Scores

Scoreboard

No Event
No Event
Fri Nov 02
Final
68 Taft
69 at Santa Barbara
SBCC Crossover
Sat Nov 03
Final
45 LA Southwest
49 vs. Taft
@ Santa Barbara College Santa Barbara City College Crossover
Wed Nov 14
Final
47 Taft
75 at Allan Hancock
Fri Nov 16
Final
65 Yuba
48 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 23
Final
94 Canyons
47 vs. Taft
@ Ventura, CA Ventura-Kiwanis Tournament
Sat Nov 24
Final
47 Taft
68 vs. Laney
@ Ventura, CA Ventura College Tournament
Wed Dec 05
Final
51 Taft
122 at LA Trade-Tech
Fri Dec 07
Final
66 Taft
79 at Bakersfield
Fri Dec 14
Final
53 Taft
46 vs. LA Southwest
@ LA Harbor L.A. Harbor College Tournament
Sat Dec 15
Final
75 Taft
76 at LA Harbor
L.A. Harbor College Tournament
Sun Dec 16
Final
73 Taft
80 vs. Southwestern
@ LA Harbor L.A. Harbor College Tournament
Sat Jan 05
Final
66 Hartnell
86 vs. Taft
@ Taft
Wed Jan 09
Final
93 Sequoias
35 vs. Taft
Sat Jan 12
Final
93 Reedley
59 vs. Taft
Wed Jan 16
Final
52 Taft
103 at Fresno
Sat Jan 19
Final
36 Taft
75 at Merced
Wed Jan 23
Final
60 Porterville
75 vs. Taft
Fri Jan 25
Final
12 Feather River
6 vs. Taft
Fri Jan 25
Final - 5 innings
0 Mendocino
8 vs. Taft
Fri Jan 25
Final
8 Taft
9 at West Valley
Sat Jan 26
Final - 5 innings
4 Taft
13 at Cabrillo
Sat Jan 26
Final - 5 innings
3 Taft
11 at Cabrillo
Sat Jan 26
Final
7 Barstow
3 vs. Taft
Taft, CA
Sat Jan 26
Final
31 Taft
47 at West Hills-Lemoore
Sun Jan 27
11:30 am
at Pt. Conception Open, (SBCC)
La Purisma Golf Course
Mon Jan 28
8:30 am
at Pt. Conception Open (SBCC)
La Purisma Golf Course
Tue Jan 29
Final
2 Taft
1 at Santa Barbara
Game 1
Tue Jan 29
Final - 5 innings
15 Taft
5 at Santa Barbara
Game 2
Fri Feb 01
Final
6 Ohlone
0 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 01
Final
8 Taft
10 at Canyons
Gm 1 of doubleheader
Fri Feb 01
Final
1 Ohlone
11 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 01
Final - 6 innings
3 Taft
11 at Canyons
Gm 2 of doubleheader
Sat Feb 02
Final
29 Taft
106 at Sequoias
Sponsored by Pepsi
Mon Feb 04
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #1 (FCC)
@ Sunnyside Country Club Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno-rescheduled to Mar.4
Tue Feb 05
Final
4 Taft
24 at San Joaquin Delta
Wed Feb 06
Final
51 Taft
74 at Reedley
Thu Feb 07
Final
11 San Joaquin Delta
2 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 08
Final
9 Moorpark
14 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 09
Final
106 Fresno
53 vs. Taft
Mon Feb 11
11:00 am
at NorCal Preview, CVC Tournament #2
Yolo Fliers Golf Club, Woodland
Tue Feb 12
Final - 5 innings
4 Gavilan
13 vs. Taft
Tue Feb 12
Final - 6 innings
8 Gavilan
16 vs. Taft
Wed Feb 13
Final
109 Merced
37 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 15
Final
1 LA Harbor
13 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 16
Final
54 Taft
58 at Porterville
Mon Feb 18
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #3 (San Jose City College)
Coyote Creek Golf Course, San Jose
Mon Feb 18
Final
1 LA Harbor
0 vs. Taft
Tue Feb 19
Final - 6 innings
9 Bakersfield
0 vs. Taft
@Bakersfield
Tue Feb 19
Final - 5 innings
11 Bakersfield
2 vs. Taft
@Bakersfield
Wed Feb 20
Final
1 Taft
2 at Long Beach
Wed Feb 20
Final
69 West Hills-Lemoore
40 vs. Taft
Thu Feb 21
Final
11 Taft
5 at Hartnell
Thu Feb 21
Final - 6 innings
13 Taft
4 at Hartnell
Fri Feb 22
Final
1 Bakersfield
7 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 23
Final
16 Barstow
8 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 23
Final
8 Barstow
7 vs. Taft
Tue Feb 26
Final
15 Taft
8 at Antelope Valley
Thu Feb 28
Final
15 Taft
9 at Allan Hancock
Fri Mar 01
Final
5 Allan Hancock
1 vs. Taft
Sat Mar 02
Final
1 Antelope Valley
3 vs. Taft
Sun Mar 03
Final
9 Siskiyous
4 vs. Taft
Rescheduled rain out
Sun Mar 03
Final
8 Siskiyous
5 vs. Taft
Rescheduled rain out
Mon Mar 04
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #1 (FCC)
@ Sunnyside Country Club Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno (rescheduled from rain out)
Thu Mar 07
Final
2 Fresno
11 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 07
Final
6 Porterville
5 vs. Taft
Fri Mar 08
Final
8 Taft
12 at Fresno
Sat Mar 09
Final
10 Fresno
4 vs. Taft
Mon Mar 11
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #5 (Reedley College)
Kings River Golf & Country Club
Tue Mar 12
Final
9 Reedley
3 vs. Taft
Tue Mar 12
Final
20 Taft
7 at Cerro Coso
Tue Mar 12
Final
8 Reedley
4 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 14
Final
6 Cerro Coso
7 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 14
Final
10 Sequoias
3 vs. Taft
Sat Mar 16
Final
15 Taft
9 at Cerro Coso
Mon Mar 18
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #6 (Merced)
Merced Country Club (Neutral)
Tue Mar 19
Final - 5 innings
2 Taft
11 at Fresno
Double Header
Tue Mar 19
Final
5 Reedley
8 vs. Taft
Tue Mar 19
Final - 5 innings
2 Taft
19 at Fresno
Double Header
Thu Mar 21
Final
15 Taft
6 at Reedley
Sat Mar 23
Final
2 Reedley
8 vs. Taft
Mon Mar 25
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #7
Buena Vista Golf Course, Taft
Tue Mar 26
Final - 5 innings
17 Cerro Coso
4 vs. Taft
Tue Mar 26
Final
9 Taft
4 at West Hills Coalinga
Tue Mar 26
Final - 5 innings
3 Cerro Coso
19 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 28
Final
0 West Hills Coalinga
10 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 28
Final - 6 innings
11 Merced
0 vs. Taft
Sat Mar 30
Final
12 Taft
3 at West Hills Coalinga
Mon Apr 01
10:00 am
at Rig City Invitational CVC Tournament #4
@ Bakersfield Country Club Bakersfield Country Club
Tue Apr 02
Final
4 Taft
7 at Porterville
Tue Apr 02
Final - 14 innings
7 Taft
8 at Merced
Tue Apr 02
Final - 5 innings
1 Taft
11 at Porterville
Thu Apr 04
Final
9 Merced
6 vs. Taft
Thu Apr 04
Final - 8 innings
2 Taft
3 at Reedley
Sat Apr 06
Final
12 Taft
10 at Merced
Mon Apr 08
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #8 (MPC)
Del Monte Golf Course, Monerey
Tue Apr 09
Final
6 Taft
9 at Sequoias
Tue Apr 09
Final
2 Porterville
7 vs. Taft
Tue Apr 09
Final - 6 innings
0 Taft
8 at Sequoias
Thu Apr 11
Final
20 Taft
1 at Porterville
Thu Apr 11
Final
7 Fresno
1 vs. Taft
Fri Apr 12
Final - 5 innings
10 Taft
2 at Allan Hancock
Sat Apr 13
Final
2 Porterville
8 vs. Taft
Mon Apr 15
Final - 6 innings
2 West Hills Coalinga
11 vs. Taft
Rescheduled rain out
Tue Apr 16
Final - 5 innings
12 Taft
3 at West Hills Coalinga
Rescheduled rain out
Tue Apr 16
