The Crowder Roughriders have announced their dates and rates for their skills showcase camps — the first October 1 and the second October 28.

The Crowder Roughriders have announced their dates and rates for their skills showcase camps — the first October 1 and the second October 28.
Both camps are set for 10 a.m. and cost $100 per player per session.
Recruiting videos will be made for players — $100 for position players, $50 for pitching only.
“Over the years this camp has proven to be a valuable recruiting event for Roughrider Baseball as many camp attendees have signed with our program and had great careers here as well as at the four-year and professional level,” a release said.
Crowder baseball issued a disclaimer, “Participants are not contracting with Crowder College with regard to participating in any camp, and Crowder College does not run or have any responsibility for the camp.”
Former or current Crowder players selected in the MLB Draft in June were former Neosho High standout Trey Turner (10th round, Washington Nationals), Aaron Ashby (25th round, Texas Rangers), and Kyle Wilson (35th round, New York Mets). Turner and Wilson each signed with their respective professional teams.
In 2016, three former, current or future Crowder players were taken in the draft, pitchers Zach Matson and Connor Eller and outfielder Tyler Duncan. Matson and Eller are currently in the pros — Matson in the Baltimore Orioles organization and Eller in the Toronto Blue Jays organization — while Duncan established a school record for RBI with 80 RBI during his freshman season. Crowder reached the JUCO World Series and finished 54-14 overall and sixth in the nation.
In 2015, another three Crowder-related players were taken in the draft — Sam Hilliard and Ethan Clark in the 15th round by the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays, respectively, and Wilson in the 19th round by the Minnesota Twins. Hilliard and Clark are both in the pros, while Wilson signed as the Mets made him an offer that he couldn’t refuse.
Former Crowder pitcher Jalen Beeks — who finished his last three collegiate seasons at Arkansas — and Mark Reyes were drafted in 2014 — Beeks in the 12th round by the Boston Red Sox and Reyes in the 22nd round by the San Francisco Giants. Beeks reached Triple-A Pawtucket this season, just one promotion away from the major leagues.
Those are more recent examples of former Crowder players reaching the highest levels of baseball.
The Roughriders are coached by head coach Travis Lallemand and assistants Tyler Sawyer and Kyle Williams, who played for Lallemand on the 2010 JUCO World Series squad, the first World Series qualifier in program history.