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Riley Gates profile

#26 Riley Gates

Position: Left Hand Pitcher Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2015-2018 Hometown: Santa Clara, UT Mission: Resistencia, Argentina Last School: Snow Canyon


  • Parents are Travis and Sue Gates
  • Brother Reggie plays baseball for the College of Eastern Utah
  • Cousin Dallas Jolley also plays for CEU
  • Cousin Hunter Dimick is a defensive end at the University of Utah
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Resistencia, Argentina, 2013-2015
  • Majoring in exercise science

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Snow Canyon High School where he was coached by Reed Secrist and Wally Ritchie
  • Recorded 317 strikeouts in varsity prep baseball career
  • Gatorade Utah baseball player of the year and 3A MVP as a senior in 2013
  • Second team all state as a freshman l and First team all state as a sophomore, junior, and senior
  • Had a 4-6 record, a 0.83 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 59 innings, batting .432 as a senior
  • in 2013 also playing at first base, batted .446 with three home runs and 37 RBI
  • Team won back-to-back 3A titles
  • Had a 9-1 record season as a junior in 2012 when he struck out 109 batters and had a 0.82 ERA in 59 innings, batting .375
  • As a sophomore he batted .450 with 16 doubles and three home runs
  • 3A all-tournament team and third team All-American honors voted on by the NHSBCA (National High School Baseball Coaches Association).
  • Class valedictorian
  • Recruited by Arizona, Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, Utah, San Diego, New Mexico, Stanford, Cal State Northridge, Dixie State and SLCC.

2015 | Freshman Year

  • Got a win vs. Hartford
  • Had a 3.00 in five WCC appearances

2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Wins came in relief at Samford, 6-4; and vs. Utah, 6-0.
  • Threw six no-hit innings in his start at Pepperdine.

2017 | Junior Year

  • Wins came in relief vs. Northern Colorado with six strikeouts and vs. Saint Mary's College in a 7-6 victory
  • Got a save vs. Pepperdine in 9-4 victory, vs. San Francisco in 8-5 victory and in WCC Tournament vs. LMU
  • WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll