Kaden Race commits to Yakima Valley CC
RIDERS SENIOR KADEN RACE COMMITS TO YAKIMA CC
Riders senior Kaden Race has committed to further his education and baseball career at Yakima Valley CC in Yakima, Washington. Kaden is being recruited as a 2-way player, to pitch and play a position. In 2021, Yakima finished with an impressive 27-7 record under head coach Kyle Krustangle. Yakima is known year in and year out as one of the top teams in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). The NWAC is a Division 1 Junior College League that consists of teams from Washington and Oregon.
Coach Krustangle on Race: “We are fired up to not just bring in a top arm from the state of Wyoming, but a top competitor and multi-sport athlete. Kaden is a player that will excel in our culture.Race has been on the Riders for 4 years and in the Post 42 program for 5 years. He was a 2019 and 2020 Wyoming Legion First Team All-State member. In 2020, Kaden was also voted Wyoming AA Pitcher of the Year. Kaden has a career pitching record of 28-12 as a Roughrider. At the plate, Kaden has consistently been the spark plug that starts and runs our offense. In 2020, Race hit .355 with 71 runs scored and 32 stolen bases. This season he is currently hitting .380 and leads the team in runs scored (63) and stolen bases (28).
Coach Perleberg on Race: Kaden has had an incredible career in a Riders uniform and his best is still in front of him. I’ve coached very few players as athletic and talented as Kaden. I have always loved watching his competitive fire, especially when he toes the rubber. This season, Kaden has really done a nice job of stepping into more of a leadership style role with our new team. Kaden’s strong work ethic and competitive drive will make him a perfect fit for Coach Krustangle and I expect him to compete right away for the Yaks! It’s been really rewarding to watch Kaden’s grow as a player and leader in our program and I’m extremely proud of him.
The Riders Baseball family would like to congratulate Kaden on this great achievement and for his years of hard work and dedication to our program. We are looking forward to watching Kaden finish his senior season in a Riders jersey, as well as his future years as a Yak. Kaden is the son of Eric and Justine Race.