yavapai College Asst Coach ‘95 Yavapai College Head coach ’96 (13th Season) Career Highlights • Currently in his 14th season as head coach at Yavapai. • Hired prior to 1996 season as 5th head coach in school history. • 6 time ACCAC Coach of The Year ’98,’99,’05,’06,’08, ‘09 · 2006 Western District Coach of the Year. • Guided the Roughriders to 2006 NJCAA Championship Game and National Runner Up. • Led Yavapai to a school-record in wins during the’06 season with a mark of 58-12. • Guided the Roughriders to ACCAC conference titles in 4 of the past 5 seasons • Directed the Trinidad State Junior College hitters to a NJCAA leading .386 batting average in ’94 and a trip to the NJCAA World Series as the Trojan hitting coach. •Played at Wyoming from 1985-88 and ended his career at UW as the all time homerun record holder, singles season and career RBI record holder, and fifth in career triples.
The 2007 season unveiled a fundraising campaign Smeltzer took on over 10 years ago; Roughrider Park has a new stadium and locker room, concession stand, scoreboard, and bathrooms for players and visitors alike to utilize. The facility improvements continued into 2008 with the renovation of the playing surface at Roughrider Park. The outfield and sideline sod was replaced along with the infield surface. Coach Smeltzer’s fundraising efforts along with commitment from the athletic department have lead to the finest baseball facility in the ACCAC. Smeltzer is a former two sport Division I athlete having played football and baseball at the University of Wyoming. He ended his career at UW as the all- time homerun record holder, single season and career RBI record holder, and fifth in career triples. Upon graduating from Wyoming, he played one season of professional baseball for the Salt Lake Trappers of the Pioneer League. He began his coaching career at Otero Junior College before returning to Wyoming as a graduate assistant.
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CONFERENCE Western Arizona 29-22 Central Arizona 23-27 Chandler-Gilbert 25-11 Cochise 35-14 Eastern Arizona 35-10 Gateway 7-1 Glendale 26-13 Mesa 22-15 Paradise Valley 1-1 Phoenix 35-6 Pima 33-13 Scottsdale 26-9 South Mountain 26-27 OVERALL 323-168
STATE BY STATE AL Wallace State 1-1 AZ Grand Canyon 1-1 University of Arizona1-0 Arizona State Univ. 1-1 Embry-Riddle 6-0 CA Palomar 0-1 San Diego Mesa 1-0 San Diego City 1-0 Grossmont0-1 Siskiyous 2-0 Fullerton 0-1 CO Colorado NW 5-0 Lamar 7-4 Arapahoe 1-0 Northeastern 2-0 FL Chipola 0-0-1 IA Iowa Western 4-4 ID College of S. Idaho 5-4 IL Elgin 2-0 Springfield 2-0 Illinois Central 9-1 McHenry County 3-0 KS Butler 2-0 Colby 13-2 Seward 5-1 Barton 1-1
Coffeyville Hutchinson Garden City MI Macomb Glen Oaks 3-1 ND Williston NE Western Nebraska NM New Mexico JC NM Military Luna NV S. Nevada W. Nevada NY Sussex Briarcliff Jefferson SUNY OK Seminole TN Walters State TX El Paso Howard Odessa Frank Phillips UT Snow Dixie Utah Valley Eastern Utah Salt Lake WA Spokane Edmonds Skagit Valley Big Bend WV Potomac St CANADA Thompson River OVERALL JAPAN Nagoya Shoka OVERALL
1-0 0-0-1 1-1 1-0
2-0 1-0 1-0 4-0 5-0 4-11-1 1-1 2-0 5-1 1-0 2-0 3-5 1-1 3-5 0-1 0-1 1-0 6-0 3-8 2-1 4-0 8-3 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 5-1 3-1 2-0 2-0
In 1994, Smeltzer was an assistant at Trinidad State Junior College and participated in the NJCAA World Series. That same Trinidad team led the country in team batting average at a .386 clip. The head coach was named ACCAC Conference Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009 and was also named the Western District Coach of the Year in 2006. In the summer of 2004, Smeltzer was named to the staff of the USA Baseball Junior National Team that traveled to Taipei for the World Games. The 2006 Roughriders finished National Runners-Up and posted a school record for wins at 58. Among the many professional baseball players that attended Yavapai, Curt Schilling (Red Sox), Bobby Howry,(Cubs), Dusty Brown (Red Sox), and Kyle Blanks (Padres) are all currently in Major League Baseball. The Denver native received a Master’s of Science degree in Sports Administration from the University of Wyoming and lives in Prescott Valley, Arizona with his wife Judy.
THE SMELTZER ERA Year ’97 ’98 ’99 ’00 ’01 ’02 ’03 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’08 ’09
School Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College Yavapai College
Overall 31-25 44-13-1 40-15 30-26 31-28 39-20 35-23 36-20 45-12 58-12 33-22 42-17 47-12
Conference 16-20 29-7 ** 29-11** 22-18 19-19 25-13* 22-16 22-16 30-8** 32-6 *** 23-15 30-8** 30-7**
* - Division Championship ** - ACCAC Championship, ACCAC Coach of the Year *** - ACCAC Championship, ACCAC Coach of the Year, REG 1 Championship, Western District Championship, Western District Coach of the Year, NJCAA World Series, National Runners Up
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Brandon Bailey enters his second season as the Yavapai College Pitching Coach. The 2009 Roughrider pitching staff enjoyed great success in Bailey’s first season, setting six single season records including ERA (2.95) and SO (455). Several of the Roughrider pitchers ranked among the nation’s best in 2009. Merrill Kelly ended the regular season with a 0.79 ERA, setting a school record by only allowing 7 earned runs in 80 innings. Kelly was a Region 1, ACCAC First Team selection as well as a NJCAA All-American. Rick Anton ranked 7th in the country in SO (105) while earning Region 1, ACCAC second team honors. Russell Havens set a Yavapai College record and led the country in walks allowed; only issuing 4 BB in 65 plus innings of work. Pulama Silva set a school record for saves (17) in a single season, coming up only two saves shy of breaking the NJCAA single season record. Silva permitted only 3 earned runs in 32 innings during the ’09 season while recording 41 SO. Bailey came to Yavapai College from Cochise College where he worked for head coach and former Yavapai assistant Todd Inglehart as the Apache pitching coach. Prior to Cochise, Bailey served as the student assistant coach at the University of Utah from 2005 to 2007. During the summer of 2008 Bailey coached for the Brainerd (MN) Blue Thunder in the prestigious Northwood’s Collegiate Summer League. Bailey started his playing career at Lamar Community College (CO), where he pitched for Coach Scott Crampton from 2002 to 2004. He went 8-1 as a sophomore, leading the team in appearances during the 2004 season. Lamar CC won 98 games, two conference titles, as well as two Region XV titles, in those two seasons. Bailey continued his playing career at the University of Utah, playing one season for Bill Kinneberg and Brian Conger. Bailey earned his associate of science degree from Lamar in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science with a minor in Nutrition in 2007 from the University of Utah. He is engaged to Kelsey Patterson and resides in Prescott Valley, Az.
