Yotes softball squad wins CCC Tournament; football team inks 15 recruits
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The College of Idaho softball squad woke up Friday morning with a chance to do something most of members of the team had never done- clinch a berth in the NAIA Tournament. The Yotes had to win just one game in Oregon to claim the Cascade Collegiate Conference crown, and they didn't bother building any suspense, beating Oregon Tech 8-0.
The College of Idaho scored four runs in the first, including a two-run single from Katie Rowe, who also homered in the third and drove in five runs on the day. Mountain Home product Nickayla Skinner picked up a school record 23rd win, helping her team earn its first trip to the NAIA National Championships since 2009.
The Yotes football team also had a big day, announcing 15 new recruits, five of which were named to an all-state team.
Mike Moroski's latest additions include:
- Reece Mahaff (RB) Coeur d'Alene (5A first-team all-state)
- Dakota Stallions (RB) New Plymouth (WIC Player of the Year, 2A second-team all-state)
- Clint Langston (RB) Borah
- Josh Faulkner (QB) Gooding (All-SCIC)
- Darien Seifert (QB) Centennial (All-SIC)
- Taylor Watkins (QB) East Valley, WA (All-GNL)
- Charlie Fridley (DE) Blanchet, WA (All-Metro, Mountain Division)
- Tyler Rollins-Strole (DE) Lemoore, CA (All-West Yosemite League)
- Kyle Cothern (LB) Skyview (4A first-team all-state)
- Taylor Oppedyk (LB) Buhl (All-SCIC)
- Hunter Wells (WR) New Plymouth (2A second-team all-state)
- John Cushman (OL) New Plymouth (2A second-team all-state)
- Hayden Paul (OL) Columbia (All-SIC)
- David Brunmeier (OL) Columbia
- Dylan Shalpand (K) Lake City