Final - 6 innings
0 Taft
8 at West Hills Coalinga
Thu Apr 18
Final - 5 innings
9 Taft
1 at Cerro Coso
Thu Apr 18
Final - 10 innings
4 Taft
3 at Compton
Fri Apr 19
Cancelled
Taft
at El Camino
Sat Apr 20
Final
5 Taft
6 at Ventura
Mon Apr 22
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #9
Hunter Ranch Golf Course, Paso Robles
Tue Apr 23
Final
8 Taft
4 at Merced
Rescheduled rain out
Tue Apr 23
Final
15 Taft
6 at Sequoias
Tue Apr 23
Final - 5 innings
4 Taft
12 at Merced
Rescheduled rain out
Thu Apr 25
Final
5 Sequoias
7 vs. Taft
Fri Apr 26
Final
8 Taft
19 at Sequoias
Sat Apr 27
Final
30 Taft
3 at Antelope Valley
Mon Apr 29
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #10
Stockton Golf & Country Club
Fri May 03
Final
10 Taft
11 at Sacramento City
CCCAA Baseball Regional Game #1
Sat May 04
Final
3 Taft
6 at Sacramento City
CCCAA Baseball Regional Game #2
Mon May 06
All Day
at Northern California Championships
Yolo Fliers Club Golf Course, Woodland
Mon May 13
All Day
at CCCAA State Championship
Silverado Resort & Spa Golf Course, Napa
Sat Aug 17
9:00 AM
Alumni
vs. Taft
Scrimmage
Sat Aug 17
10:00 AM
Alumni
vs. Taft
Alumni Tournament / Scrimmage
Wed Aug 21
2:30 PM
Taft
vs. TBA
@ San Bernardino Valley College Scrimmage
Tue Aug 27
3:00 PM
Norco
vs. Taft
Tue Aug 27
5:00 PM
Taft
at San Mateo
CSM Classic #1
Thu Aug 29
2:00 PM
Orange Coast
vs. Taft
@ Ventura College New Balance Community College Showcase
Fri Aug 30
1:00 PM
De Anza
vs. Taft
Fri Aug 30
2:00 PM
San Diego Mesa
vs. Taft
@ Ventura College New Balance Community College Showcase
Fri Aug 30
5:00 PM
San Joaquin Delta
vs. Taft
Taft Quad
Wed Sep 04
2:00 PM
Cerro Coso
vs. Taft
Wed Sep 04
4:00 PM
Taft
at Oxnard
Fri Sep 06
TBA
Taft
vs. TBA
@ Stockton Delta College Tournament
Fri Sep 06
2:00 PM
Taft
vs. Gavilan
@ San Joaquin Delta College Delta Classic, Match #5
Fri Sep 06
2:00 PM
Taft
at Allan Hancock
Fri Sep 06
4:00 PM
Taft
at Allan Hancock
Sat Sep 07
TBA
Taft
vs. TBA
@ Stockton Delta College Tournament
Tue Sep 10
4:00 PM
Santa Ana
vs. Taft
Wed Sep 11
5:00 PM
Cerro Coso
vs. Taft
Fri Sep 13
1:00 PM
Lassen
vs. Taft
@ Lake Tahoe, CA
Fri Sep 13
3:00 PM
Taft
vs. Shasta
@ Cosumnes River College
Fri Sep 13
3:00 PM
Taft
at Canyons
Fri Sep 13
5:00 PM
Taft
at Cosumnes River
Sat Sep 14
12:00 PM
Taft
at Lake Tahoe
Tue Sep 17
4:00 PM
Taft
at Folsom Lake
Wed Sep 18
6:00 PM
Fresno
vs. Taft
CVC
Fri Sep 20
2:00 PM
Santa Barbara
vs. Taft
Fri Sep 20
4:00 PM
Santa Barbara
vs. Taft
Fri Sep 20
6:00 PM
Taft
at Reedley
CVC
Tue Sep 24
1:00 PM
Taft
at Desert
Tue Sep 24
4:00 PM
Cerritos
vs. Taft
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Taft
at West Hills Coalinga
CVC
Fri Sep 27
2:00 PM
Porterville
vs. Taft
CVC
Fri Sep 27
4:00 PM
Taft
at Santa Ana
Fri Sep 27
6:00 PM
Victor Valley
vs. Taft
Sat Sep 28
2:00 PM
Taft
at Cabrillo
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Hartnell
vs. Taft
@ Cabrillo
Tue Oct 01
4:00 PM
Taft
at Sequoias
Wed Oct 02
6:00 PM
Taft
at Sequoias
CVC
Fri Oct 04
2:00 PM
Taft
at Rio Hondo
Fri Oct 04
6:00 PM
Columbia
vs. Taft
CVC
Tue Oct 08
2:00 PM
Pasadena City
vs. Taft
Tue Oct 08
4:00 PM
Clovis
vs. Taft
Fri Oct 11
4:00 PM
Taft
at Fresno
Fri Oct 11
6:00 PM
Taft
at Merced
CVC
Tue Oct 15
1:00 PM
Reedley
vs. Taft
Tue Oct 15
3:00 PM
San Bernardino Valley
vs. Taft
Wed Oct 16
6:00 PM
Taft
at West Hills-Lemoore
CVC
Fri Oct 18
1:00 PM
West Hills Lemoore
vs. Taft
Fri Oct 18
2:00 PM
Taft
at Desert
Fri Oct 18
6:00 PM
Taft
at Fresno
CVC
Tue Oct 22
1:00 PM
Taft
at Sequoias
Tue Oct 22
3:00 PM
Canyons
vs. Taft
Wed Oct 23
6:00 PM
Reedley
vs. Taft
CVC
Fri Oct 25
2:00 PM
Taft
at Clovis
Fri Oct 25
4:00 PM
Taft
at Chaffey
Fri Oct 25
6:00 PM
West Hills Coalinga
vs. Taft
CVC
Tue Oct 29
3:00 PM
West Hills Lemoore
vs. Taft
Tue Oct 29
4:00 PM
Taft
at Fresno
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Taft
at Porterville
CVC
Fri Nov 01
3:00 PM
Sequoias
vs. Taft
Fri Nov 01
4:00 PM
Taft
at Reedley
Fri Nov 01
6:00 PM
Sequoias
vs. Taft
CVC
Mon Nov 04
5:00 PM
Taft
at Columbia
CVC
Tue Nov 05
3:00 PM
Taft
at West Hills Lemoore
Fri Nov 08
1:00 PM
Sequoias
vs. Taft
Fri Nov 08
3:00 PM
Taft
at Clovis
Tue Nov 12
1:00 PM
Clovis
vs. Taft
Tue Nov 12
3:00 PM
Fresno
vs. Taft
Wed Nov 13
6:00 PM
Merced
vs. Taft
CVC
Fri Nov 15
1:00 PM
Fresno
vs. Taft
Fri Nov 15
3:00 PM
Taft
at West Hills Lemoore
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
West Hills-Lemoore
vs. Taft
CVC
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Thu Apr 20
Final
8 West Hills Coalinga
11 vs. Taft
Sat Apr 22
Final - 10 innings
7 Taft
5 at West Hills Coalinga
Tue Apr 25
Final
2 Reedley
1 vs. Taft
Thu Apr 27
Final
5 Taft
16 at Reedley
Fri Apr 28
Final
1 Reedley
3 vs. Taft
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Wed Feb 01
Final
40 Taft
94 at Sequoias
Sat Feb 04
Final
107 Fresno
48 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 11
Final
70 Porterville
60 vs. Taft
Wed Feb 15
Final
55 Taft
100 at Merced
Merced, CA
Sat Feb 18
Final
60 Taft
65 at West Hills-Lemoore
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Fri Nov 11
Final
1 Taft
2 at Clovis
Sat Nov 19
Final
2 Las Positas
3 vs. Taft
Tue Nov 22
Final
1 Taft
0 at De Anza
Sat Nov 26
Final - PK Away
0 Taft
0 at Hartnell
Taft Advances 6-5 in PKs
Fri Dec 02
Final - 2OT
0 Taft
0 vs. Mt. San Antonio
@ Ventura, CA 2016 CCCAA Men's State Soccer Championships-Semi Finals | Mt. Sac advances 5-4 on PK's
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Fri Oct 28
Final
1 Taft
0 at Sequoias
Tue Nov 01
Final
4 Clovis
0 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 04
Final
5 Taft
0 at Cerro Coso
Tue Nov 08
Final
0 Taft
3 at Fresno
Fri Nov 11
Final
0 West Hills Lemoore
1 vs. Taft
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Fri May 05
Final
6 Taft
4 at Monterey
Sat May 06
Final - 5 innings
13 Monterey
3 vs. Taft
Sat May 06
Final
10 Monterey
11 vs. Taft
Fri May 12
Final - 6 innings
1 Taft
9 vs. San Mateo
@ San Mateo San Mateo Super Regional
Sat May 13
Final
5 Foothill
0 vs. Taft
CCCAA NorCal Super Regional
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Fri Oct 28
Final
3 Taft
2 at Porterville
Mon Oct 31
Final
0 Cerro Coso
3 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 04
Final
3 Taft
0 at Reedley
CVC, 25-23, 2518, 25-16
Wed Nov 09
Final
3 Taft
2 at Sequoias
CVC, 25-17, 28-26, 24-26, 17-25, 15-13
Fri Nov 11
Final
0 West Hills Coalinga
3 vs. Taft
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Former Players

