Coyote Baseball Advances 8 Players to Four-Year Schools
October 10, 2017
The Cerro Coso Baseball program has some vacancies to fill this season as they have moved an astonishing 8 players on to four-year colleges. Coach Scott has done a tremendous job of not only improving the Coyote Baseball program but has added a personal touch with his players to ensure that he is providing Coyote Baseball players the opportunity to continue playing the game at the next level. The following are the 2017 Coyote four-year commits:
- Ridgecrest-based outfielder Biggie Hernandez had earlier signed with Missouri Baptist University, a NAIA school based in St. Louis. In 2017, he batted a .392 average with 60 hits, five home runs, 50 RBIs and 54 runs scored.
- Catcher Jeremiah Johnson signed with Georgetown College in Kentucky. The Ridgecrest native and Burroughs alum batted .266 with three triples and 28 RBIs in 2017.
- A third Burroughs alum, outfielder/pitcher Jase Young signed with St. Katherine College of the National Christian College Athletic Association. At the plate, he batted .247 with two doubles, a home run and 13 RBIs. On the mound, he hurled 41 1/3 innings and tallied 29 strikeouts.
- Infielder Troy Hughes signed with Saint Mary’s College based in Leavenworth, Kansas. The beefy first baseman batted .319 with two home runs and 39 RBIs.
- Pitcher Matt Ladd also signed with Saint Mary’s College. The righty went 5-0 with two saves, 30 strikeouts and a 5.87 ERA in his sophomore campaign.
- Catcher/infielder Alexis Ramos was the third Coyote to sign with Saint Mary’s College. At the plate, he hit .289 with four doubles, a triple and 11 RBIs.
- Infielder Cole Heavilin signed with NCAA Division I’s Northern Kentucky. He had a .356 average with two home runs and 28 RBIs.
- Infielder Kevin Cordero inked his deal with the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Primarily a designated hitter in 2017, he hit .420 with one home run and 28 RBIs.
Coach: Justus Scott
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The Coyote Baseball Field, known affectionately as the “Dawg Yard”, was constructed in 1993 and has undergone many changes and improvements throughout the years.