BAILEY AT A GLANCE • Born: February 21, 1984 • Education: Bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science, University of Utah, 2007 • Playing Experience: Lamar Community College (2003-2004), University of Utah (2005) • Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach-University of Utah (2005-2007), Assistant Coach-Cochise College (2007-2008)
BAILEY’S FORMER PITCHERS MOVING ON… •’08 – Cochise College
Claudio Bavera - Kansas City Royals Organization – ’09 Royals Rookie League Pitcher of the Year Brandon Orr - Texas A&M Corpus Christi •’09 – Yavapai College Merrill Kelly – Arizona State University – Drafted in the 22nd Round by the Cleveland Indians Kirby Yates – Tampa Bay Rays Organization – ‘09 Rookie Affiliate Stats - 2.39 ERA, 49K’s, 26.3IP Rick Anton – University of Utah Russell Havens – Sacramento State University Austin Sloan – University of Hawaii Ian Campbell – Texas A&M Corpus Christi
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Roughrider recruiting coordinator Ryan Cougill enters his second season in Prescott. Five members of Cougill’s first YC recruiting class were selected in the 2009 MLB amateur draft. Cougill also serves as the infield and hitting coach for Yavapai College. The 2009 YC offense led the ACCAC in batting average, and finished second in home runs and doubles. Roughrider third baseman Brett Sowers had a breakout season in his first season at Yavapai, leading the conference in home runs, RBI’s, and doubles while hitting .363. The ’09 Roughriders had 2 players end the regular season with batting averages above .400, 7 players hit over .350 and an amazing eleven players hit over .300. Prior to Yavapai College, Cougill spent the 2008 season as an assistant at New Mexico Junior College. That ’08 NMJC team captured the WJCAC Championship with a remarkable team batting average of .376, belting 78 homeruns, a mark good enough for third in the country. The ’08 Thunderbirds were equally as impressive defensively, finishing third in the country in fielding percentage. For the 2006 and 2007 seasons Cougill served as an assistant coach at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL. Joliet, a perennial powerhouse in the Div III NJCAA ranks saw back to back trips to the Junior College World Series, finishing 3rd in ‘06 and runner up in ’07. Cougill spent one season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. He served as the infield coach on a team that finished second in the Mid-Continental Conference and one game away from earning an NCAA regional birth. From 2001-2002, Cougill played at Joliet Junior College for coach Wayne King, where he earned AllConference honors in both his freshman and sophomore campaigns. He then transferred to Western Illinois University where he played for the late Stan Hyman. Cougill was named to the All Mid-Continent Conference team in 2003 and 2004. Cougill left his mark at WIU finishing his career amongst the top of the record books in single season hits, runs scored, and career batting average. Cougill earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from Western Illinois University in 2004 and is working towards a Masters degree in Sports Management from Central Missouri State University. He is engaged to Monica Perone and resides in Prescott Valley, Az.
COUGILL ‘S FORMER PLAYERS MOVING ON… •’08 New Mexico Junior College Mike Mutcheson – Creighton University Kellen Monriel – Texas Tech University • ’09 Yavapai College Brett Sowers – Oral Roberts University Bobby Rinard – University of Arizona, Drafted 43rd Round Jake Chilton – Sacramento State University Dominic Piazza – Cal State - Northridge
COUGILL AT A GLANCE • Born: October 26, 1981
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science, Western Illinois University, 2005 • Playing Experience: Joliet Junior College (2001-2002), Western Illinois University (2003-2004) • Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach-Western Illinois University (2005), Assistant Coach-Joliet Junior College (2006-2007), Assistant Coach-New Mexico Junior College (2007-2008)
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General: Returning AllRegion I performer. Will spend time on the left side of the infield for the Roughriders. Possesses a strong throwing arm and impressive infield actions. Will likely find himself at the top of the lineup for the Roughrider offense.
CAM SCHILLER – CAREER STATS AB H R YEAR G 2009 58 182 66 49
2009 Freshman: Voted to the the All-Region I team. Hit .363 with 66 hits and 16 2B’s. Everyday starting shortstop for the 2009 squad.
Q and A with Schiller Born…November 30, 1989 in Ellensburg, WA Favorite Movie…Dumb and Dumber Favorite Song… Life’s Been Good to Me So Far – Joe Walsh Favorite Food…Whatever the café makes Place you want to visit… Alaska 16 | P a g e
General: Will be penciled in, in the middle of the infield come opening day. Will see time at both shortstop and second base for the’10 season. Has the ability to change a game both offensively and defensively. Is among the conferences elite at either short or second. TY FORNEY – CAREER STATS YEAR G AB H 2009 57 171 61
2009 Freshman: Hit in the clean-up spot in a very talented ’09 lineup. A major run producer, Forney drove in 38 runs while scoring 38 times himself. Sported a .954 fielding percentage and led the team in hit by pitches. Q and A with Forney Born…April 4, 1991 in Coral Springs, FL. Favorite Movie… Field of Dreams Favorite Music Artist… The Pharcyde Favorite Food…Enchiladas Hobbies…kareoke, spearfishing, kanikapila Place you want to visit… Kaneohe, Hawaii 16 | P a g e
General: After leading the Nation is saves, Silva will once again be slotted in as the Roughriders closer. Obtains the best breaking ball on the staff. With added velocity from the ’09 season Silva will look to add to the dominance he has grown accustomed to. PULAMA SILVA – CAREER STATS YEAR IP ER BB HITS 2009 32 3 11 16
OPP. AVG .150
2009 Freshman: National saves leader with 17. Led the ’09 staff with an astonishing 0.84 ERA while striking out 41 in 32 innings. Held would be hitters to a .150 batting average and allowed only 3 earned runs on the season. Q and A with Silva Born…October 28, 1989 in Kaneohe, HI Nickname…The Prodigy Favorite Movie… Slum Dong Millionaire Favorite Song… It Was Written, Damien Marley Favorite Food…Crab, Lobster, Shrimp, anything in the ocean Place you want to visit… Europe 16 | P a g e 16
General: Spent most of the off-season battling a hand injury. When healthy Haley will be the most dependable infielder in the lineup. A very knowledgeable player, Haley will be looked upon to spread that knowledge as well as earn a starting position at 2B. Smeltzer on Haley – “Haley is an undersized player who understands the game of baseball. Will bring leadership and depth to the infield.” 2009 Freshman: Played in 21 games, all at second base. Hit an impressive .400 while collecting an on base percentage of .595. All while fielding a consistent .974.
General: Dustin Hobbs transfers to Yavapai College after spending the 2009 season at Kansas State University. Hobbs will compete for one of the top four starting rotation spots on the Roughrider pitching staff. Brings Div 1 experience to the staff, and showed in fall practice he has the ability to be a consistent work horse type arm. Smeltzer on Hobbs – “If you could build a pitchers body it would look like Dustin Hobbs. He has the strength and frame to eat a significant amount of innings this spring. He has 3-4 plus pitches with an “Out Pitch” type change-up that he is comfortable throwing in any count.”
General: Riley Welch returns to Yavapai for his sophomore season after recording a successful freshman year. Welch will compete for a rotation spot on the YC pitching staff after coming out of the bull pen for the Riders in ’09. Smeltzer on Welch – “Riley is a competitive kid who likes to have the ball in his hand. He has a strong arm and a good change-up to keep hitters honest.” 2009 freshman: Came out of the bull pen for the majority of the season, but did have four starts. Logged 27 2/3 innings of work in ’09, striking out 28 while issuing 15 walks.
Q and A with Zack Born… February 27, 1990 in Prescott, AZ Nickname… “Z” or “Group…” and any #10-100 Favorite Movie…The Departed Favorite Song… Right Where I Need to Be Hobbies… Golf, Bowling Person You Admire…Cousin JT Place you want to visit…Norway
2009 Freshman: Pitched in 14 innings striking out 22 hitters as a freshman at Kansas State in 12 appearances. Q and A with Dustin Born…August 18, 1989 in Austin, TX Nickname…Dust Favorite Movie…Fracture Favorite Artist… Snow Patrol Favorite Food…Sushi Hobbies…Golf Person you most admire…Dad Place you want to visit… Ireland
Ended the season with an ERA of 4.88. Q and A with Riley Born…September 12, 1990 in Oakland, CA Nickname…Riles Favorite Movie…Cinderella Man Favorite Artist… Hurricane – Bob Dylan Favorite Food…Pesto Pasta Hobbies…School – knowledge is power Person you most admire…Dad Place you want to visit… The Bahamas
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General: Demarcus transfers to YC after spending his freshman season at Bossier Parish CC in LA. He should begin the season as the starting CF or RF. All around good hitter with gap power and amazing speed. Will hit near or atop the batting order for the Roughriders.
General: Tyler Bremer transfers to “The Pai” after spending his freshman season at UC Davis. Will compete for one of the four starting rotation spots on the YC pitching staff. Singed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period with Baylor University.
Smeltzer on Tidwell – “Demarcus has all the tools a baseball player could ask for. He will be one of our major contributors this spring. I feel he has greatly improved his work ethic this fall. He has a chance to be an early selection in this spring’s MLB draft.”
Smetlzer on Bremer – “Tyler is a Div 1 transfer from UC Davis. He is a big strong kid that pounds the strike zone with 4 plus pitches. He has the “stuff” and “make up” to be a dominant pitcher in our conference. He will bring a lot of experience to our pitching staff.”