2018            Bryan Santiago                    University of Jamestowm (ND)

Bryan Santiago was a left-handed relief pitcher in his two years at Taft College. Bryan had a career record of 5-2 for the Cougars while striking out 34 in 38 innings of work. Bryan was also a 2016 graduate of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico.

2018            Jayce Gardner                     CSU Stanislaus

Jayce was a 2016 graduate from Arbor View High School in Las Vegas. In 2017 Jayce was a 2nd team All CVC shortstop and in 2018 he was selected as a 1st team All CVC third baseman. Jayce had an outstanding 2018 season hitting .362 with 4 home runs and 26 RBI. Jayce was voted by his teammates as the 2018 Cougars team MVP.     

2018           Tait Ludwick                         Mayville State University (ND)

Tait was a 2016 graduate of Durango High School in Las Vegas. During the 2018 season, Tait went 2-3 and had 1 save in 19 innings of work. His most memorable performance came in relief against Mt. San Antonio College as he got the win to help ignite the Cougars hot streak down the stretch.

2018           Dominic Tating                    San Francisco State University

Dominic was a 2016 graduate from Foothill High School in Redding, Ca. In 2017 Dominic was the Cougars starting leftfielder playing in 33 games and hitting .262. In 2018 he was an important part pf the Cougars success, serving as a defensive specialist in their outfield. He recorded the final out of the game in the Cougars playoff win vs Los Medanos College.

2018          Kaivon Kealoha                    Dixie State University (UT)

Kaivon was a 2015 graduate of Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had a number of dominate pitching performances down the stretch and helped lead the 2018 Cougars to their first postseason appearance in 26 years.  He started and won the Cougars first playoff win in over 30 years, vs Los Medanos College. Kaivon posted a 2.96 ERA in 2018 with 91 strikeouts, in 91.1 innings pitched with 9 wins, 2 saves, and 22 appearances. He was voted as a 2nd Team All CVC Pitcher and he won the Gold Glove Award as the CVC’s best fielding pitcher. He was also the Cougars starting third baseman during his freshman year in 2016. Kaivon was also voted by his teammates as the 2018 Taft College Most Valuable Pitcher.

