GILLETTE RIDERS POST 42 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Welcome

Friday, March 22
Sweet 16 Fundraiser on March 27

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Hladky Memorial Stadium

 

NEW: Sweet 16 Fundraiser, March 27 at 7 pm at American Legion Hall. See attachment at bottom of page.  

 

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RIDERS COLLEGE UPDATE- Once again this Spring, there are lots of Riders out playing in the college ranks. We will try to update every couple of weeks to keep you posted on their individual and team accomplishments. 

 

Austyn Hester  SS  (Sophomore)- Williston State  NJCAA D2

Hester is the everyday Shortstop for the Tetons and bats in the leadoff spot. No stats were available, but he has been having another solid season. The Tetons are off to a slow start  at 3-14, but look to pick up steam as the MONDAK conference season begins. 

 

Dillon Buckmeier   OF  (Redshirt Freshman)- Minot State NCAA D2

Buckmeier has appeared in 5 games for the Beavers, starting 1. He is currently hitting .500, 2-4 on the young season with a triple and 2 stolen bases. He recorded his first collegiate hit on March 9th. The Beavers are currently 6-6 on the season and start NSIC play this week. 

 

Ian Durgin  RHP (Redshirt Junior)- Colorado School of Mines  NCAA D2

Durgin has been one of the Orediggers’ most consistent and dependable relievers in the early season. He has appeared in 6 games with a 1.50 ERA. The Orediggers are off to a great start with a 13-6 overall record in the very tough RMAC Conference. 

 

Jordan Evans  3B (Sophomore)- University of Wyoming  Club

Evans plays for the University of Wyoming Club team at 1stand 3rdbase. They are currently 1-3 on the season and open conference play next week. No stats were available at this point in time. 

 

Joseph Harris  RHP  (Sophomore)- University of Jamestown NAIA

Harris has appeared in 3 games for the Jimmies, earning his first collegiate win on March 9th. He has a 1-1 record with a 11.88 ERA through 8.1 innings on the mound. The Jimmies as usual are rolling along with a 12-8 overall record and have moved this season to the GPAC Conference. 

 

Tanner Rogen  RHP (Reshirt Senior)- Oral Roberts University NCAA D1

 

Rogen has been sidelined the early part of this season with an injury and will redshirt this year to save his senior season. Rogen played summer baseball last summer in the coveted Northwoods League for the Madison Mallards. 

 

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NEW: MARCH PRACTICE SCHEDULE UNDER HANDOUTS- Schedule is for all 4 teams!  

 

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2019 GATE SPONSOR- PACIFIC STEEL AND RECYCLING- Free Admission for all Riders fans to 2019 home games! Thank you so very much from Riders Baseball.

   

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2019 RIDERS HALL OF FAME CLASS ANNOUNCED:
It is with great honor to announce the 5th class to be inducted into the Riders Hall of Fame. The 2019 class is once again an elite group of men who stood out for program both on and off the field. Our program is what it is today because of the groundwork laid by people like these. The Riders Hall of Fame Weekend will take place May 31-June 2 at Hladky Stadium. The festivities will kick off on Friday May 31 with an Alumni Game at 6:00 pm. On Saturday and Sunday the Riders will host the Wyoming/Montana Showdown with Cheyenne Post 6, Billings Royals, and Billings Scarlets all coming to town. The 2019 Riders Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Hladky Stadium on Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. in between games. Dinner will be sponsored by Jimmy John's. Congratulations to the 2019 Riders Hall of Fame inductees. 

2019 RIDERS HALL OF FAME
Brian Marso 1988-1991
Brian McCormack 1976-1978
Charlie MacDonald
Jonathan Pate 1990-1993
Patrick Chambers 1976-1978
Patrick Hladky
Steve Laakso 1993-1995 

  

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2019 SCHEDULES RELEASED (Schedules attached under Handouts)

*JR Riders schedule will be posted in March. 

 

Riders Head Coach Nate Perleberg is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 game schedules for our Riders, Rustlers, and Prep teams. "2019 looks to be another great season for our program and teams. I feel like we have put together a very competitive schedule for all our teams, which will prepare them for end of the season play and future years in our program. We try to give our guys the opportunity each summer to see some the best competition this region has to offer, while also getting exposure in front of college recruits. I can't wait to get started!"

 

The Riders schedule is highlighted early on with many triangulars and competitve weekends. We are excited to host 3 very good tournaments in Gillette this year, with our Spring Classic Tournament, MT/WY Showdown, and of course of Hladky Tournament. Our month of June is highlighted by a 12-day road trip in to a very good Sioux Falls SD Tournament, followed up by a pre-regional type tournament at Creighton Prep High School in Omaha NE. The month of July includes a tournament over the 4th of July in Jackson Hole WY,  along with the CABA World Series Tournament in Cheyenne, WY. To wrap it up, Gillette will be the host of the 2019 Wyoming AA State Tournament. Overall, 80-85 games are scheduled for the 2019 Riders!

