GILLETTE POST 42 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: ALUMNI/COLLEGE PLAYERS

RIDERS ALUMNI
(PLAYERS HAD TO PLAY AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF VARSITY)
If you're a former Rider Alumni that played Varsity baseball for at least one year, please email (nperleberg@ccsd.k12.wy.us) the total years you played in the program so we can include your name on this list.

Adam Necklason 2004-2006
Aldofo Bagnerello 1992-1994
Alex Kelley 2006
Andrew Kaufman 2010-2012
Andrew Youngs 2010-2013
Andy Palmer 1986-1988
Anthony Kramer 2007-2009
Austin Cowen 2006-2008
Austin Tennant 2009-2013
Austin Zigray 2010-2012
Barry Koch 1986-1988
Billy Laughlin 1986-1988
Brian Adsit 2001-2003
Brian Rickert 2003-2005
Bubba Hamilton 2006-2009
Cameron Mock 2006-2007
Carl Dick 1998-2001
Clay Rodgers 2001-2002
Dale Wishard 1984-1986
Dallis Cowen 1986-1988
Dalton Cowen 2007-2011
Dalton McCann 2010-2012
Dan Baker 1984-1986
Dan Cordray 1983-1985
Dan Miller 1998-2000
Doyle Hanson 2011
Drake Kelley 2008-2012
Drew Adriaens 2010
Drew Baier 2005-2007
Dylan Martinez 2009-2010
Evan Cunningham 2007-2009
Garrett Jackson 2006-2009
Gavin Reimer 2008-2011
Jacob Swan 2004-2005
Jared Wass 2006-2010
Jason Jones 2003-2005
Jon Fisher 2008-2010
Josh Burkle 2000-2002
Josh McGrath 1993-1995
JR Stahla- 2003-2005
JT Zigray 2008-2011
Justin Peters 2003-2005
Kadison Wass 2009-2013
Kameron Hunter 2010
Keegan Williams 2010-2011, 2013
Keith Riss 1986-1988
Kenny Cross 1986-1988
Kirby Drube 1992-1994
Kramer Jackson 2008-2009
Kris Langdon 1994-1996
Kyle Rhoades 2007-2009
Lance Doctor 1986-1988
Lane Scott 1986-1988
Lucas Lehman 2005-2007
Mark Overman 2000-2001
Mason Stillman 2009-2012
Matt Fogle 2009-2013
Michael Anderson 1999-2000
Michael Peters 2005, 2008
Mike Dorr 1989-1991
Nathan Barrett 2005-2007
Nathan Kolata 2005-2008
Nick Carter 1981-1982
Patrick Martin 1982-1984
Paul DeCelle 1993-1995
Phillip Agrey 1985-1987
Robert Markve 2008-2011
Rory Williams 1993-1995
Ryan Hutchison 2006-2008
Ryan Iliff 2005-2008
Sawley Wilde 2005-2007
Scott Miller 1978-1980
Shane Cermak 2003-2005
Shane Laughlin 1986-1988
Shane Miller 1999-2000
Shawn Flahart 1986-1988
Seth Means 2006-2008
Steve Blankenship 2003-2005
Steve Laakso 1993-1995
Steven Neal 2006-2007
Tim Bommelman Jr. 1999-2001
Tony Koch 1986-1988
Travis Belt 2004-2006
Tucker Young 2007-2010
Turner Lofing 2008-2012
Wade Penfold 2009-2010
Westin Hinkel 2008-2012
Zach Hamilton 2005-2007
Zach Kelley 2002-2005


RIDERS PROFESSIONALLY DRAFTED
1994- Kirby Drube 39th Round Los Angeles Dodgers
2011- Ryan Hutchison 49th Round San Diego Padres
2012- Austin Cowen 35th Round Los Angeles Dodgers
2013- Ryan Hutchison- Lake Erie Crushers


RIDERS COLLEGE BASEBALL 2006-2014
Since 2006, the Riders Program has had 32 players go on to play college baseball.