Freshman ’09 – Hit .452 and stole 16 bags in 26 games at Bossier Parish Community college in Bossier City, LA during his freshman season of ’09. Q and A with Demarcus Born…July 15, 1990 in Grenada, MS Nickname…D-Marc, “Teeiiiiiid” Favorite Movie…Friday Favorite Artist… T.I. aka rubber band man – “Ain’t I” Favorite Food…Chicken Hobbies…Video Games, Studying Person you most admire…Michael Jordan Place you want to visit… Hawaii
2009 Freshman: Started 3 games and appeared 6 times in freshman season at UC Davis. Compiled 2.57 ERA while striking out 20 and walking just 47 in 21 innings of work. Spent the summer in the Northwoods Collegiate Summer league with the Eau Claire Express. Tossed the franchise’s first no hitter on July 16th, 2009. Q and A with Tyler Born…December 7, 1989 in Berkeley, CA Nickname…Donna – as in DI pre Madonna Favorite Movie…Step Brothers Favorite Artist… Death Cab for Cutie Favorite Food…Mac ‘n Cheese Hobbies…Golf Person you most admire…Brandon Bailey
General: Brown will compete for time at both corner infield positions in the spring of ’10. He reaffirmed his defensive abilities this fall at third base. If he continues to improve offensively he will earn a significant amount of playing time this spring. Smeltzer on Brown “Cameron Brown has come a long way since he stepped on campus last fall. He is a tireless worker and a very mature young man. Cam is unusually athletic for his size and gives us the option of playing him in many positions. He has waited his turn to be the starting third baseman and with added consistency his efforts will come to fruition. He will be a leader for us in the ’09 season.” ‘09 Yavapai –Batted .185 in 27 AB’s collecting two doubles and four runs batted in ’09. Q and A with Cameron Born…July 26, 1988 in Geelong Austrailia Nickname…Aussie Favorite Movie…Rise of the Foot Soldier Favorite Artist…Digitalism, Men at Work Favorite Food…Cytogainer Hobbies…wiffle ball, poker, and getting yoked Person you most admire… Geoff Brown R.I.P. and Ronnie Coleman Place you want to visit… Netherlands
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General: Will compete for a corner OF position in the spring. Saw limited action as a freshman and produced when called upon. Jones has proven that he has the ability to hit with power, must become a more consistent hitter. Smeltzer on Jones – “John is the type of kid who you love to have on your team. He works extremely hard and want this team to be successful. He will be one of the leaders of our ’10 team.” Freshman ’09 – Hit .385 with 2HR, 9RBI’s in 52 AB during his freshman season at Yavapai Q and A with John Born…October 9, 1989 in Denver, CO Nickname…Minotaur Favorite Movie…Gran Torino Favorite Artist…Lynyrd Skynyrd Favorite Food…Steak Hobbies…Fishing, Hiking, Camping Person you most admire…Grandma Evans, Parents Place you want to visit… Alaska
General: James enters his first season at Yavapai College. He will be a legitimate contender for a corner outfield spot. James showed the YC coaching staff in fall practice his ability to hit the ball with power to all fields. Very athletic in the OF with a good arm. Smeltzer on Cloud – “James has an abundant amount of talent. He is a big strong kid that at times makes the game look easy. James has an extremely high ceiling that he will reach as he continues to play.” Q and A with James Born…November 11, 1987 in San Pablo, CA Nickname…Big Game Favorite Movie…Green Mile Favorite Artist… R&B Favorite Food…Mom’s Cooking Hobbies…working out, outdoor activities, movies Person you most admire…My Lord and Savior, Mother, sister Place you want to visit… South Africa
General: Yavapai County product Gaige McKeon comes to Yavapai College form Bagdad, AZ. Gaige will be a very serviceable left handed pitcher coming out of the Roughrider bull pen. Was very good during fall workouts, Gaige gives coach Smeltzer the option of having a Left Handed specialist in his bull pen for the ’10 season. Smeltzer on McKeon “Another Yavapai County kid, I have made a commitment to Yavapai County kids. Another great kid as well. Gaige shows up early to whatever workout we have planned and finds a way to frustrate and confuse hitters. He will be our left handed option out of the pen.” Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Bagdad High School in Bagdad, AZ. Q and A with Gaige Born…March, 1 1991 in Prescott, AZ Nickname…Gaiger Favorite Movie…Dumb and Dumber Favorite Artist…Iron Maiden – Number of the beast Favorite Food…Any and All Hobbies…Baseball Person you most admire…Father Place you want to visit… Ireland
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General: Tony Vocca is a 2 way threat that showed both competitiveness on the mound and at the plate this fall. He will see time in the DH spot along with coming out of the pen for the Roughriders. His left handed power sets up perfectly for the friendly confines of Roughrider Park.
General: Ashton McCoy will spend most of the ’10 season competing for the starting second base position as he continues to transition from being a high school shortstop. He has the ability to change a game both defensively and at the plate. Possesses gap power and handles the bat extremely well.
General: Alex will compete for one of the four starting rotation spots on the YC pitching staff. Crafty left handed pitcher with a very good change-up and a developing slider. Alex fits the profile of the many left handed pitchers that have dominated ACCAC conference play over the past years.
Smeltzer on Vocca “Tony is another Yavapai County kid. He is a tremendous competitor. He will be a 2 way player for us this spring. He has a dangerous left handed swing and will get many AB’s in the DH spot. On the mound he is a bull-dog. He will be a stopper out of the pen for us in ’09.”
Smeltzer on McCoy “Ashton continues to improve with the guidance of both Schiller and Forney. With added confidence from playing a full college baseball season I expect very good things from (Ash).”
Smeltzer on Miranda- “Alex is your typical left handed pitcher with a very good change up. He knows how to locate all of his pitches and change speeds. The thing I like about Alex the most is he knows how to compete, and really has a will to win.”
Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Mingus High School in Cottonwood, AZ. All-State Quaterback on football team that lost in state championship. Mingus High School won back to back AZ 4A 2 Baseball championships. Q and A with Tony Born…April 18, 1991 in Cottonwood, AZ Nickname…Italian Stallion Favorite Movie…Hangover Favorite Artist…Vampire – Tribal Seeds Favorite Food…Spaghetti Hobbies…X - Box Person you most admire…Brothers Frank and Paul Place you want to visit… Italy
Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Pinnacle HS in Phoenix, AZ Q and A with Ashton Born…November 29, 1990 in Kansas City, MO Nickname…Chief Favorite Movie…Super Troopers Favorite Artist…Tech N9ne Favorite Food…Steak Hobbies…Dirtbiking, Video games Person you most admire…Miranda Kerr Place you want to visit… Hawaii
Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Cibola High School in Yuma, AZ.
