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Glacier Range Riders New Pitching Coach

PL Glacier Range Riders February 27, 2024 - Glacier Range Riders proudly announce the appointment of Mike Koltak as the On Field Pitching Coach for the upcoming season. With experience as a player at both the D1 and Independent levels, and a passion for integrating analytics into player development, Koltak brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. During his playing career, Koltak was a right-handed pitcher at The Ohio State University and Georgetown College completing four seasons of collegiate baseball before moving into the independent minor league... Full Story

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Owlz Re-Sign Outfielder Euro Diaz for 2024

PL Northern Colorado Owlz February 22, 2024 - WINDSOR, Colo. - Outfielder Euro Diaz has re-signed with the Northern Colorado Owlz for the 2024 season. This will be Diaz's third season with the Owlz, joining pitcher Will Buraconak and infielder Kevin Higgins as players who've played in all three of the club's years in NoCo. "NoCo is like my second home," Diaz said. "Every year I come back better than the year prior and exceed expectations." Diaz definitely did so in 2023, hitting .336/.409./.437 with a pair of home runs and 48 RBI for the Owlz after an up-and-do... Full Story

Owlz Re-Sign First Baseman Jackson Coutts for 2024

PL Northern Colorado Owlz February 16, 2024 - WINDSOR, Colo. - First baseman Jackson Coutts has signed with the Northern Colorado Owlz for the 2024 season. Coutts was a standout for the Owlz in 2023, hitting .381/.453/.644 with 18 home runs and 89 RBI. His 89 RBI tied an Owlz franchise record and his 126 hits set a new Owlz single-season record in 2023. "Jackson's one of our leaders and will continue to be a big part of our lineup, both offensively and defensively," Owlz manager Frank Gonzales said. Coutts hit three of his 18 home runs last season in a 19-18 Ow... Full Story

Owlz Re-Sign Pitcher Dutch Landis

PL Northern Colorado Owlz February 13, 2024 - WINDSOR, Colo. - Right-handed pitcher Dutch Landis has signed with the Northern Colorado Owlz for the 2024 season. Landis joined the Owlz in July of 2023 and made a dozen appearances down the stretch for NoCo. He posted a 6.17 ERA with the Owlz in 11 ⅔ innings with eight strikeouts. "We picked up Dutch last year with the intent to develop and see if we could figure out who he really is," Owlz manager Frank Gonzales said. "He converted to a sinker/slider type, and it started to take off. Who even knows what his cei... Full Story

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