The Columbia Basin River Dogs Baseball Club is a select baseball program designed to provide dedicated young players in the Puget Sound Region a vehicle to help them realize their goals and enhance their opportunities to compete at the highest level. The club will provide the coaching, programs and facilities to allow them to maximize their individual game skills as well as the physical and mental skills required for success. It is the goal of the club to produce not only quality baseball

players but also good citizens by instilling the principles of sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, work ethic and respect for authority. The club shall also place a high priority on academics and will emphasize school performance as a critical ingredient in the success of the players development. The success of our organization will be determined by the achievement of the above objectives and winning ball games will be a natural by-product of our efforts.

The River Dogs program includes:

  • A professional coaching staff that includes ex-professional and college players who are devoted to preparing and helping these young men reach their goals. All aspects of development are addressed including the physical and mental skills required for success.

  • Priority access to a training and conditioning program including High Tech, "State-of-the-Art" evaluation and analytic equipment allowing players to train at game speed with immediate feedback and progression reports.

  • High school players are offered college prep information and consulting to assist student/athletes and parents in this very complex process. Team players receive a personal web page to aid in college recruiting activities.

  • A complete spring and summer season of league and tournament games against the best competition in the Northwest.

  • Opportunities to attend National Showcase and Championship events to compete against the best teams and players in the country.

  • The River Dogs program offers several fundraising opportunities for players and parents to reduce the player fee.

Home of the River Dogs • Johnson O'Brien Stadium • Ephrata, WA

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River Dogs History:


The Columbia Basin RiverDogs were established in 1994 by Randy Boruff and Jerry Thaut. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for young men the ages of 15 to 18 to prepare for the next level of baseball. During this 26 years the Riverdogs have played in 16 Sr. Babe Ruth World Series. They've finished in the top 3 nine times winning it all in 1995,1998, and 2015. Second place in 2000 & 2016. Third place in 1997,2005,2007, and 2009. Over 200 players have gone to college and 23 have been drafted. 35 High Schools have been represented through out North Central Washington and the Columbia Basin. 

Columbia Basin Youth Baseball is registered with the IRS as a

501-c3  Non-Profit Organization.

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