Q and A with Alex Born…July 25, 1991 in Yuma, AZ Nickname…Senior Favorite Movie…Pursuit of Happiness Favorite Artist…Reggae ton Favorite Food…Home cooked food Hobbies…Sleeping Person you most admire…former YC lefty Leo Torez Place you want to visit… Yankee Stadium
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General: Will compete for time as the YC first baseman, should also se time in the DH spot. Ethan came to Yavapai as a two way player but suffered arm injuries forcing him to concentrate on the offensive side of his game. Proved during fall workouts he will be a big contributor at the plate for the Roughriders. Smeltzer on Leiter“Leiter can really hit. He needs to keep working hard to find a position because he is extremely athletic just not very skilled at a specific defensive position. But Ethan can and will hit.” Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Penn High School in Osceola, Indiana. Q and A with Hobbs Born…October 14, 1990 in South Bend, IN Nickname…bird man Favorite Movie…Caddy shack Favorite Artist…Dave Mathews Band Favorite Food…Breakfast food Hobbies…Outdoorsy activities Person you most admire…YC SS Cam Schiller Place you want to visit… Alaska
General: Tony Piazza will compete for time for both 1st and 3rd base and could also see some time in the DH spot. Possesses the potential to hit for a lot of power before his career at Yavapai is over. Will be a solid defender at either corner position. Serious competitor with leadership qualities who will help lead the Roughriders this spring and next season. Maintained a 4.0 GPA this fall semester. Smeltzer on Piazza-“When this young man makes contact the ball makes a different sound coming of the bat. He has tremendous bat speed. Made some adjustments at the plate this fall to help him become a complete hitter. Works very hard in the weight room, I wouldn’t be surprised if he put on 25lbs throughout the fall.” Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, AZ. Q and A with Tony Born…April, 24 1991 Nickname…Tony P Favorite Movie…Wedding Crashers Favorite Artist…Areola Favorite Food…Lucky Charms Hobbies…Hunting and Fishing Person you most admire…YC 3rd Baseman Cameron Brown Place you want to visit… Derby, KS
General: Joe Hollowell is a left handed pitcher who will start the season in the ’10 season in the bullpen. Very good change up and a mid 80’s fastball, Hollowell has the combination to be successful in the ACCAC. Smeltzer on Hollowell “Joe is another left handed arm that gives us options in the bullpen for the ’09 season. He is a great kid that works tremendously hard. With more consistency and confidence he has the ability develop into a starting pitcher.” Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Thatcher High School in Thatcher, AZ. Q and A with Joe Born…July 17, 1990 in Phoenix, AZ Nickname…Joey Favorite Movie…Dark Knight Favorite Artist…George Strait Favorite Food…All Hobbies…Pool, Fishing Person you most admire…Parents Place you want to visit… New York
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General: Aaron Fujiki returns as a redshirt freshman. A mid-year transfer in 2009, Fujiki spent his first semester at San Diego State University. An excellent defensive catcher Fujiki will control opposing base stealers and looked upon to handle a talented but inexperienced core of pitchers. Smeltzer on Fujiki- “Aaron is as good as they come defensively. He has an above average arm, quick feet and the mentality to play the position.” Prior to Yavapai – Spent a semester playing under Tony Gwynn at San Diego State University. Prepped at Mid-Pacific Institute in Oahu, Hawaii. Q and A with Aaron Born…December 31, 1989 Nickname…Fuji, Fustank Favorite Movie…The Hangover Favorite Artist…2 Face Idibia Favorite Food…Loco Moco and Chili Frank Hobbies…Anything water related Person you most admire… Demarcus Tidwell aka “Yung Tidd” Place you want to visit… Alaska
General: Blaine Schmidt will compete for time behind the plate with Aaron Fujiki and Sean Smedley. Suffered a hand injury that cut his fall practice short, but showed his ability to be a dangerous threat at the plate. Has good pop and handles the bat extremely well.
General: Devon Zenn comes to Yavapai after being drafted in the 27th round by the Anaheim Angels. Primarily an outfielder Zenn may also see time at first base. Has the ability to hit for both average and power and may be the Roughriders best baserunner.
Smeltzer on Schmidt “Blaine is a hardnosed kid who comes to practice every day and works. He is an offensive catcher that has improved behind the plate this fall. I always like having depth at the catching position so you can keep them fresh. Having Fujiki, Blaine, and Smedley gives us this option.”
Smeltzer on Zenn-“Devon is a very fun player to watch. He has begun to make the adjustment from being a good high school player to becoming a good college player. He obviously has the tools to play after college and that will be a very real possibility as he continues to compete against the caliber of pitching in the ACCAC.”
Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Deer Valley High School in Glendale, AZ Q and A with Blaine Born…February 28, 1991 Nickname…Schmidty Favorite Movie…Gran Torino Favorite Artist…Lil Wayne Favorite Food…Chicken Tenders with Ranch Hobbies…Working out, hanging out Person you most admire…brother - Clinton Place you want to visit… Fiji
Prior to Yavapai – Selected in the 27th round by the Anaheim Angels. Prepped at Benicia, HS in Benicia, CA. Q and A with Devon Born… October 4th, 1991 in Hercules, CA Nickname…D-Vo, D-Boy Favorite Movie…Transformers I and II Favorite Artist…Lil Wayne Favorite Food…Mac and Cheese Hobbies…Hanging out with friends, videogames, and sports Person you most admire…Jim Bowley (HS coach), Ken Griffey Jr. Place you want to visit… Amsterdam, NYC
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General: Sean Smedley will compete among Fujiki and Schmidt at the catcher position. Brings knowledge of the game and a tireless work ethic. Has shown the ability to handle a pitching staff and has been one of the most improved players on the Roughriders roster.
General: Andrews will battle for a spot in the OF during the ’10 season. Big strong outfielder has all the tools to become a great player down the road. Redshirted the ’09 season. Had a productive fall showcasing his incredible athletic ability.
Smeltzer on Smedley “Sean is a big strong young man. He has a great work ethic and continues to improve every day. We really have three catchers that could see time this season.”
Smeltzer on Darwin “Drew is a five tool baseball player. He is very raw in his development as a baseball player. He does things physically that leave me scratching my head because they are unbelievable. He has grown a tremendous amount since he stepped on our campus.”
Prior to Yavapai – Prepped at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, AZ Q and A with Sean Born…September 28, 1990 in Evergreen, CO Nickname…Smeds Favorite Movie…Forest Gump Favorite Artist…Queen – fat bottom girls Favorite Food…Steak Hobbies…Working out Person you most admire…Father and Clint Myers Place you want to visit… England
’09 Yavapai – Redshirted the ’09 season with the Roughriders, drafted in the 31st round of the ’08 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Q and A with Andrew Born…January 15, 1990 in Los Alamitos, CA Nickname…Drew Favorite Movie…Tenacious D – Pick of Destiny Favorite Artist…Stick Stick’n – Attack Attack Favorite Food…Mongolian Food Hobbies…Getting Jacked Person you most admire…Matt Kemp Place you want to visit… Prescott Valley, AZ
General: Injured for most of fall practice, was recruited to be a two way player. Had the opportunity to pitch at the end of fall workouts and impressed YC coaches with his low-mid 90’s fastball. Will get a chance to prove his abilities in the OF as well as starting the season in the YC bullpen. Smeltzer on Dykstra- “James has a great pitchers frame and a very live arm. He will get some quality innings in the spring. It’s hard to say how much he will contribute at the plate due to his injury in the fall but he is suppose to be able to really play. His brother was a first round pick of the San Diego Padres a couple years ago.” Prior to Yavapai – Drafted in the 40th round of the ’09 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox…prepped at power house Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, CA. Q and A with James Born…November, 11 1990 in San Diego, CA Nickname…Jimmy Favorite Movie…Anchor Man Favorite Artist…Red Hot Chili Peppers Favorite Food…Mexican Hobbies…Surfing Person you most admire…Brother, Allen Place you want to visit… Greece
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General: Casey will compete for one of the four starting rotation spots on the YC pitching staff. Progressed from a thrower to a pitcher and was dominating for the greater part of fall workouts against both outside competition and in scrimmages. Mixes a low 90’s fastball with a good 12-6 curveball, slider, and change-up. Smeltzer on Upperman -“Casey has a very live arm. He has the ability to dominate a game at this level. I am very happy with the progress he made this fall. He is learning how to pitch compared to just throwing hard and should get a bunch of innings this spring. “ Prior to Yavapai – Drafted in the 24 round by the Atlanta Braves of the ’09 MLB draft. Prepped at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, AZ. Q and A with Casey Born…November 16, 1990 Nickname…Case Favorite Movie…Grandma’s Boy Favorite Artist…E-40 Favorite Food…Piazza Hobbies…Underwater Basketweaving Person you most admire…My Parents Place you want to visit… Hawaii
General: Parker will compete with several others for one of the four starting rotation spots on the YC pitching staff. Was dominant at times during fall practice, but must continue to become more consistent. Has a low 90’s fastball with 2 very good off-speed pitches in a sharp slider and outstanding change-up. Smeltzer on Markel- “Parker has the most potential and the best “stuff’” of any arm on our pitching staff. He will continue to grow and progress as a pitcher, but I feel he has the best chance of any one of our pitchers to someday play in the big leagues.” Prior to Yavapai – Drafted in the 30th round by the Detroit Tigers in the ’09 MLB Draft….prepped at Desert Ridge HS in Glendale, AZ. Q and A with Parker Born…September 15, 1990 Nickname…Flounder Favorite Movie…Shooter, Saving Private Ryan Favorite Artist…Eminem – “Til I Collapse” Favorite Food…Buffalo Wings or pasta Hobbies…Movies, Laptop, Video Games, Friends Person you most admire…Grandmother Place you want to visit… Bahamas
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DOWNTOWN PRESCOTT HOME OF YAVAPAI COLLEGE Through its teaching and engagement, Yavapai College serves as an educational stepping stone for the people of Yavapai County and the city of Prescott, Arizona. From the modern architecture seen throughout campus to the geographic location and extensive support systems, Yavapai offers the best in a junior college experience.