2018         Alec Olsen                              Post University (CT)

Alec was a 2017 transfer from Phoenix College in Arizona. Alec became a steady sure-handed second baseman for the Cougars. He hit a memorable grand slam home run vs. Los Medanos College in the 2018 Wildcard Game to help the Cougars win their first playoff game in over 30 years. Alec was the only player to play in all 43 games of the 2018 season, sporting a .479 slugging percentage with 7 homeruns, 2 grand slams, 10 doubles, 31 RBI’s, 10 stolen bases and a .261 batting average.


2018        Nick O’Connor                      Hawai’i Pacific University

Nick was a left-handed pitcher from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas. Nick spent most of the 2018 season on the disabled list with arm problems. As a freshman, he had a 2-3 record with a 4.63 ERA and 35 strikeouts. His “back to back” wins against Fresno City College and Ventura College in 2017 were two of his most memorable highlights during his time at Taft College.


2018       Kyle Gaura                            Emmanuel College (GA)

Kyle was a catcher and first baseman for TC. He was a 2016 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kyle sported a .398 slugging percentage with 4 homeruns, 4 doubles, 33 hits, 25 RBI’s and a .248 batting average. Kyle also worked 20 walks, and 9 HBP’s to sport a .383 OBP. Kyle also hit a big home run to help power the Cougars in their postseason playoff win vs Los Medanos College on May 1.

2017     Chase Nistor                         Indiana Tech University

Chase pitched 64 innings for the Cougars in the 2017 season; the most on the team. Chase had a 4.92 ERA, sporting 20 total appearances with 10 starts. He was crowned Nor-Cal Pitcher of the week for his complete game victory against Reedley College on April 28th, where he gave up just 1 unearned run. He is a graduate of Martin Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan of Canada, and a transfer from Western Texas College in 2016.

2017     Seth Sorensen                       Indiana Tech University

Seth was the 2017 Team MVP for his 2.49 ERA in 47 innings pitched. Seth earned a 4-1 record with 4 saves out of the bullpen in 23 total appearances his sophomore year to get himself recognized as a 2nd Team All-CVC relief pitcher. His freshman year he tossed 44 innings and had a 4.09 ERA. Seth is a 2014 graduate of Payson High School in Utah.

2017     Luke Lubiniecki                   University of Pikeville (KY)

Luke was an outfielder and second baseman for the Cougars in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Luke sported a .303 batting average with 36 hits and 29 runs scored to be voted the 2nd team All-Conference second baseman in 2016. In 2017, Luke batted .262 with 126 at-bats and 8 stolen bases. He is a graduate of Martin Secondary School in Regina, Saskatchewan of Canada.

2017     Tyson Canfield                                 Sonoma State University (CA)

Tyson pitched for Taft College in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. In 2017, Tyson tossed 47.1 innings, struck out 41 batters and had a 4.94 ERA. Tyson is a 2015 graduate of Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, California.

 2017     Brendan Halstrom                University of Pikeville (KY)

Brendan was a designated hitter, catcher and first baseman for the Cougars in 2016 and 2017. His freshman year he batted .333 with 43 hits, 4 home runs and 14 doubles to get himself voted an All-Conference Catcher/ DH. Brendan is a graduate of Pitt Meadows Secondary school in Vancouver, Canada.

2017     Will Moore                           Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Will was a starting and relief pitcher for the Cougars in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. In 2016, Will sported an ERA of 2.86 with 21 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched. As a sophomore he was voted the Cougars’ most outstanding pitcher and was recognized as a 2nd team All CVC pitcher. He tossed 48.2 innings, struck out 41 batters and had an ERA of 3.88. Will is a 2015 graduate of Taft Union High School.

2017     Travis Turner                       York State University (NE)

Travis played outfield for the Cougars in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. As a freshman he hit .310 with 40 hits and as a sophomore he hit .282 with 42 hits, 8 stolen bases and 24 RBI’s. Travis is a 2014 graduate of Selah High School in Yakima, Washington, and transferred to Taft after Medical red shirting at Yakima Valley College in 2015.

2017     Richard Ortiz                       Grambling State University (LA)

Richard Ortiz batted .321 with 44 hits, 14 doubles, 2 homers and 30 RBI’s as a freshman in 2016 to earn All-Conference catcher. His sophomore year he batted .295 with 9 home runs, 44 hits and 38 RBI’s to get himself selected 1st Team All-State and All-American DH. He was also voted Taft Colleges Most Outstanding Hitter in 2017. The hard hitting catcher and infielder was recruited out of The Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School (PRBAHS) in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

2016    Ricky Sottile                    The Masters University
Ricky played outfield for the Cougars during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Ricky transferred from Point Loma University in the fall of 2015. He is a 2013 graduate of Bakersfield Christian High School in Bakersfield CA. 

2016    Mathew Rodgers             Young Harris, GA
Matt held a 3.63 ERA with 12 starts as a fresman, and in 2016 he made 24 appearances for the Cougars with a 4.12 ERA. Matt transferred from Saint Mary's College, CA, in the fall of 2015. He is a 2014 gradualte of Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas.

2016    Austin Pendergrass         Texas A&M
Austin was a two year starter in the outfield for the Cougars in 2015 & 2016. He transferred to "Aggieland" in 2016 and was admitted to the Corps of Cadets where he hopes to become an Army officer. While at Texas A&M. he played baseball for the Corps of Cadets. He was an alternate selecton the the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2016. While at Taft College, Austin had a cumulative GPA of 3.95. He is a 2014 graduate of Taft Union High School in Taft CA.

2016    Brett Haney                     Tabor College
Brett pitched out of the bullpen during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Brett sported an opponents's batting average of .182 with 10 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched in 2016. He is a 2013 graduate of Green Valley High School in Henderson NV>

2016    Fabian Gutierrez             William Penn University
Fabian was a 2nd Team All Central Valley Conference shortstop, and made the NorCal Fall Sophomore Showcase in 2015. Fabian hit .351 as a sophomore in 2016. He signed early with Youngstown State in November 2015, but because of a coaching change he decided to attend William Penn University. Fabian is a 2014 graduate of Selah High School in Washington, where he played under head coach, Mike Archer.

2016        Robby Brewster          Missouri Baptist University
Robby was a 2 time All Central Valley Conference starting pitcher during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Robby threw 93 innings, sporting a 7-4 record with a 3.29 ERA while collecting 70 strikeouts, his sophomore year. He is a 2013 graduate of Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas, NV and transferred to Taft College from College of Southern Nevada after 2013.

