Oskaloosa’s Rian Yates has signed a national letter of intent to attend Kirkwood Community College next year. The senior will be a right-handed pitcher on Kirkwood’s baseball team. Yates explains why he picked Kirkwood.
“How many guys they send to bigger schools, and most of all, how many guys they send to Iowa each year. It’s always been a dream of mine ever since I was six years old to pitch at the University of Iowa.”
Yates was 9-3 with a 2.57 earned run average last season. He also struck out 48 batters in 49 innings.