Beyond the newly refurbished campus lies a breathtaking view of Thumb Butte. Just outside the city limits lies Watson Lake. A natural lake located beneath the bubble rock formations known to Prescott and northern Arizona. In the center of it all lays â€œOld Townâ€?, a historic downtown Prescott that dates back to the 1800s.
The city of Prescott speaks for itself. Rated one of the top 5 places to live by Money Magazine, Prescott offers the convenience of a big city with the feel of small town America. That listing is among the praise affirming the charm of Yavapai College campus as well. Newly remodeled buildings and other landscapes synonymous with the natural beauty of the southwest add something extra to the experience among Yavapai students.
To add to the quality of Prescott, Yavapai College has seen extensive upgrades. A recent approval of a bond saw more than $60 million dollars used on the improvement of Yavapai campus, including classrooms and athletic funding. With this funding Yavapai has seen improvements in technology as well. Personal computers in classrooms and free academic assistance highlight the numerous support systems here at Yavapai.
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PRESCOTTâ€Ś AGAIN!! The downtown Courthouse plaza in Prescott has made the list of the top ten public spaces in America. The American Planning Association puts Prescott in with such notables as Central Park in New York City and Union Station in Washington, D.C.
And Again! The October issue of National Geographic Adventure contains the 50 Best Places to Live: the Next Great Adventure Towns. Arizona cities on the list? Prescott and Tucson.
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HOME OF THE ARIZONA SUNDOGS
WATSON LAKE in PRESCOTT, ARIZONA
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YAVAPAI SOFTBALL 08’,09’ ACCAC CHAMPIONS 08’,09’ REGION I CHAMPIONS 08’, 09’ WESTERN DISTRICT CHAMPIONS 08’, 09’ NJCAA WORLD SERIES 2009 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
YAVAPAI SOCCER 2008 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 7 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 20 CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
A WINNING TRADITION www.goroughriders.com
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ROUGHRIDER PRIDE MAKING OUR TRADITION STRONGER 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 7 WORLD SERIES APPEARANCES 7 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 ACCAC CHAMPIONSHIPS 27 ALL-AMERICANS 23 ALL-REGION PLAYERS (last 5 yrs) 33 ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (last 5 yrs) 50 PLAYERS PLACED TO D-1 LEVEL (last 6 yrs) 155 PLAYERS DRAFTED 5 CURRENT MLB ROUGHRIDERS www.goroughriders.com
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GRAND JUNCTION HOME OF THE 2010 JUCO WORLD SERIES www.goroughriders.com
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Some of the Biggest Names In Baseball â€“ IIncluding n (clockwise from top) Billy Hatcher, Curt C r Schilling, Bobby Howry and Chad Curtis. Cu All All Major League Baseball players that wore Yavapai uniforms before they went on to Yav greatness after college. greea
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POST-SEASON HONORS YEAR-BY-YEAR- ALL-AMERICAS Since 1996 (Smeltzer Era)
YEAR-BY-YEAR -ALL- ACCAC Since 1994 (Smeltzer Era)
1996 Steve Chavez Matt Fick 1998 Mario Delgado 1999 Trevor Mote Brian Ross 2001 Dusty Brown 2003 Kelii Alcon 2005 Kyle Blanks Milton Loo 2006 Troy Hanzawa J.R. Murphy 2008 Rick Anton Kole Calhoun
Mark Murhpy Matt Fick Mike Lopez Adam Walker Almond Benson Andrew Mosher Andrew Mosher Mike Lopez Caesar Acosta Derek Hines Trevor Mote Mario Delgado * Butch Gurule Mike Crawford Michael Wombacher Fraser Inouye Trevor Mote * Mario Delgado Michael Wojtkowski Brian Ross Bryce Gehlin Jeff Fields Todd West Fraser Inouye Jake Brown Joel Buchenbauer Dusty Brown Matt Vanderbosh David Nowak Justin Lensch Andy Hargrove Brian Jenkins JC Sousa Dustin Mote Steven Lopez Kelii Alcon Nick Thorne
Steven Lopez Steven Lopez Eric Durante Eric Durante Steve Hoffner Steve Hoffner Shawn Russ Shawn Russ 2005 Kyle Blanks * Milton Loo* 2005 Kyle Blanks JR Murphy Milton Loo Trink JR Matt Murphy 2006 Evan Evan LeBlanc 2006 LeBlanc * * Aaron Asher Aaron Asher Murphy JR JR Murphy Troy Hanzawa Troy Hanzawa Mike Roskopf Mike Roskopf Milton Milton LooLoo Derek Tarapaki Derek Tarapaki Dustin Kaats Dustin Kaats 2007 Dillion Dillion Baird 2007 Baird Gary Gattis Gary Gattis Garrett Yoder Garrett Yoder 2008 Rick Anton Louise Templeton Zack Castlebery Kole Calhoun Domicic Piazza 2009 Cam Schiller Rick Anton
Brett Sowers Kirby Yates
* ACCAC Player of the Year
Kyle Blanks (’05) San Diego Padres (’08) 2005 ACCAC Player of the Year 2005 1st Team NJCAA Div I All American 2001 NJCAA All American Dusty Brown (’01) Boston Red Sox (’08) st 2001 ACCAC 1 Team
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ROUGHRIDER DRAFT HISTORY
13 - 1ST ROUNDERS 15 - 2ND ROUNDERS
Curt Schilling – Yavapai ’83 2nd Rd
8 - 3RD ROUNDERS 7 - 4TH ROUNDERS 5 – 5TH ROUNDERS 4 – 6TH ROUNDERS
Bobby Howry – Yavapai ’93 29th Rd
2 – 7TH ROUNDERS 2 – 8TH ROUNDERS 4 – 9TH ROUNDERS 2 – 10TH ROUNDERS 9 – 11TH THROUGH 20TH ROUNDERS
Kyle Blanks – Yavapai ’05 #1 Ranked Prospect San Diego Padres
16 – 21ST THROUGH 30TH ROUNDERS 11 – 31ST THROUGH 40TH ROUNDERS 12 – 40TH THROUGH 48TH ROUNDERS Dusty Brown – Yavapai ‘01 Boston Red Sox
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ROUGHRIDER 4-YEAR PLACEMENTS
University of Alabama University of Arizona Arizona State University North Alabama University Auburn University University of Arkansas Baylor University Cal State - Fullerton Cal State - Northridge Chico State University University of Hawaii University of Iowa University of Kansas Kansas State University University of Kentucky Lewis and Clark State Lyon College Louisiana Tech University Louisiana State University Univ. Louisiana-Monroe Mesa State University Metro State University