2016        Shane Kotz                  Simpson University (CA)
Shane pitched for the Cougars in 2011 and made his TC comeback as a pitcher and 1st baseman in 2016. Shane graduated from Stockdale High School in Bakersfield CA in 2010.

2016        Caleb Newman            Bluefield College (VA)
Caleb pitched for the Cougars in 2015 and 2016. He had an ERA of 2.84 with 19 innings pitched his sophomore year. He graduated from South Medford High School, OR in 2014.

2016        Alfred Souza                Simpson University (CA)
Alfred pitched in relief throughout his two year career at Taft College. Alfred racked up a total of 19 appearances his freshman year and limited hitters to just a .244 batting average in his sophomore year. He graduated from Kamehameha High School in Honolulu HI.

2016        Kyle Wedel                   McPherson College (KS)
Kyle played 2nd and 3rd base for the Cougars in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He is a 2013 graduate of Wasco High School in Wasco CA.

2015        Nick Risucci                 California State University East Bay  
Nick made 16 appearances and 24 strikeouts during the 2015 season. He tossed a 1-hitter in 8 innings of work vs Solano College on opening day of 2015. He is a 2013 graduate of Bonanza High School, Las Vegas. During his senior year at Bonanza he beat perennial national power Bishop Gorman High School twice.

2015       Eric Evans                            University of Jamestown

Eric sported the teams lowest ERA at 1.40 and racked up 5 saves in 2015, which is held among the all-time leaders in Taft College baseball history. He was selected as a 2nd team All-CVC relief pitcher. He is a graduate of Holy Trinity High School in Weyburn, SK.

2015      Jeff Gilstrap                           California State University Dominguez Hills

Jeff played 3rd base with a batting average of .273, alongside 7 doubles and 20 RBI’s for the Cougars in 2015. Jeff transferred from Southern Idaho College prior to his sophomore year. Jeff is a 2013 graduate of East HS in Salt Lake City, UT.

2015      Hank Johnson                        Midland University (NE)

Hank pitched in relief during the 2015 season. Hank transferred from College of the Siskiyous prior to the 2015 season. He is a 2012 graduate of West Valley HS in Utah.

2015      Keith Tatum                           Indiana Tech University (IN)

Keith started at catcher and designated hitter for the 2015 season. He finished with a .333 batting average alongside 42 hits, 20 RBI’s and an impressive .430 on base percentage. He earned a selection for 1st team All-CVC. Keith transferred from Ventura College in the fall of 2014. He graduated from Bishop Union High School in Bishop, CA in 2012.

2015     Chris Hopballe                       University of Mobile (AL)

Chris was a 1st baseman and pitcher for the cougars during the 2015 season. He batted .278 with 22 RBI’s, 5 home runs, and an on base percentage of .403. He also had 2 winning starts on the mound. Chris was a 2nd team All-CVC selection for 1st base. Chris transferred from Saddleback College in the fall of 2013. He graduated from Palo Verde High School, NV in 2012.

2015    Bryan Sanchez                        Arts and Science University of Oklahoma (OK)

Bryan pitched in relief both the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Bryan is the younger brother of former Cougar Allan Sanchez. He graduated from Del Carmen HS, in Trujillo Alto, PR in 2012.

2014    Buddy Cooper                          Concordia-Irvine University
Buddy appeared in 22 games in the 2014 season hurling his way to a 1.59 ERA while recording 4 saves on the year.  He was a graduate of Frazier Mountain HS in 2011.

2014    Loren Cutolo                           Oregon Institute of Technology
Loren played 3rd base for the Cougars during the 2013 & 2014 seasons.  At the plate he manufactured 37 hits, 17 RBI’s and hit for a .303 batting average.  Loren was a 2014 2nd team all CVC player and he won the CVC Golden Glove Award in 2014. He was a graduate of Sierra Vista (NV) in 2012.

2014    Dayton Kurian                       William Jessup University
Dayton was a utility player for the Cougars during the 2013 & 2014 seasons. He hit for a .274 batting average alongside 32 hits, and 11 RBI’s.  He finished the year with a .960 fielding percentage.  He was a graduate of Foothill HS (NV) in 2012. 

2014    Kevin Little                            University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Kevin was a pitcher during the 2013 & 2014 seasons leading the Cougars to a 5-4 record with him on the mound.  He marked up a 1.86 ERA through his 12 games started alongside his 48 strikeouts.  He won the 2014 CVC Co-Pitcher of the Year in and was selected as a 2014 1st Team All NorCal Pitcher. He also was a recipient of the 2014 Jockey Club Award.  He graduated from Kern Valley HS in 2012 class.

2014    Matt Moorehead                   Oregon Institute of Technology
Matt doubled as an outfielder and catcher for the Cougars 2013 & 2014 seasons leaving with a 1.000 fielding percentage.  He hit for a .244 batting average with 22 hits and 10 RBI’s.  He was a 2012 graduate of Bakersfield HS.

2014    Travis Tessandori                 University of Mobile (AL)
Travis played outfield for the Cougars during the 2013 & 2014 seasons.  He finished the year with a .285 batting average along with 37 hits and 10 RBI’s.  Travis made the 2nd team All CVC and was a recipient of the CVC Golden Glove team.  He also was a recipient of the 2014 Jockey Club Award. He is a 2012 graduate of Tehachapi HS.

2014    Roman Testani                      University of Mobile (AL)
Roman played 1st base for the Cougars 2013 & 2014 seasons leading the team with a batting average of .376.  He also had 53 hits and 18 RBI’s.  Roman made 2014 1st team All CVC team as a 1B. He was a graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Academy in Ontario, Canada in 2012.

2014    Brandon Van Stone              Hawaii Pacific University
Brandon was a pitcher for the Cougars 2013 & 2014 seasons leading the team with 60 strikeouts, and was teh 2014 Team All Central Valley Conference Pitcher .  He finished the year with a 2.61 ERA through 16 appearances.  He was a graduate of Foothill HS (NV) in 2012.

2014    Scout Villanueva                   Peru State University (NE) 
Scout doubled as a 3rd basemen and catcher for the Cougars 2014 season.  He finished the year with a .265 batting average alongside 27 hits and 15 RBI’s and his 13 doubles finished amongst the all-time leaders in Taft College baseball history. Scout is a 2011 graduate of West HS in Bakersfield.

2013    Justin Hedbug                      Simpson University
Pitcher for the Taft College Baseball team from Tehachapi, CA.

