News and Announcements


Riders to offer World Series Squares Board

Now you don’t have to wait until the Super Bowl for the fun to begin. Postseason baseball is here and the Riders are trying something new this year. We are starting at World Series Square Board. Squares are $50 a piece. Numbers will be drawn just prior to Game 1 of the World Series. Payouts for Games 1-6 are $250.00 per game, with Game 7 being $500 if it happens. You can win more than once. To purchase a square(s), you can call or text Steve Laakso at 680-4956. You can also stop down to Signature Real Estate (next to Starbucks). Let the fun begin!

The document World_Series_Board.pdf was attached to this post.


This is a great chance to work with a Riders coach this offseason and improve immensely. Limited spots available. Contact Coach Perleberg at 689-4542 to sign up! Its a great day to be a Rider!

The document Academy_2019.pdf was attached to this post.


Tryouts for the 2020 season will be October 6th at 1:00 pm at the Field of Dreams. To register visit

(Age is determined by your age on May 1st.)

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NEW- Unfortunately, the Riders program will not offer fall baseball this year, due to our coaching staff adding new additions to their families! We do have some other opportunities available out-of-town with other programs for older players. If interested, contact Coach Perleberg.


Gillette Riders right-hander Hayden Sylte was informed on Thursday night that he had won the Wyoming “AA” Pitcher of the Year award. It is a well deserved award for the 5’11" right hander who had a phenomenal junior campaign. Sylte was 8-5 with 1 save on the season and pitched in all the biggest of games for the Riders. He allowed just 38 hits in 67 innings pitched, with 84 strikeouts. His 1.9 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and .165 Batting Average Against show his dominance this season. Sylte had just 8 stolen bases against in 67 innings on the mound.

Some of Sytle’s highlights in 2019 included a 6 inning no-hitter in the Spring Classic Tournament against Cheyenne Post 6 in which he struck out 12. The next week in the Montana/Wyoming Showdown he followed that up with a 6.2 inning 2-hitter against the Billings Scarlets with 11 K. Sylte held the North Dakota State Champion Fargo Post 2 to just 3 hits in the Dakota Classic in Sioux Falls. In the Hladky Tournament, he beat rival Sheridan with a 6 1/3 inning, 3-hitter. In the CABA World Series Tournament, he beat the Rocky Mountain Oysters a perennial powerhouse. His best outing may have been his last when he dualed with Carter Young of Casper, allowing just 3 hits and 0 ER to the eventual State Champion Casper Oilers.

“Hayden was the definition of an ace this year,” said Riders manager Nate Perleberg. “He took the ball in our biggest games all summer and always gave us a chance to win. The quality of teams that he pitched against and the numbers he put up, show his dominance this season. No one works harder than Hayden, he is the first one in to do his pitcher work-out every day and the last one to turn off the lights on the way out. He understands the process of being a pitcher on game-day starts in the days leading up to the start. No one deserved this award more or worked harder for it than Hayden. Coach Perleberg and the Riders family is extremely proud of Hayden for his great accomplishment.”

Sylte is the 5th Riders pitcher to win the award since 2014. His brother Hunter also won the award. Wyatt Estabrook (2014), Cody Eaton (2015), Hunter Sylte (2016), Joseph Harris (2017), Hayden Sylte (2019)