University of Miami University of Mississippi University of New Mexico New Mexico State University UNLV University of Nevada Reno Oklahoma City University University of Oklahoma Oklahoma State University Oral Roberts University Sacramento State University Oregon State University San Diego State University Univ. of Southern California University of Tennessee University of Texas Texas Tech University UT â€“ Arlington University of Utah Wake Forest University West Virginia University
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Yavapai College ·Nickname: Roughriders ·2009 ACCAC: (30-7) 1st ·2009 Overall: (47-10) ·National Ranking: 2nd
Arizona Western College ·Nickname: Matadors ·2009 ACCAC: (17-21) 9th ·2009 Overall: (24-28) ·National Ranking: N/A
Central Arizona College ·Nickname: Vaqueros ·2009 ACCAC: (30-8) 2nd ·2009 Overall: (47-11) ·National Ranking: 7th
Chandler-Gilbert CC ·Nickname: Coyotes ·2009 ACCAC: (23-15) 5th ·2009 Overall:(13-25) 12th ·National Ranking: N/A
Cochise College ·Nickname: Apaches ·2009 ACCAC: (22-15) 5th ·2009 Overall: (35-21) ·National Ranking: N/A
Eastern Arizona College ·Nickname: Gila Monsters ·2009 ACCAC: (5-33)14th ·2009 Overall: (12-44) ·National Ranking: N/A
Gateway College ·Nickname: Geckos ·2009 ACCAC: (12-26)13th ·2009 Overall: (18-36) ·National Ranking: N/A
Glendale CC ·Nickname: Guachos ·2009 ACCAC: (20-18) 8th ·2009 Overall: (30-27) ·National Ranking: N/A
Phoenix College ·Nickname: Bears ·2009 ACCAC: (13-25) 11th ·2009 Overall: (23-31) ·National Ranking: N/A
Pima College ·Nickname: Aztecs ·2009 ACCAC: (20-18) 7th ·2009 Overall: (35-20) ·National Ranking: N/A
Scottsdale CC ·Nickname: Artichokes ·2009 ACCAC: (21-17) 6th ·2009 Overall: (34-20) ·National Ranking: 12th
Mesa CC ·Nickname: Thunderbirds ·2009 ACCAC: (13-25)10th ·2009 Overall: (27-31) ·National Ranking: N/A
South Mountain CC ·Nickname: Cougars ·2009 ACCAC: (26-12) 3rd ·2009 Overall: (40-18) ·National Ranking: 12th www.goroughriders.com
Paradise Valley CC ·Nickname: Pumas ·2009 ACCAC: (23-15) 4th ·2009 Overall: (31-22) ·National Ranking: 10th 45 2010 YAVAPAI BASEBALL
SINGLE SEASON RECORDS Season Hitting Records
Season Pitching Records
Runs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Innings Pitched Steve Scholnik Trevor Mote Todd West Troy Hanzawa Dan Townsend Dustin Mote Trevor Mote Mike Wojkowski Brad Brown Paul Tanner
1977 1999 1999 1995 2006 1977 2002 1998 1999 1989 1995
94 81 80 76 73 72 72 70 69 68 68
Trevor Mote Mario Delgado Trevor Mote Evan LeBlanc Fraser Inouye Troy Hanzawa Steve Chavez Paul Tanner Dusty Brown Andy Mosher Mike Wojkowski Kyle Blanks Todd West Brad Brown Mike Roskopf
1999 1998 1998 2006 1998 2006 1995 1995 2001 1997 1999 2005 1999 1989 2006
111 107 107 105 100 99 97 96 94 93 88 87 86 84 84
1999 1998 2006 1995 1982 1984 1980 1983 1977 1980 1998
.481 .476 .465 .462 .457 .452 .451 .447 .446 .442 .442
1993 1998 2002 1996 2008 1998 1999 1999 1994 1998 2001 2006
29 25 23 21 18 18 18 17 14 14 14 14
Hits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Batting Average 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Trevor Mote Mario Delgado Evan LeBlanc Steve Chavez Johnny Hatcher Ric Francis Billy Hatcher Rob Swain Steve Olson Mike Bradford Fraser Inouye
Home Runs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Brian Deak Mario Delgado Andy Hargrove Matt Frick Kole Calhoun Mike Wombacher Mario Delgado Trevor Mote Chris Sherron Butch Gurule Dusty Brown Dustin Kaats
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
Don Hanna JR Murphy John Butcher Ed Ribera Gabe Molina Curt Schilling Justin Lensch Joey Rosas Rick Anton Mike Crawford Merrill Kelly Jeff Dunning Justin Lensch George Wheeler Charlie Kerfeld Brandon Rinnan Dave Watson Adam Henderson Robert Lucero Brian Ross Brandon Rinnan Brian Ross Jerry Gomez
1975 2006 1977 1975 1995 1986 2002 2006 2008 1998 2009 1994 2001 1971 1982 2003 1989 1995 1985 1999 2002 2000 1971
128 2/3 115 113 110 104 2/3 102 2/3 98 2/3 98 97 2/3 96 95 2/3 94 93 2/3 93 93 92 2/3 92 91 2/3 91 1/3 90 2/3 90 2/3 89 87 2/3
2008 1975 2009 2006 2006 1978 2005 2004 1975 1982 2006 1977 1975
1.38 1.40 1.51 1.72 1.77 1.90 1.91 2.00 2.10 2.13 2.21 2.25 2.35
1975 1995 1998 2008 1978 1975 1977 1986 1999 2002 2006 2009 1974 1976
17 14 14 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10
Earned Run Average (49 innings pitched) 1. Rick Anton 2. George Hawley 3. Merrill Kelly 4. JR. Murphy 5. Derek Terapacki 6. Scott Patterson 7. J.R. Murphy 8. Shawn Benson 9. Don Hanna 10. Charlie Kerfeld 11. Tyler Backus 12. Brian McCaslin 13. Don Hanna
Wins 1. 2.
Don Hanna Gabe Molina Mike Crawford 3. Rick Anton 4. Brian Meadows 5. Ed Ribera 6. John Butcher 7. Curt Schilling 8. Brian Ross 9. Justin Lensch 10. JR Murphy 11. Merrill Kelly Jack Ashby Wade Leitch
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LETTERWINNERS -AAbafo, Randen Abajian, Troy Abraham, Brad Acosta, Ceasar Adair, Raith Adams, Casey Aguilar, Ray Alcon, Kelii Alevras, Chad Alexander, John Alfano, Sal Almond, Russell Amarillas, Carlos Amato, Jerry Ambrose, Mark Anderson, Todd Andregg, Mark Angus, James Annicchini, Rocky Anton, Rick Apodaca, Dan Arias, Steve Arnett, Eli Aronow, David Asher, Aaron
2007-08 1986-87 1983-84 1995-97 1981-83 1999-01 1997-98 2001-03 1994-95 1985-87 1971-72 1993-95 1999-00 1970-72 1983-84 1980-81 1978-79 1981-82 1970-71 2008-2009 1982-83 1982-83 2001-03 1976-77 2004-06
-BBabbitt, Dean Backlund, Brett Backus, Tyler Bacon, David Bailor, Dave Ballard, Tim Bandura, Buck Barowski, Don Barrett, Chris Barriga, Rene Batson, Curtis
1989-90 1988-89 2005-06 2001-03 1979-80 1977-78 1994-95 1989-90 2001-01 1989-90 1982-83 Baumgartner, Wayne 1987-88 Becerra, Mike 1984-85 Bell, Anthony 1978-79 Beltran, Ray 1990-91 Benson, Shawn 2003-05 Bentz, Josh 1996-97 Bergen, Tim 1992-94 Berks, Joe 1986-87 Biernat, Andy 1988-90 Bishop, Bill 1970-71 Blair, John 1989-91 Blakeley, Jason 1991-93 Blanks, Kyle 2004-05 Bluthardt, Jay 1980-81