RIDERS COLLEGE PLAYERS

2006
Adam Necklason- University of Wyoming Club
Travis Belt- University of Wyoming Club

2007
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

2008
Garrett Jackson- Valley City State/Kirkwood CC
Ryan Hutchison- Iowa Western CC/Western Kentucky U
Austin Cowen- Miles City CC/Western Illinois University
Bubba Hamilton- Grossmont Community College
Seth Means- Dodge City CC/University of North Dakota

2009
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 in Aberdeen SD

2010
*Dalton Cowen- Iowa Central CC/University of Nebraska at Kearney
*JT Zigray- Miles CC/Jamestown College
*Tucker Young-Montana State University Billings/Miles CC/New Mexico Highlands

2011
*Drake Kelley- Scottsdale Community College
Jon Fisher- University of Wyoming Club
Turner Lofing- Garden City Community College

2012
*Westin Hinkel-Treasure Valley Community College
*Gavin Reimer- Bismarck State College/CSU Pueblo
*Austin Tennant- Miles Community College
*Drew Adriaens- MSU Billings/Iowa Western CC/

2013
Andrew Youngs- Miles Community College

2014
*Lucas Rissler- Williston State College
*Tanner Rogen- Williston State College
*Wyatt Estabrook- Western Nebraska CC
*Zach Donahoo- Williston State College


2014

* Active Players


CURRENT RIDERS COLLEGE PLAYERS

Youngs MCC
Andrew Youngs/Miles CC
2014- MILES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2014 Stats- Redshirt


Tennant MCC
Austin Tennant/Miles CC
2013 (MCC)- MCC recently won their 13th consecutive Mon-Dak Conference Championship and their 8th straight Region IX Championship. MCC finished 31-13 on the season. Austin hit .190 on the season in 16 games played. He had 8 RBI.

2014 MCC- (Austin is currently hitting .296 in 21 games played. He has 8 RBI and 13 BB. He is also 3-1 on the mound in 19.1 innings pitched, with 13 K. He has a 3.72 ERA. Miles CC is 34-8-1 on the season and won their 15th consecutive MonDak Conference Championship.)


DCowen
Dalton Cowen/University of Nebraska Kearney
Dalton Cowen- Iowa Central CC/University of Nebraska Kearney

Iowa Central CC, Fort Dodge IA
2011 Stats: Went 2-2 on the mound, with a 5.05 ERA. He appeared in 11 games, with 6 starts, had 3 complete games, and threw 35.2 Innings. Iowa Central went 35-22 overall.

2012 Stats: Iowa Central finished 37-19 on the season. Cowen appeared in 11 games with a 6.55 ERA. He pitched in 11 innings and lead the team in saves with 4.

University of Nebraska Kearney
2013 Stats: Bad luck struck Dalton despite having a stellar year. He broke a bone is his foot pitching and missed the second half of the season. UNK finished 22-23 overall. Cowen finishes the season 5-2 on the mound, with 1 save in 28.1 innings pitched and 3.81 ERA. He appeared in 12 games and started 3 of them.

2014 Stats:Dalton Cowen- University of Nebraska Kearney (Dalton finished 4-2 on the mound with a 2.72 ERA. He pitched 36.1 innings, allowing 34 hits and 19 Ks. UNK finished 30-19 on the year.) Misfortune has struck Dalton for the second straight year as he broke his foot pitching. He is hoping to get a medical redshirt so he can return for his senior season


Drake Kelley/Scottsdale CC
2012- REDSHIRT

2013-Scottsdale CC
Scottsdale CC finished the year 39-21. They went to the NJCAA Division 2 World Series for the second straight year where they went 1-2. Drake hit .245 in 20 games played. He scored 6 runs and had 4 RBI and 4 stolen bases.

2014 Scottsdale CC
(Drake is currently hitting .312 in 38 games played. He has 10 doubles, 2 triple, 2 homerun and 16 RBI. He also has 35 runs scored, 20 base on balls, 2 hit by pitches and 3 SB.   SCC is currently 34-23-1 on the year)


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Drew Adriaens/Iowa Western CC
2013 MSU Billings- Redshirt

2014 Iowa Western CC
(Drew went 2-0 appearing in 8 games, throwing 15.2innings, with 22 strikeouts. He had a 6.32 ERA. Iowa Western won their 3rd NCJAA Division 1 WORLD SERIES in the last 5 years and finished with a record of 53-10 on the year


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Gavin Reimer/Bismarck State/CSU Pueblo
Bismarck State
2013 Stats: Bismarck State finished 2-14 on the season. Reimer hit .231 in 13 games played.