 

The Rustlers JV team this year will bump up to the "A" division in Wyoming, which is a 19U division. This will be a great challenge for our guys and prepare them for the future. Their schedule includes 16 important conference games against the likes of: Cheyenne, Douglas, Torrington, and Wheatland. The Rustlers will need to finish in the top 4 teams in their conference to qualify for the State "A" Tournament. The Rustlers two big out of town trips include the Battle of Omaha Tournament during the College World Series and Bozeman MT. They will play around 65 games this summer. Coaches: Sam Stearns/Wyatt Dunn

 

The Prep team this year will also bump up a division in 2019 and play in the "B" division in Wyoming, which is a 17U division. Their schedule includes arounds 50-55 games. Their conference includes Casper, Sheridan, and Glenrock. They have to finish in the top 2 in their conference to quality for the State Tournament at the end of the season. The Prep will play in 5 quality tournaments this summer in Wheatland, Cheyene, Casper, Bozeman, and Rapid City. This schedule should be a great challenge for our future Riders! Coaches: Kyle Avery/Josh Kuhbacher

 

JR Riders- Schedule will be posted around March 1. The JR Riders will play in the "C" 15U division this year. It is the first time in their history that they will play acutal Legion Baseball and play in an end of the year State Tournament. Exciting news! Coaches: Doug Evans/Jordan Evans/Derek Hooker 

 

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Check out this new awesome video of Hladky Memorial Stadium!


 

  

 

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50 PLAYERS TO PLAY IN COLLEGE SINCE 2006!

Adam Necklason- University of Wyoming Club, Travis Belt- University of Wyoming Club,

 Drew Baier- Jamestown College, Nate Kolata- Doane College/MSU Billings, Ryan Iliff- Jamestown College,

Sawley Wilde- Jamestown College, Zach Hamilton- Pierce College/Iowa Western CC, Garrett Jackson- Valley City State/Kirkwood CC, Ryan Hutchison- Iowa Western CC/Western Kentucky, Austin Cowen- Miles City CC/Western Illinois University, Bubba Hamilton- Grossmont Community College, Seth Means- Dodge City CC/University of North Dakota, Jared Wass- Miles City Community College, Anthony Kramer- Hastings College, Kyle Rhoades-Doane College/U of Wyoming Club, Evan Cunningham- Otero Junior College, Nathan Barrett- Presentation College,

 Dalton Cowen- Iowa Central CC/University of Nebraska at Kearney, JT Zigray- Miles CC/Jamestown College,

Tucker Young-MSUBillings/Miles CC/New Mexico Highlands, Drake Kelley- Scottsdale Community College, Jon Fisher- University of Wyoming Club, Turner Lofing- Garden City Community College,

Westin Hinkel-Treasure Valley Community College/University of Arkansas Pine Bluff/ University of Jamestown, Gavin Reimer- Bismarck State College/CSU Pueblo, Austin Tennant- Miles Community College/Dickinson State  Drew Adriaens- MSU Billings/Iowa Western CC, Andrew Youngs- Miles Community College, Wyatt Estabrook- Western Nebraska CC, Zach Donahoo- Williston State College, Tanner Rogen- Williston State College/Scottsdale CC/Oral Roberts, Lucas Rissler- Williston State College/Dickinson State, Jarran Arbach- Otero JC, Cody Eaton Miles City CC, Ian Durgin- Otero JC/Colorado School of Mines, Mason Bonar- University of Jamestown, Hunter Sylte- MSU Billings, Josh Hughes- MSU Billings, Drayson Hladky- Treasure Valley CC, Kolter Langdon- Bismarck State, Kyler Stark- Dawson Community College, Joseph Harris- University of Jamestown, Josh Kuhbacher- Dakota Wesleyan University, Austyn Hester-Williston State, Dillon Buckmeier-Minot State, Wyatt Dunn-Suffolk University, Jordan Evans-University of Wyoming Club, Mason Powell- MSU Billings, Chase Reimer- Miles CC, Zach Brown- Doane University

2 PLAYERS PROFESSIONALLY DRAFTED SINCE 2006!

Austin Cowen- Los Angeles Dodgers, Ryan Hutchison- Arizona Diamondbacks 

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EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RIDERS BASEBALL CONTACT US AT  gilletteriders@gmail.com 
 
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RIDERS BRICK FUNDRAISERGET NOTICED!!
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!
 
BRICK FORM IS ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS WEBSITE. SIMPLY FILL IT OUT AND RETURN TO EITHER STEVE LAAKSO 680-4956 OR NATE PERLEBERG 689-4542.   
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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, 3X JV State Champions, and 49 players signing to play college baseball, including 2 professionally drafted.  

 

 

Questions contact Coach Perleberg at 689-4542 or gilletteriders@gmail.com
 
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Video of Hladky Memorial Stadium 
 
  2014 WYOMING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
 
  2015 NW REGIONAL TOURNAMENT IN CHEYENNE WYOMING
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 


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Photo by Mike Holzer Photography
Handout: NCAA Sweet Sixteen Fundraiser

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