Boatman, John 1993-94 Boggs, Bill 1983-84 Bonham, Wayne 1979-81 Borrelli, Tommy 2003-05 Bourbonnais, Mike 1987-89 Bowman, Kyle 2004-05 Boyer, Kelly 1987-88 Bracamonte, Chris 1986-88 Braden, Deven 2007-08 Bradford, Bob 1976-77 Bradford, Mike 1979-81 Bradley, Ky 2003-04 Braun, Mitch 2005-06 Breedlove, Matt 1978-79 Brenner, Scot 1983-85 Brilliant, Joe 1999-00 Brockman, Mike 1981-83 Brogni, brady 1984-86 Brown, Brad 1987-89 Brown, Cameron 2009Brown, Chris 96-97, 98-99 Brown, Dave 1989-00 Brown, Dusty 2000-01 Brown, Jake 1998-00 Brown, Jason 1999-01 Brown, Nebasset 1998-99 Bryson, Cliff 1995-97 Buchenauer, Joel 1999-01 Buckel, Matt 1998-99 Buckner, Jim 1971-72 Burns, Torrance 2007-08 Butler, Troy 2003-05 Burmester, Lou 1980-81 Butcher, John 1976-77
-CCaldwell, Patrick Calhoun, Kole Campbell, Ian Cantarzaro, Lon Capek, David Carr, Casey Carter, Ryan Casas, Armando
2003-04 2007-08 2009 1970-71 1996-98 1997-98 1994-96 2003-05 Castleberry, William 1981-82 Castleberry, Zach 2008-09 Cerrone, Ricky 2004-05 Chadwick, George 1977-78 Chappell, Steve 1985-86 Chase, Jeff 2005-06 Chavez, Steve 1994-95 Chilton, Jake 2008-09 Christian, Sean 1987-89
Christiansen, John 2009 Christopherson, Mike 1985-87
Clairmont, Kelly Clark, Jared Clayton, Kenny Cluck, Jim Coefield, Jesse Coleman, Matt Conrad, Robert Coplon, Mitch Coplea, Marty Coppolla, Craig Cordova, Jim Cowles, Chris Cox, Corey Crawford, Mike Cruz, Ricardo Curnutt, Donny Curtis, Chad
1985-87 2009 2002-03 1987-89 1991-93 1989-90 1989-90 1977-79 1987-89 1979-81 1989-91 1999-01 1982-83 1996-98 2001-03 1999-00 1986-87
-DDabovich, Derek Danoff, Jason Daniel, Scott Daniels, Gary Davis, Lincoln Day, Bart Deak, Brian Degamo, Braden Degner, Levi Dehler, Kirk DeHoyos, Gabe Delgado, Mario Demijohn, Todd Devers, Dan Diaz, Danny Dickerson, Dave Dickson, Austin DiLillo, Tony Dillard, Justin Dittman, Bill Dixon, Adam Door, Jeff Dorner, Joe Dorsey, Sean Douglas, Mark Dowdy, Michael Dubinka, Steve Duffy, Dan Dukes, Shawn Duncan, David Duncan, Jim Dunn, Steve
1989-90 2005-06 1983-85 1970-71 1989-90 1977-79 1985-86 2007-08 1994-96 2007-08 1998-99 1997-99 1980-81 1979-81 1985-87 1984-85 2001-03 1993-95 2001-03 1978-79 1999-00 1984-85 1983-84 1989-91 1986-87 1980-81 1970-71 2007-08 1986-88 1989-91 1976-78 1989-90
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Dunning, Jeff Dupuy, Jonathon Durante, Eric Durson, Keith
1992-94 2007-08 2002-04 1976-77
-EEdwards, Maurice Etchebarren, Ray Ethier, Byron Evans, Duane
1977-78 1977-79 1976-77 1976-77
-FFaircloth, Jesse 1987-88 Faulk, J.D. 1979-81 Felker, Evan 01-02, 03-04 Fellner, Rob 1989-90 Ferney, Mike 1970-71 Fessler, Chris 2004-05 Fields, Jeff 1997-99 Filosa, Brian 1988-89 Filter, Jimmy 2009 Fink, Damon 1988-90 Fisher, Mike 1983-84 Fisk, BJ 2002-04 Gutowski, John
-HHaley, Zack 2009Haffer, Rod 1985-86 Hagerty, Hunter 2005-06 Hall, Jesse 2004-05 Hall, Kevin 1998-99 Hall, Matthew 1980-81 Hamilton, Eugene 2004-05 Hammond, Jimmy 1995-96 Hanrahan, Matt 1991-92 Hanson, Paul 1985-86 Hanzawa, Troy 2005-06 Hargrove, Andy 2000-02 Harmon, Chad 2000-01 Harper, Justin 2007-08 Harrell, Kenny 1993-94 Hartman, Brent 1990-92 Hartman, Dan 1984-85 Hartweck, Drew 2004-05 Hartwig, Paul 1982-83 Harvey, Chase 2004-05 Hastings, Mike 1970-71 Hatcher, Billy 1979-81 Hatcher, John 1980-82 Havens, Russell 2008-09 Hebets, Brad 1984-86 Hebenstriet, Scott 1987-88 Heckerl, David 1977-78 Heidemann, Mike 1994-95 Heise, Ben 1970-72 Henninger, Marcus 2003-04 Hernandez, Robert 1978-79 Herrera, Luis 2003-04 Hewitt, Craig 2002-03
Flores, rigo Forbes, Derek Forbis, Gavin Forney, Ty Francis, Ric French, Chris Frick, Matt
1989-90 2001-03 1997-98 1993-94 20091983-84 2001-02 1995-96
-GGabriel, Aaron 2002-03 Gardin, Aaron 1993-94 Gasca, Jim 1984-85 Geddes, Mike 2002-03 Gehlen, Bryce 96-97, 98-99 Giglio, Brien 1982-84 Gilbert, Steve 1980-82 Gittus, Mike 1982-84 Glover, Scott 1996-97 Gohde, George 1977-79 Goldby, Scott 1984-86 Goligoski, Greg 1995-96 Gomez, Jaime 1996-97 Hilde, Kevin Hines, Derek Hoffner, Jeff Hoffner, Steve Holliday, Tom Hoover, Scott Host, Robbie Howard, Ted Howry, Bob Huddleston, Glen Hudson, James Hudson, Richard Hume, Duane Hunt, Gary Huyck, Paul
1982-84 1995-97 2003-05 2002-04 1971-72 1982-83 1991-93 1996-98 1991-93 1992-94 1978-80 1987-89 1987-88 1971-72 1979-80
-IInouye, Fraser Ireland, Billy Irons, James Ismay, Bill
1997-99 1976-77 1977-79 1981-83
Jacklin, Dean Jackson, Wayne Jameson, Bill Jamieson, Clay Janssen, Kevin Jenkins, Bob Jenkins, Brian Jensen, Clint Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Wade
1999-00 1981-83 1976-77 1988-90 1977-78 1971-72 2000-01 1990-92 1999-00 2007-08
Gomez, Jerry Gomez, Mario Gonzales, Johny Gonzales, Paul Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Tony Gonzalez, Marco Goodro, Terry Gordon, Gabe Gossage, Kevin Gracio, Rocky Granks, Thomas Green, Mark Greer, Adam Grilz, Steve Grimm, Rick Grivatt, Chris Grundhauser, Ben Guimbarda, Dave Gulick, Andy Gurule, Butch
1970-71 1983-85 2004-05 1982-83 1988-90 2005-06 2000-01 1976-77 2001-02 2005-06 2000-01 1981-82 1983-84 2003-04 1977-78 1984-85 1996-97 1996-98 1976-77 2000-02 1997-98
Johnson, Brad Jones, Allen Jones, Austin Jones, Dale Jones, James Jones, John Joost, Landon
2008-09 1992-94 2004-05 1970-71 1980-81 20092009
-KKaats, Dustin Kallemeyn, Bob Kass, Mike Kassien, Terry Keller, Brad Kellner, Walter Kelly, Merrill Kelly, Wes Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, Gus Keough, Shane Kerfeld, Charlie Ker. Tim Killeen, Tim King, Bryan Kinoshita, Dane Kiser, Lee Kitagawa, Randy Knutson, Erik Kosower, Chad Kranitz, Rick Kurtz, Trey
2005-06 1990-92 1990-91 1977-79 1983-84 1977-79 2008-09 1996-97 1980-81 1991-93 2005-06 1981-82 1985-86 1988-90 1995-96 2009 1982-83 2004-05 2007-08 1992-94 1976-77 1993-94
-LLadas, Carl 90-91, 92-93 Langford, paul 1994-95 Larson, Frank 1970-72 Lawler, Jim 1995-97
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Lawrence, Steve 1977-79 Lay, Doug 1971-72 Leatherwood, Mike 2002-04 Leblanc, Evan 2005-06 Lee, John 1977-79 Leever, Shane 2005-06 Leines, Jon 2002-04 Lensch, Justin 2000-02 Leonard, john 1979-81 Leslie, Kyle 1995-96 Lewis, Josh 2004-05 Lewis, Taylor 2007-08 Lezeau, Jim 1991-93 Ligerman, Dave 1986-88 Lindbeck, Eric 1991-92 Lingel, Brent 2000-01 Litman, Johri 1999-00 Littell, Barrett 1999-01 Littlehoop, Jeremy 2004-05 Livernois, CJ 1996-97 Livernois, Jason 1999-00 Livingston, Bill 1984-85 Long, Artie 1989-91 Loo, Milton 2004-06 Lootens, Mike 1982-83 Lopez, Dave 1982-83 Lopez, Mike 1996-98 Lopez, Raul 1970-72 Lopez, Emanuel 2003-04 Lopez, Esteban 2002-04 Lowe, jerry 1978-80 Lowery, Marc 1992-94 Lucer, Robert 1984-85 Lucero, Jeremy 2000-01 Lutz, Todd 2001-03 Lyness, Scott 1982-83