2013    P.J. Matha                            York University (NE)
P.J. was a right handed pitcher in the 2012-13 seasons for the Cougars.  In 2012 he was voted the team’s most valuable pitcher.  He was a graduate of Rancho High School, Las Vegas in 2011.

2013    Luis Trinidad                           Southern University (LA)
Luis was a starter for both years in his 2 year stint at Taft College. The middle infielder took pride in the way he handled the bat at the plate. Well-respected around campus, Luis took part in ASB and maintained a 4.0 GPA, giving him the honor of Academic All Conference both years. He was a graduate of Puerto Rico Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico.

2013    Matt Gunderson                    Brescia University (KY)
Matt was a strong reliever for the Cougars, sporting a one of the highest team ERA’s, He also excelled in the classroom. Matt was a graduate of Burlington High School in Seattle, Washington.

2013    Joshua Hickle                        California State University Monterey Bay (CA)
Josh was a strong leader in the Taft clubhouse, and had a strong offensive game. The catcher also excelled behind the plate. He was injured for nearly his whole sophomore season before moving on. Josh was a graduate of Independence High School in Bakersfield, CA.

2013    Allan Sanchez                        California State University San Bernardino (CA)
Allan was a three year Cougar, sustaining an injury that made him miss his sophomore season. He returned in his third year and was an impact player, as a starter for the Cougars. Allan was a graduate of Del Carmen High School in Puerto Rico.

2013    Brad Smith                            University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Brad was a reliever for the Cougars during his two seasons. He was hard-working on and off of the field. Brad was a graduate of Langley Fundamental High School in Langley, British Columbia.

2013    Michael Vaquera                   University of Pikeville (KY)
Mike was a veteran presence out of the bullpen. He owned closing duties for the Cougars in 2013. He was a good teammate on and off the field.


2012    Sean Arbaut                           Minot State University (ND) 

Sean was two year starter in the program, and also an outstanding defensive third baseman. He was known as a high character player that was well thought of on the Taft College campus. He was an ASB member while at Taft, and was a graduate of Tehachapi High School.

2012    Pierce Belaustegui                 Viterbo University (WI) 
Pierce was a two year starter, who made 1st team all CVC his sophomore year. He was a great student while at Taft College. He was a great offensive presence while at Taft College. He was a graduate of Silverado High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2012    Clem Ferrer                           University of Antelope Valley (CA) 
Clem was a two year starter, and played primarily left field for the Cougars. He was an All CVC Golden Glove Outfielder in 2012. He was an excellent bunter with great speed. Clem was a graduate of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy H.S.

2012    Corey Gilligan                       University of Pikeville (KY) 
Corey was a rotation pitcher in his sophomore year. He is a left-handed strike thrower, and also excelled in the classroom. Corey is a graduate from Basic High School in Henderson, Nevada.

2012    Jay Huggins                           New Mexico Highlands University (NM)
Jay was a starter for the Cougars in his sophomore year. He played first and third base. He is originally from British Colombia, where he was an outstanding student as well.

2012    Matt Packer                           University of Miami (OH) 
Matt was a transfer from Chapman University. He was the Cougar starting second baseman in 2012. He was an outstanding student at Taft College maintaining a 4.0 GPA. .Matt was a graduate from Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, California.

2012    Chase Skinner                       San Diego Christian College (CA)
A starter in right field for the Cougars, after transferring from Cerro Coso College. Chase made second team all CVC. He was a graduate of Legacy High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2012    Forrest Smith                         Oklahoma City University (OK) 
A two- year starter at first base for the Cougars, had a terrific season until an injury happened ending his season. He was also a really good student at Taft College. Forrest made second team all CVC, and was a graduate of Foothill High School in Bakersfield, CA. 

2011    Austin Christiansen 
             Dixie State University (Utah)
A two-year starter for the Cougars, Austin was a 2011 first team All CVC Utility player as a first baseman and pitcher. He was also selected as an All NorCal Utility player. He was voted by his teammates as the Team MVP in 2011. Austin was also an Academic All American in 2011. Austin graduated from Legacy High School in Las Vegas, NV in 2009.

2011    Matt Davis                             St. Edwards University (Texas)
A member of the Cougars starting rotation during the 2011 season, Matt was also a 2009 graduate from Taft Union High School. 

2011    Jesus Del Rosario                  Azusa Pacific University (CA)/ Rogers State University (OK) / Rockford Aviators
Had a great 2 year career at TC, was a first team All CVC Relief Pitcher in 2010 and a 2nd team member in 2011. In 2010 Jesus set the all-time Taft College record for opponent’s batting average at .152. He was selected to the Fall NorCal All Star Showcase in 2010. He is a graduate of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School in 2009. Jesus signed an independent ball contract with the Rockford Aviators in Chicago, IL in 2013.

2011    Braden Keathley                   Christian Brothers University (TN) 
A member of the Cougars starting rotation in both 2010 and 2011, also the team’s starting designated hitter. Selected to the Fall NorCal All Star Showcase in 2010. Was a 2nd team all CVC Pitcher in 2011. Voted by his teammates as the Most Valuable Pitcher in 2011. Braden was a 2009 graduate of Silverado High School in Las Vegas, NV.

2011    Barrett Nielsen                      Northwest Nazarene University (ID) / Colorado State University-Pueblo 
A member of the Cougars pitching staff in 2011. Because of his excellence in the classroom, decided to transfer to Northwest Nazarene for academic reasons. A 2009 graduate of McLurg High School in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada.

2011    Perry Rogan                          Patten University (California)/ University of Antelope Valley (CA)  
A two year starter for the Cougars. Selected in 2011 as a 1st team All CVC Third Baseman and a 2nd team All CVC Third Baseman in 2010. Voted by his teammates as the team Most Valuable Hitter in 2011. A 2009 graduate from East Bakersfield High School.

2011    Larry Valdes                         University of Hawaii-Hilo 
A starter for the Cougars in 2011, playing left field, second base, and pitcher. A valuable addition to the 2011 Cougars after transferring from Mesa College in Arizona. A 2007 graduate from Valley High School in Las Vegas, NV.

2011    Josh Dickey                          Oklahoma City University 
A two-year starter for the Cougars playing both outfield and catcher. Made 2nd Team All Central Valley Conference outfielder in his sophomore year (2011). Holds both the season (18) and career (31) records for hit by pitches. Josh is a 2009 graduate of Centennial High School in Bakersfield.

2011
    Stefan Norman                       Eastern New Mexico University (NM) 
Stefan started at left field and DH for the Cougars. He was a graduate of Silverado High School in Las Vegas, NV. He was a very good student as well.


