Cougars finished with a 20-17 league record and 27-31
overall last season. With this league record
Cougars finished in fifth place in league play for 2013. The
the Regional Tournament as the number five seed. We
won the tournament and qualified for the
World Series. Qualifying to the World Series once again and
striving to compete last year, after finishing
third in the nation four years ago. Returning
back to this prestigious NBC World Series
tournament with a new format will be a challenge. At the NBC
World Series will get the opportunity to
face some of the
and players in the nation. The team and players will get great
exposure from various major league scouts and colleges for future
opportunities. The 2010 World Series was the best finish the the
Cougars have ever had or
any Colorado team,
taking 3rd place. Go to the NBC World
Series tab to see the
results. We had nine players
sign professional contracts
and some players elevate their college careers to D-1 levels from
exposure at the World Series. This season will be our 25th year
and we are going to
our strong program by turning our roster over this summer and adding
very talented players. We have some exciting news for this
summer, we will be merging with the Jeffco RockHounds team.
This will provide a new coaching staff and bring some of their players
from last years team. The RockHounds
have been a strong contender within our league for over 10 years.
Marcus Wood (RockHounds GM) will take over as coach, Taylor Vincent
(former Cougar) will be the assistant coach, Chad Jacobsen will return
as bench coach. Mark Cerullo will be the General Manager.
We will remain as the Denver Cougars moving forward but will certainly
have the RockHound influence.
The 2014 season brings some new faces and challenges to the Cougars. I believe that this team has the potential to regain and maintain our status as one of the nations finest summer programs. Our goals are still the same to return to the National Baseball Congress World Series and win. We will be returning seven players from the Cougars and three from the RockHounds off of last summers roster. New additions in all areas we feel that our defense and team speed will be improved, while adding some punch to our line up, flash backs of the old Cougars. We are also adding some young arms to the pitching staff. I feel that our staff will be even stronger and more balanced this year. Not only are we adding talent to the roster, I truly believe that we will have great chemistry with this squad for years to come. The roster will be filled with players from various strong college programs from all levels. This years schedule is a full one, with over 60 games scheduled within the league and some outside games with the Jay Hawk League. By getting involved with these outside Leagues this will give the players exposure and experiences they could not get playing for another team over the summer. Again our focus as a team will be to win the Rocky Mountain Baseball League and earn that hard to reach birth to the World Series in August. Let's play ball!!! Come out and see Cougars Baseball.
GM of the Denver Cougars
Mark S. Cerullo