2014- Redshirt at CSU Pueblo


JT 2012
JT Zigray/Jamestown College
JT Zigray- Miles Community College/Jamestown College

2011 Stats (MCC)- JT Zigray went 0-0 on the mound, with a 10.14 ERA. He threw 9.67 innings in 7 games, while starting 3 games. MCC finished 29-19-1 overall. MCC again won the MonDak Conference. They also won the Region IX Championship and advanced to the North Plains District Tournament.

2012 Stats (MCC)-JT appeared in 8 games, with 2 starts. He pitched 14.1 IP with 12 K, and a 5.65 ERA. He was 1-1, with 1save. MCC finished 36-17-1 on the season and 14-2 in the conference. The Pioneers were ranked as high as #15 in the nation and won their 7th consectutive RegionIX Championship. They also won their 12th consecutive Mon/Dak Conference Championship. They fell short of advancing to the NJCAA II World Series by losing out at the North Plains District Tournament.

Jamestown College
2013- REDSHIRT

2014 Jamestown College- JT went 1-0 on the season. He appeared in 2 games with 1 start, throwing 5 innings and has a 3.60 ERA. Jamestown College finished 35-10 on the year.) Misfortune struck JT as his season was cut short with an injury to his throwing arm.


Lucas Rissler/Williston State

Tanner Rogen/Williston State

Young MCC
Tucker Young/Miles CC/New Mexico Highlands
Tucker Young- MSU BILLINGS/MILES COMMUNITY COLLEGE/NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY

2011- (MSU BILLINGS) REDSHIRT

2012-(MCC) Tucker led the team as a freshman in hitting .355 in 51 games. He scored 31 runs, 9 doubles, 3 homeruns, 28 RBI, and 16 SB. He was named to Mon/Dak All Conference Team and All Region Team a Freshman. MCC finished 36-17-1 on the season and 14-2 in the conference. The Pioneers were ranked as high as #15 in the nation and won their 7th consectutive RegionIX Championship. They also won their 12th consecutive Mon/Dak Conference Championship. They fell short of advancing to the NJCAA II World Series by losing out at the North Plains District Tournament.

2013 (MCC)- MCC recently won their 13th consecutive Mon-Dak Conference Championship and their 8th straight Region IX Championship. MCC finished 31-13 on the season. Tucker hit .294 in 37 games played. He had 4 doubles, 5 triples, 16 RBI and 29 runs scored. Tucker was also named to the Mon-Dak All-Conference Team.

2014- New Mexico Highlands
(Tucker hit .353 in 24 games played with 8 runs, 1 double, 2 triples, 8 RBI, 5 BB, and 3 SB. New Mexico Highlands finisehd with a record of 32-20.)


Hinkel TVCC
Westin Hinkel/Treasure Valley CC
2013/2014- Treasure Valley Community College

2013 Stats- TVCC finished 37-12 on the season and won the NWAAC East Region Championship. Westin had a great freshman season, hitting .301 in 34 games played. He had 34 hits, 3 doubles and 1 homerun with 19 RBI. He scored 14 runs, had 10 hit by pitches, and 5 stolen bases. He committed just 12 errors all season as the teams starting shortstop.

2014 Stats- Westin hit .241 in 39 games played with 15 runs, 15 RBI, 5 doubles, 2 homeruns, 7 BB, 9 HBP, and 3 SB. Treasure Valley finished 32-12 on the season and won the NWAAC East Region Championship for the 2nd straight year advancing to the NWAAC Championships.

HINKEL SIGNS DIVISION 1 BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP

Former Riders standout shortstop Westin Hinkel has signed a Division 1 Baseball Scholarship with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Hinkel who graduated from CCHS in 2012, played his first two years at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon. Hinkel started at shortstop both years and helped lead the Chukars to back to back Eastern Division Championships and NWAAC Tournament appearances. Hinkel was a three time Wyoming All-State player for the Roughriders in 2009-2012. He helped lead the Riders to 3 consecutive State Championships and a 53 win season in 2012.

