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2016 Top 25 - All JUCO Schools
Final Poll June 7th, 2016
Yavapai (NJCAA DI Champs)
Santa Rosa (CCCAA Champs)
Jones County (NJCAA DII Champs)
Yakima Valley (NWAC Champs)
St. Johns River
Tyler Jr. College (NJCAA DIII Champs)
Roughrider Baseball Crowned National Champions
The Roughriders beat San Jacinto-North College
Saturday night, 5-2, in the title game in Grand
Junction, Colorado. The championship is the 4th
for the Roughriders and the first since 1993.
Yavapai concludes the season with a 49-20
overall record, an NJCAA Region I Division I
Championship, a NJCAA Division I West District
Championship and a National Championship.
In the month of May, Yavapai had a record of
12-1 that led them to the title.
The Roughriders had to come from behind for
the victory. San Jacinto took an early 2-0 leadafter three innings.
YC finally got on the board in the fifth inning on a Turtle Kuhaulua solo home run over the left field fence. Yavapai followed that up with a single run in the sixth inning when Caden Goldby chased home Gavin Johns with a single to right field. In the eighth inning, Johns hit a two-run home run to dead center to take the lead for good. YC added an insurance run in the ninth inning, a sacrifice fly from Johns scoring Christian Maggi.
JoJo Romero was stellar on the mound. He went the distance striking out 15 batters, allowing 8 hits and 2 runs.
Johns was 2 for 5 with 3 runs batted in.
For their efforts, a number of Roughriders were recognized for their outstanding play.
Making the All-Tournament team was Joseph Romero, Brock Ephan, Turtle Kuhaulua, Ramsey Romano and Nate Easley.
Head Coach Ryan Cougill was named the Bus Bergman Coach of the Year.
Nate Easley was named the Jay Tolman Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
Turtle Kuhaulua was named the Preston Walker Most Valuable Player.
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