2010         Anthony Rodriguez           Azusa Pacific University (CA)

An All-CVC shortstop his sophomore year at Taft College. This switch hitting shortstop hit .384 and stole 23 bases in 26 attempts. His freshman year was voted to the CVC "Golden Glove" team. A 2008 graduate of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School in Caguas, Puerto Rico. 

2010             Rex Blaylock              CSU-East Bay
His sophomore year at Taft College he hit .338, stole 8 bases, and only committed one error while playing the outfield. Rex was a visible student-athlete during his time at Taft College serving as an ASB Activities Officer his sophomore year. A 2008 graduate of Riverton High School in Riverton, Utah.



2009             Shawn Wilyman              CSU-Northridge

A two-year starting pitcher for the Cougars, this Regina, Saskatchewan native was a second team all conference pitcher in 2009. He made the Nor Cal All Star team in fall 2008. Second most in season strike outs at Taft College with 89 in 2009. Compiled an accumulative 3.20 GPA while at Taft College.

2009             Tyler Smith                        Bacone College (OK)
Two-time second team all conference outfielder (2008-2009). A resident of Las Vegas, Tyler tied the most HBP’s record at Taft College with 16 in 2009. Also, stole 24 bases and scored 40 runs in 2009.  Graduated with an accumulative 3.50 GPA from Taft College.

2009             Zach Biehl                          New Mexico State University
A CCC All American after his 2009 season. Led the state in saves (12), appearances (31), opponents batting average (.166), and third in total era (1.41). Also selected as a second team All Pacific Region (California, Oregon, and Washington). He also appeared in 31 games as a reliever in 2008, which also led the state. All of the before-mentioned categories/stats are also Taft College records. Had a grade point average of 3.10 while at Taft College.

2009             Kevin Chapman               University of Texas-Brownsville 
Led the 2009 team with 7 wins and second in appearances with 25 (which was second in the state of California).  Transferred from Whittier College after completing his freshman year of baseball there in 2007. A 2006 graduate of Silverado High School in Henderson, Nevada. Had an accumulative 3.35 GPA at Taft College.

2009             Neynoel Perez                  University of Texas-Brownsville
A two-year starter for the Cougars, started in centerfield in 2008 and played right field and DH in 2009.  Blessed with a lot of skills; good arm, running ability, and hitting. A very good student athlete, had a 3.25 GPA while at Taft College. 2007 graduate of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School. 

2009             Wilfredo Rodriguez         York University-Nebraska

A two-year starter for the Cougars who is from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. A very good defensive first baseman who also hit in the middle of the lineup during his sophomore year at TC. His freshman year at Taft College he started at third base for the Cougars. 

2008             Alex Osorio                        West Texas A & M
A starting outfielder and relief pitcher in 2008, a shoulder injury ended his season prematurely.  An outstanding individual and student athlete, who was thought of highly by everyone while at Taft College.  Graduated from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School in 2006.

2008          Cory Hall              Santa Clara University/Kansas City Royals

After transferring in to Taft College from Gonzaga University, this Regina, Saskatchewan native put together an outstanding season for the Cougars.  He was a first team all CVC selection and currently holds two Taft College pitching records (5 complete games and 92 strike outs). While at Santa Clara during his senior year, 2011, Cory was selected as an All WCC Pitcher and later signed with the Kansas City Royals as a non-drafted free agent.

2008          K.C. Judge           California Lutheran University
A 2006 Chaparral High School graduate from Las Vegas, Nevada.  K.C. was a 2-year starter for the Cougars.  His freshman year he started at third base and his sophomore started in left field and first base.  An outstanding contact hitter and base runner for the Cougars during his two year at Taft College. K.C. signed an independent league contract for the 2012-2013 year.

 

2007      Alex Lyons      University of San Francisco/Cameron University
The Cougar's starting centerfielder during the 2007 season. Led the team in stolen bases with 31 while hitting .304. The model "student-athlete" while at TC; maintained a 3.80 grade point average while at Taft College. A high school graduate of Timpanogos, Utah in 2005. In 2008 he transferred to Cameron University in Oklahoma.


2007      Daniel Bennett      University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
Starting pitcher during the 2007 season for the Cougar's. Led the team in wins (5), innings pitched (88), games started (15), complete games (1), and strike outs (63). A graduate of Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 2005.


2007      Chase Blackwood      Valdosta State University (Georgia)/Chicago White Sox
A two-year starter for the Cougars behind the plate. Made the fall California Community College Fall All Star game. Led the team in homeruns (5) in 2007. A graduate of Taft Union High School in 2005. In 2009 Chase signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Chicago White Sox.Chase played professionally until 2011.


2007      Glen Haenelt      New Mexico Highlands University
The Cougars starting first baseman last year after transferring from Allan Hancock College. Led the team in batting (.376) and slugging pct. (.560). A graduate of Liberty High School in Bakersfield, California in 2005.


2007     C.T. Twisselman     York University (Nebraska)
A two-year starter for the Cougars where he played outfield, third base, and second base. Led the team in runs scored, 30 and swiped 20 bases during the 2007 season. A graduate from Taft Union High School in 2005.


2007     Chris Wedel     William-Penn University (Iowa)
A reliever his freshman year at Taft, in 2007 he anchored the pitching staff along with Daniel Bennett. Second on the staff in innings pitched with 76. His older brother Jeremy is the Cougar's pitching coach. A 2003 graduate from Wasco High School in California.
 

2007    Tyson Davis        Utah Valley University 

A two-year starter for the Cougars in 2006-07 playing 3B, SS and 2B. Tyson was 2005 graduate from American Fork High School in Utah.

2006      Josh Herback-South      CSU-Northridge/Colorado State University at Pueblo
A second team all CVC pitcher during the spring of 2006, Josh was in the top-ten in the state in innings pitched (103) and games started (16). His complete game win at Fresno City College in April 2006 was one of the best pitching performances in recent Taft College baseball history. He signed during the early signing period in November 2005. In 2008 Josh transferred to Colorado State University at Pueblo.


2006      Owen Van Noy      College of the Ozarks (Missouri)
A two-year starter for the Cougars at shortstop, he signed during the early signing period in November 2005.


2006      Matt Bezzant      Southern Utah University
A two-year starting catcher. Made the NorCal fall All-Star game in 2005. Lead the Cougars in home runs (8) and rbi (39) his freshman year.


2006      Matt Jankowski      Central Methodist University (Missouri)
A starting pitcher his sophomore year at Taft. Ranked in the top-20 in innings pitched (80) his sophomore season at Taft College.


2006      Jimmy Whitworth      Colorado State University at Pueblo
reserve outfielder his freshman year at Taft College, he became the closer for Taft College his sophomore year. He led the team in saves (5) in 2006.

