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Thursday, November 15
Powell signs with MSU Billings

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Riders senior Powell commits to MSU Billings

 

Riders senior Mason Powell has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at MSU Billings in Montana. MSUB is a NCAA Division II school that has became a national contender the last 2 seasons under coach Aaron Sutton.In his first two seasons, Sutton owns a record of 56-47 (.602) and has gone 50-30 in conference games (.625). Sutton was named the GNAC co-Coach of the Year in 2018, after piloting the Yellowjackets to their third GNAC regular-season title in the last four seasons. 

 

MSUB Coach Sutton on Powell: “We’re looking forward to adding such a quality player and person in Mason. Mace comes from a program that prepares their guys for the next level and teaches them how to win. He is a very exciting player with his skill set and we look forward to being a part of his development on and off the field these next 4 years.”

 

Powell on choosing MSUB: I chose MSUB for reasons both on and off the baseball field. I plan to be a high school math teacher and coach, and MSUB's rich history as a teaching college will help prepare me for my chosen profession. I also chose MSUB because this baseball team's reputation and winning mentality is exactly what I want to be a part of day in and day out. The coaching staff's level of professionalism and organization is exactly what it takes to create a championship atmosphere, and I desire nothing more than to compete for and contribute to this outstanding program. I am excited about the opportunity to play for Coach Sutton and his staff. Lastly, I chose MSUB because I love the town of Billings and the surrounding area. I am looking forward to being a Yellowjacket!  

 

Powell has played in the Riders program from 2014-2018. In 2016 he was a big part of the Gillette Rustlers State “B” Championship team. The last two seasons playing for the Riders, Powell has been a key cog in the middle of a lineup that has won 114 games. In 2017 as sophomore he started for a Riders team that finished 57-27 overall. Powell hit at a .342 clip his sophomore season, with 54 RBI, 47 R, and 10 doubles. In 2018 as a junior, he was part of a Riders team that finished 57-27 and Wyoming State Runner Up. He was unanimously selected by the Wyoming “AA” Legion Coaches as a 1stTeam All State Selection. He led the Riders in batting average (.354) and RBI (58). Maybe more impressive was the fact that he played in 83 out of 84 games, proving his durability and consistency. To go along with his gaudy offensive numbers, Powell has been equally as dominant on the mound with a career record of 14-2 and a 1.59 ERA.

 

Coach Perleberg on Powell: “Over the past 5 years, Mason has defined what it means to be a “Rider” on a daily basis. On and off the field he is a hard working, committed, smart, disciplined, team-first guy who happens to also be extremely competitive. He is a great leader and role model for our program. When you combine all these traits with the type of talent that he has, you get a really special player/young man. Mason’s bat has a chance to be really special, especially as he continues to mature and get stronger. I feel like MSBU and Mason will be the perfect fit for each other. I’ve always admired Coach Sutton’s structure, discipline, and dedication to not only the player, but also the entire student-athlete. Their program is very similar to ours in a lot of ways, which I think will really benefit Mason. Mason’s coachability and upside provide the perfect scenario for him to excel at MSUB. I feel very fortunate to have coached him the last few years and can’t wait for next couple of years with him. The Riders family is very proud of Mason and thanks him for his years of hard work and dedication to our program.

 

Powell is currently a senior at Thunder Basin High School with a 4.0 GPA. He is the son of Brad and Melissa Powell of Gillette, WY. 

 

 

 

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RIDERS BASEBALL PRESENTS…

2018 CHRISTMAS CAMP

 
When: December 15 and 16 (2-day camp)

Where: Riders Indoor Facility

Who: Grades 3-5 (9 am-12:00pm both days) *Limited to first 20 players
 Grades 6-9 (1:00 pm-4:00 pm both days) *Limited to first 20 players

Cost: $60.00 which includes 2 day camp, (6 hours instruction) and a free camp t-shirt.

Other:
-Players need to bring a bat, glove, turf shoes, water bottle 
-Due to limited space in our Indoor Facility, we ask that spectators/parents leave during the camp.
- Payment can be made the day of the camp, please show up early to fill out liability form (liability form attached at the bottom of the page) 
 
Coaches will Include:
Riders Head Coach Nate Perleberg
Riders Head Assistant Coach Allen Hemeyer
Rustlers Head Coach Sam Stearns 
Current Riders Players
 

SIGN UP TODAY: Contact Riders head coach Nate Perleberg at 307-689-4542 or email at nperleberg@ccsd.k12.wy.us. Limited spots available for this camp. 

 

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 2019 JR RIDERS WILL CHANGE AGE CUTOFF TO ACCOMODATE NEW LITTLE LEAGUE CHANGES-

Age cutoff for 2019 JR Riders team will be Aug 31 for 2006 birthyears. So any players born before Sept 1, 2006 will be eligible to try out for the 2019 JR Riders team. 

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  GILLETTE WYOMING TOURNAMENTS 2019

Spring Classic Memorial Weekend (Varsity) May 24-27  (FULL)

Hladky Memorial Tournament (Varsity) June 27-30  (3 Spots Left)

Hargens/Leisy Tournament (JV) July 5-7  (3 Spots Left)

Tourney on Turf (Ages 13-15)  July 12-14 

*Contact Coach Perleberg at 307-689-4542 to reserve a spot. Spots will fill up fast.

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*NEW PLAYERS FOR 2019 SEASON WELCOME* 

JOIN A WINNING TRADITION... 
Over the last 13 years the Riders have won 657 games, including 7 seasons of 50+wins, 2X Wyoming State Champions, 2015 NW Regional Runner Up, 3X NW Regional Appearances, 6X Wyoming State Runner Up, 10X in State Semi-Final Game, 2X JV State Champions, and 47 players signing to play college baseball, including 2 professionally drafted. 
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NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RIDERS BASEBALL CONTACT US AT  gilletteriders@gmail.com 
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Don't miss out on your chance to be on the Riders Wall! Personalize your own brick today on the beautiful  NEW brick wall at the entrance tunnel at Hladky Memorial Stadium. You can personalize up to 3 lines on a 4" x 8" paver. Your brick will be there permanately for years to come. A cheap way to give back to the program and be seen by everyone who enters the stadium. Perfect for honoring loved ones, remembering former/current players, or even a cheap way to advertise! Bricks are a one-time fee of $125.00.  We are planning on updating the wall this winter/spring, so get your form in today. Don't miss out on having your personalized brick!
 
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Handout: BRICK FORM

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