-MMaatallah, David 1981-82 Madrid, Alex 1981-83 Magdaleno, Jarrett 1995-97 Malan, Jeff 1982-83 Marks, Brian 1970-71 Marquez, Dave 1989-91 Martin, Kelly 1997-98 Mattus, Don 1983-85 McAuley, John 1983-85 McCasland, Nate 2001-03 McCaslin, Brian 1976-77 McClain, Mark 1983-84 McClendon, Levi 1992-94 McClendon, Travis 1991-93 McDonald, Donzell 1994-95 McGee, Laron 1996-97 McKee, Sean 2002-04 McLouth, Scott 1986-87 McNally, Jason 1991-93 Meadows, Brian 1977-79 Meisterhans, Blain 1984-85
Melvin, Matt Melvin, Scott Mendibles, Albert Merritt, Ken Messer, Scott Metz, Jeff Micca, Scott Michaels, Dave Mlacki, Bob Miller, Brady Miller, Stcy Miller, Walter Mochizuki, Gered Molina, Gabe Moreno, Al Morris, Jeff Morrison, Burce Mosher, Andrew Mote, Dustin Mote, Trevor Mueller, Heinz Munos, Frank Murphy, JR Murphy, Mark Musgraves, Rocke Myers, Eric Myring, Nick
2001-02 1981-82 1984-86 1980-81 1981-82 1979-81 1984-85 1977-78 1982-83 1988-90 1987-89 1985-87 2003-05 1994-95 1986-87 1976-77 1982-83 1995-97 2000-02 1997-99 1992-94 1970-71 2004-06 1994-96 1983-85 1986-87 1999-00
-NNanny, Butch Nelson, Jerry Nenad, Dave Niccasio, Richard Niprikas, Kerry Norris, Jared Norris, Scott Noverr, Bill Nowak, David Nunn, Terry
1988-90 1981-83 1988-89 1987-88 1971-72 1976-77
Pate, Walter Patterson, Scott Pavlovic, Andy Payne, Jordan Pederson, Jason Pelletier, Ron Pesci, Mike Pettyjohn, Dan Phillips, Al Piazza, Anthony Piazza, Dominic Poppe, Steve Preble, Dan Price, Tom Puccinelli, Geno Pueschner, Craig
1980-82 1976-78 1978-80 2007, 09 1999-00 1977-79 1992-93 1970-72 1980-81 1983-84 2008-09 1981-82 1995-97 1989-90 1982-83 1988-89
1978-80 1982-83 1977-79 2004-05 1983-84 2007-08 1971-72 1987-88 2000-01 1999-00
-OOchoa, Paul 1994-95 Okuda, Cody 94-95, 97-98 Oglesbee, Mike 1982-83 Olague, John 1977-78 Olivas, Rick 1983-85 Olsen, Jason 1997-99 Olson, Chad 1986-87 Olson, Steve 1976-77 Ortiz, William 1979-80 Osborne, John 1970-72 Otero, Peter 1977-78 Ott, Mike 1977-79 Otte, Duane 1984-85 Owen, Todd 91-92, 93-94 Owens, Ryan 1989-90
-PPageler, Mick Painter, Dan Palm, Rob
Palma, Doug Palomino, Mike Paquette, Richard Parker, Dan Pastor, Bob Pastors, Greg
1995-96 2001-02 1983-84
-RRaley, Evan Ramirez, Daniel Ramirez, Ron Raskza, Ted Raytick, Dave Reahard, Randy Rediger, Jeff Reese, John Rhoades, Dave Rick, Jason Richardson, Jason Richins, Gehrig Rinard, Bobby Rinnan, Brandon Rittman, John Robbins, Cory Roberts, Robbie Rodriguez, Adam Rodriguez, Albert Rodriguez, Omar Rodriguez, Steve Roh, Don Rolfes, Rick Romine, Brandon Roorda, Larry Rosas, Joey Rosati, Tom Roskopf, Mike Ross, Brian
2005-06 2004-05 1977-78 1987-89 1978-80 1971-72 1988-90 1970-72 1979-81 1998-99 1998-00 2001-02 2008-09 2001-03 1982-83 1995-96 1986-87 1981-83 2002-04 1977-78 1985-86 1986-88 1976-77 1983-84 1979-80 2005-06 1976-77 2005-06 1998-00
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Roth, Aaron Rubio, Jim Rudden, Tommy Rupkey, Rick Russell, John
1999-00 1981-82 2003-04 1986-88 1980-81
Stewart, Dave Suhadolnik, Ray Sullivan, Dave Swain, Robert Swift, Pat Szarek, Leo
1986-88 1971-72 1983-84 1982-83 20091985-86 1988-89 1976-77 1986-87 1990-92 1994-96 1987-89 1990-92 1971-72 1992-94 1990-92 20091991-92 1993-94 1993-94 1992-94 2008-09 1989-91 1989-90 1976-77 1993-94 1988-89 1977-78 2000-02 1970-71 1970-71 1977-78 1986-88 1984-86 1979-81 2005-06 1980-82 1978-79
-SSaigh, Dino Santiago, Pedro Savoini, Clint Saylors, Paul Schiller, Cam Schilling, Curt Schlagel, Kip Scholnik, Steve Schulz, Gary Schwarze, Chris Scott, Jarrett Seda, Mike Sexton, Mitch Sheppard, Steve Sherron, Chris Shuey, Tom Silva, Pulama Simmons, Rick Sims, Dave Sissener, Butch Slattery, Alex Sloan, Austin Smith, Craig Smith, Shane Smith, Tom Smith, Tyson Snyder, Brett Solow, Ken Sousa, JC Souza, Steve Spears, Wayne Speller, Roger Spires, Billy Ray Stanley, Tim Stapleton, Dave Stastny, TJ Steinberg, Scott Stephens, Darrell
1970-71 1970-71 1976-77 1981-83 1985-86 1971-72
Tagtmeyer, Heath Tanner, Paul Taylor, Ron Teeples, Dave Tarapacki, Derek Templeton, Louie Theall, Chris Thomas, Cory Thompson, Harley Thompson, Robert Thorne, Nick Thornton, Pat Tisher, Brandon
1990-92 1994-95 1978-80 1978-79 2004-06 2007-08 1995-96 1985-87 2009 1979-80 2001-03 1990-91 1998-00 Tiefenthaler, Dennis 1980-82 Tom, Phil 1971-72 Torres, Leo 1995-97 Townsend, Dan 1976-77 Trink, Bryan 2001-02 Trink, Matt 2003-05 Truby, chad 1994-96 Tucker, Matt 2000-01 Tyrrell, Daniel 1994-96
-UUrlaub, Gerald Uvodich, John
-VVan Dyke, Ty 1985-87 Vanderbosch, Matt 2000-02 Vanzandt, Kris 2005-06 Vesely, Tanner 1999-00 Vesely, Tanner 1999-00 Villa, Armand 1978-79 Vorachek, Aaron 1993-94
-WWagner, Dave Waite, Bob
Walden, Richard 1987-88 Walker, Adam 1994-96 Walker, Chad 1982-84 Wallace, Billy 1996-98 Warren, Mark 1979-81 Watchman, Kevin 1994-95 Watson, Brad 1999-00 Watson, Dave 1987-88 Watson, John 1985-87 Webster, Alex 2002-03 Weems, Gary 1984-86 Wegner, Joh 1985-86 Welch, Riley 2009West, Todd 1997-99 Wheeler, Cameron 2004-06 Whelan, Travis 1999-01 Whipple, Dino 1986-87 Whitman, Jeremy 2000-02 Wickam, Chris 1995-96 Wilcox, Mike 1998-00 Wilhelmsen, Paul 1984-86 Williams, Anthony 2005-06 Williams, Fred 1978-79 Williams, Jason 02-03, 04-05 Wilson, Chris 2005-06 Winters, Dave 1988-89 Witty, Dave 1977-78 Wise, Eric 1998-99 Withers, Lynn 1992-93 Wojkowski, Michael 1998-99 Wombacker, Mike 1996-98 Wood, Bob 1970-72 Woodard, Scott 1980-82
-YYates, Kirby Yoder, Garrett Young, Donny Young, Spenser
2006-09 2005-06 1984-85 1997-98
-ZZaragoza, Tony Zazueta, Peter Zobeck, Paul
1991-93 1998-99 1971-72
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BASEBALL DONORS HALL OF FAME $25000+ ∙Estancia Home Builders ∙Landcraft Engineering & Design
HOME RUN $500 ∙Haley Construction
TRIPLE $300 ∙Mr & Mrs Mike Leiter
DOUBLE $200 ∙Gary Kelley
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