 

2005     Kyle Kasper     Utah Valley State College 
A starting pitcher for the 2005 Cougar baseball team and a relief pitcher in 2004. A native of Riverton, Utah who excelled on the field and in the classroom while at Taft College. One of the hardest workers to ever wear the "black & gold."


2005     Anthony Reed     Cal State University, Northridge
A 2003 graduate of North High School in Bakersfield, Anthony was a unanimous All-CVC outfielder. He was top five in the state in batting average (.439), on-base pct. (.527), slugging pct. (.748), triples (6), and stolen bases (25 for 25). In 2005 he was an All-American.


2005     Thomas Lees     Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)
A product of Edmonton, Alberta, Thomas was an honorable mention CVC utility player. Thomas played all 3 outfield positions, first baseball, and pitcher.


2005     Jeff Mason     Wayne State University (Nebraska)
A product of Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Jeff was a starter for the Cougars in left field. He left Taft College after his freshman year to attend Wayne State in Nebraska.

 

2004     Brian Conradi     Sacramento State University
A 2002 graduate of Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Brian was an All-CVC shortstop for the Cougars. Brian led the team in numerous offensive categories.


2004     Brian Hedman     University of Utah
A 2002 graduate of Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah. He was member of the 2002 Utah 5A state high school championship team. Brian served as a reliever and spot starter for the Cougars during his two years in Taft.


2004     Tyler Wright     BIOLA University
A 2002 graduate of Liberty High School in Bakersfield. He was a 2nd team All-CVC first baseman. Tyler lead the team in batting average and on-base pct. his sophomore season.


2004     Steve Kittrell     Menlo College
A 2002 graduate of Highland High School in Bakersfield. Steve played a number of positions for the Cougars in his two years at Taft College (3B, SS, 2B, & OF).


2004     Kyle Curtis     University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) 
A product of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Kyle was a two year starter for the Cougars in right field.

 

2003     Jason Stuart     Friends University (Kansas)
From Port Orchard, Washington, pitched for the Cougars primarily as a  relief pitcher.


2003     John Stevens       Cal-State University, Los Angeles
From Pahrump, Nevada, played catcher for Cougars after a "red-shirt"  2002 season.


2003     Brad Cline    Friends University (Kansas)
From Bellingham, Washington, played first base and outfield for the Cougars.

 

2002     Justin Clift    Northwest Missouri State University 
A 2000 graduate from Bonanza High School in Las Vegas.   Made the All-CVC as a 3rd baseman his freshman year at Taft. 


2002     Justin Thurman   Friends University (Kansas)
A 2000 graduate from Las Vegas High School.  Played 1st base and DH for the Cougars during his career at Taft College.


2002     Cody Hunter     Friends University (Kansas)
From Salt Lake City, Utah.  Played center field for the Cougars during his two year stint at Taft College.

 

2001     Ty Harbaugh    Northwest Missouri State University
From Las Vegas, Nevada, a two year starting pitcher for the Cougars.


2001     Eric Fagen     Cal-State University, Stanislaus
From Washington, a two-year starting left handed pitcher for the Cougars.


Here is a short description of Cougar players who signed professional baseball contracts:

Chase Blackwood signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2009 with the Chicago White Sox after playing two years at Valdosta State University. Selected after his junior year (2008) as a "Golden Glove" All American catcher (best D-II defensive catcher). Having just completed his second year in the White Sox organization Chase still resides in Taft and often works out with the Taft College Baseball Team.

Allan Simpson (RHP) Allan was drafted in the 8th round by the Seattle Mariners after his sophomore year at TC (1997). He eventually made it all the way to the major leagues playing for the Seattle Mariners, the Colorado Rockies, and the Cincinnati Reds.

Recent news - 
Simpson Traded to Cincinnati Reds Saturday April 9, 2005
Allan Simpson on the 25-man opening roster for the Rockies Monday, April 4, 2005
Allan Simpson called up to Colorado Rockies Monday, July 26, 2004

Bob Simonson a 1984 grad of Taft College, was a 2nd round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers. Played professionally for 8 years. A Grand Rapids, Michigan native, he transferred from Oklahoma State University his sophomore year to Taft College in the fall of 1983. Currently lives in Oklahoma City.

David Harriman (2000) A product of British Columbia, Canada. David transferred to Armstrong State in Georgia.  He was drafted by the Oakland A's as a catcher and played three years in the A's organization

Ron Coomer (class of 1986)A high school grad from Chicago, Illinois. Holdsnumerous offensive records at TC. Played in the major leagues with the Minnesota twins, Chicago cubs, new York Yankees, and finished up his career with the LA dodgers. see the article from the local Taft Midway Driller newspaper

Kevin Van DeBrake (Inf)  Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1990.  From Selah Washington.  

Kevin Johnson (OF)  Signed in 1988 with the Montreal Expos and played two years of  professional baseball.  From San Luis Obispo, California.

Chris Keim (LHP)   Drafted after freshman year at TC (23rd round); signed with the Cincinnati Reds after his sophomore year; played 2 years of professional baseball.  

Ken Harris (OF)   Drafted  by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 15th round after his sophomore year.  Ken played 2 years of professional baseball.  From   Snohomish, Washington.

Agustin Gonzalez   Signed with the Cincinnati Reds after his freshman year at TC (1989).   Played 2 years of professional baseball.  From Orosi, California.

Donny Harrel (C)   Drafted in the 18th round by the Kansas City Royals after his sophomore year at TC (1990).  A shoulder injury ended his career after 2 years.  He is currently the Head Baseball Coach at the Seattle Universtiy.  From North Bend, Oregon.

Jason Kummerfeldt (RHP) Signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 1992 and played 5 years of  professional baseball. From Billings, Montana.

Skye Leibee (LHP)  Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 27th round after his sophomore year at TC (1992), and played 2 years of professional baseball. From Taft, California.

Jeffrey Newkirk (OF)  Signed a pro contract with the Chicago White Sox and played 2 years of professional baseball.

Mike McDougal (1B/RHP) Drafted in the 31st round by the St. Louis Cardinals after his freshman season at TC (1994) as a 1st baseman. From Las Vegas, Nevada.

Troy Ormonde (RHP)  Drafted in the 29th round by the Chicago Cubs after his freshman season at TC (1994).  He played 2 years of professional baseball.  From Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aaron Hee (LHP)   Drafted in the 50th round by the New York Mets after his sophomore year at  TC (1998).  Played at Pittsfield in the New York-Penn League in 2000.  From Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jerome Robinson, signed as a free agent and played two years in the Cincinnati Reds organization.