News and Announcements

Tryouts will take place the days of March 9, 10, and 11 at Hladky Stadium. Players must have $100 tryout fee paid and all paperwork turned on in order to tryout. The entire March practice schedule is also attached.

2020 Tryout Dates Announced

Monday, March 9th
4:00 pm Grades 11-12
5:00 pm Grades 9-10
6:00-8:00 pm Grades 7-8

Tuesday, March 10th
4:00 pm Grades 11-12
5:00 pm Grades 9-10
6:00-8:00 pm Grades 7-8

Wednesday, March 11th
4:00 pm Grades 11-12
5:00 pm Grades 9-10
6:00-8:00 pm Grades 7-8

The document March_Calendar.pdf was attached to this post.

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Riders senior Dalton Martin has agreed to walk-on at Miles Community College next fall. MCC has long been a pipeline for Riders players under head coach Jeff Brabant. MCC competes in the MonDak Conference at the NJCAA Division II level. Brabant is entering his 17th season at MCC, and 9th season as head coach. Last season, MCC was one series short of advancing to the NJCAA Division II World Series and this year has received votes in the NJCAA Division II pre-season polls.

Coach Brabant on Martin: “Dalton comes from a terrific program with Coach Perleberg. We feel fortunate to continue the pathway from Roughrider to Pioneer. I really liked how Dalton competes and I like his drive and passion. His style and approach to the game is exactly what we preach everyday in our program. He will fit right in and hit the ground running because we know that Coach Perleberg will have him ready. We are excited to get Dalton on campus to continue his growth on and off the field”

Dalton on choosing MCC: “I chose MCC because I liked how small it was, the student to teacher ratio and how nice everyone was. Also the team/coaches made me fit in without me really being on the team; that was probably my favorite part about it.

In 2019, Martin was a key member of a Rustlers team that finished 28-31 and 5th place at the Wyoming State “A” Tournament. Dalton hit .285, with a .440 On Base Percentage and led his team in Base on Balls with 40. Martin also logged 45 innings on the mound last summer. In 2018, Martin threw a complete game shutout in the Wyoming “B” State Championship game over Evanston.

Coach Perleberg on Martin: Dalton has been a key member of our Riders program for the past 4 years. I’m excited for Dalton and this great opportunity that he has earned. He has worked his way up through the ranks of our program and brings a good attitude to the ballpark everyday. He has had a great off-season in our facility, attended many of our academies, and has worked hard in the weightroom. I’m excited to see this hard work pay off as he competes for a spot and role this spring. Dalton has always possessed a great work-ethic and will benefit from going to a program like Coach Brabant’s where he develops the entire player and person both on and off the field.

Dalton is the son of Rich and Autumn Martin. He will graduate this May from Campbell County High School and plans to begin a degree in physical therapy at MCC. The Riders family would like to congratulate Dalton on this accomplishment and we’re excited to watch your next few years at MCC.

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RIDERS BASEBALL TO INDUCT 5 MEMBERS INTO 2020 HALL OF FAME

Riders Head Coach Nate Perleberg is pleased to announce the 2020 Riders Hall of Fame class. “This year’s class has 5 very deserving and honorable members. This class is a great mix of great players, people, and members who have all made significant contributions to Gillette Post 42 Baseball.” It’s a great honor to be able to recognize past players and members who helped build the program into what it is today.” The 2020 Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, at 5:30 pm.

Chris McDonald (1988-1990) Chris played in the Riders program from 1988-1990. Chris played primarily 3B, C, and P, but was known for his versatility, playing almost every position on the field at some point. He joined the marines right after graduating his senior year. Along with being a great player, Chris was highly respected by his teammates for his character and work ethic.

Kenny Harmer – (1973-1975) Kenny played in the Riders program from 1973-1975. He was a 3-sport athlete in high school participating in football, track, and baseball. Kenny was known for his speed on the basepaths and in the outfield. Players recall that he was a guy that could steal any base and rarely struckout.

Leo Hinkel- Leo served on the Gillette Post 42 Legion Baseball Board from 2007-2016, including Board President for 3 years. The program had many notable events during his tenure including: Indoor Facility (2009), Turf Field (2013), Concession Stand (2014), Clubhouse (2016), as well as the program expanding from 2 teams to 5 teams. Hinkel’s contributions to these projects were instrumental. Hinkel has also coached at various levels in Gillette Baseball.

Randy Langdon- Randy has been involved in Gillette Baseball at all levels for many decades. He joined the American Legion Board in 1975 and was President from 2003-2006. He served numerous years on the Post 42 Legion Baseball board. He has coached at all levels from Tee ball to Legion, and today is an umpire in the Post 42 program. Randy has also donated a great deal of time and labor in remodeling many facilities at the ballpark, including the Umpire Room in 2019 and the Crowsnest in 2020.

Rich Lauer- (1978-1980) Rich played in the Riders program from 1978-1980. Rich was a power-hitting outfielder for the Roughriders. He was a 4 sport athlete in high school participating in baseball, football, swimming, and track. After high school he attended the University of Nebraska where he played some football and baseball.

2020 SCHEDULES RELEASED! (CLICK ON MEDIA/DOCUMENTS TO PRINT OFF YOUR TEAM’S SCHEDULE)
After many months of preparation, we are excited to announce that the 2020 schedules are out for the Riders, Rustlers, and Prep teams. The JR Riders schedule will be released in the next month or so. Once again, we feel like we have provided our players with great competition across the region and provided many great experiences for them this summer. (Keep in mind that schedules may slightly change) For tournament schedules and TBA times, we will be posting those as soon as we receive them! It’s a great day to be a Rider!!

The document 3_Teams_Schedule.pdf was attached to this post.

The Riders have 10 former players playing college baseball around the country this Spring. We will keep you updated throughout the Spring on their progress.

Ian Durgin- Senior (Colorado School of Mines)
Tanner Rogen- Senior (Oral Roberts University)
Austyn Hester- Junior (Ecclesia College)
Jordan Evans- Junior (University of Wyoming Club Team)
Joseph Harris- Junior (Colorado University at Colorado Springs, UCCS)
Dillon Buckmeier- Soph (Minot State University)
Chase Reimer- Frosh (Miles CC)
Jake Lacey- Frosh (Miles CC)
Mason Powell- Frosh (MSU Billings)
Zach Brown- Frosh (Doane University)