Hinkel is the 4th Roughrider in the last four years to sign a Division 1 baseball scholarship. "The Riders baseball family would like to congratulate Westin on this great accomplishment," said Riders head Coach Nate Perleberg. "Wes has worked with a relentless drive and desire to make it to the highest level. His work ethic, passion for the game, and competitiveness are unmatched by any player I've coached. He is a great role model for our program and we are excited to watch him over the next few years."-


Wyatt Estabrook/Western Nebraska CC
Riders senior pitcher Wyatt Estabrook has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at Western Nebraska CC in Scottsbluff, NE. Western Nebraska CC is a Division 1 Junior College and competes in the NJCAA Region IX District. They last won the Region IX District in 2007.Their head coach Mike Jones has been the only coach in the program's history since it started in 2002. Estabrook is the 29th Roughrider to sign to play collegiately since 2006.

Coach Jones on Estabrook: "We're really excited to add Wyatt to our pitching staff for next year.  He is a solid left handed pitcher with good command and movement.  He showed a competitive attitude during the state tournament over the summer so we look forward to working with him as a college pitcher.  We expect Wyatt to come in as a freshman and pitch right away.  We know he comes from a good program and has been playing good competition so we are confident he will continue to improve during his final summer season."

Last season Estabrook led the Riders pitching staff in wins with 7 and had 100 strikeouts, which was second in the Riders all-time single season record book. In his sophomore year (2012), he went 10-3 also leading the team in wins. At the end of his career this summer, Estabrook will rank near or at the top of almost all the Riders all-time career pitching records.

Coach Perleberg on Estabrook: "Wyatt has been such a dedicated player and person to our program. Very seldom, do you get a kid that buys into the program and what we do the way that Wyatt has. It's been a privilege working 1-on-1 as much as I have with Wyatt over the years. Its been a very rewarding experience for me personally. He has had a great career here and will have another great year this year, but honestly I think the future is even brighter for him. He has a great body for pitching and a solid work ethic. We have had very few players go Division 1 out of high school, so this obviously a great accomplishment for both him and our program. I expect him to do great things at the next level and beyond."

Wyatt currently has a 3.8 cum GPA at Campbell County High School in Gillette and will graduate this May. Estabrook is the son of John and Melody Estabrook of Gillette.


Zach Donahoo/Williston State College
Riders senior infielder Zach Donahoo has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at Williston State CC in Williston, ND. Williston State is a Division 2 Junior College. Williston State Baseball in 3 years under Coach Shawn Cote has 80 wins including a school record 32-21 mark in 2012 and finished the season ranked #15 in the country which was the first time in program history that they have cracked the top 20. They have won the Region XIII title 2 out of 3 years and was North plains district runner-up in 2011-2012.

Coach Cote on Donahoo: “We are very excited to add Zach to our program. Zach emulates everything our program is about, relentless, hard work, dedication, loyalty. Our program has been successful in the past because we get kids like Zach that refuse to give up and are relentless in their preparation. Zach is a tremendous athlete that I think will continue to grow in our program. The tremendous coaching he has received from Coach Perleberg and his staff and the success of the legion program in Gillette will help him be prepared for the next level.”

Last season Donahoo hit .220 in 60 games as the Riders everyday starting shortstop. He also scored 28 runs, had 21 RBI, and 15 stolen bases. Zach is also one the top relief pitchers for the Riders and won 3 games last year, including 2 saves.

Coach Perleberg on Donahoo: "Zach has been such a great story coming up through our progam," said Riders coach Nate Perleberg. "I have never seen a young man have to overcome so much off the field. He has been faced with many trials off the field, but has used them to become such a strong young man with great character. On the field, Zach has probably been as improved of a player that we've ever had. He has literally made himself into a college caliber player through his work ethic. He's a solid defensive player and has really worked hard this winter on his swing. He is a great competitor and never backs down from a challenge. He will be a great addition to the Teton program, because of the desire and dedication that he brings on a daily basis."

Zach currently has a 4.0 GPA at Westwood High School and will graduate in March. Zach is the son of Jerry and Jennifer Donahoo of Gilette.


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