Laramie Rangers outfielders Ben Ruckman and Garrett Dodd are continuing their baseball careers at the collegiate level.

Ruckman has signed with Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, AZ. After spending a year at the University of Wyoming and then playing his super-senior season, Dodd has signed with Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, NE. Both primarily play outfield.

Ben Ruckman was a first-team all-state selection in 2022. He finished with a batting average of .389. Ruckman led the Rangers with 65 hits and 72 RBIs. He tied for the team lead with 11 doubles and recorded team-highs of nine triples and nine home runs. As a pitcher, Ruckman was 1-0 with five saves and an ERA of 1.42 in 17 appearances.

Scottsdale was 22-28 in the 2022 season. The Fighting Artichokes’ head coach is Alex Cherney. They compete at the NJCAA level of collegiate athletics and are a member of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC).

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Dodd received second-team all-state for this year. He hit .326 for the season with 46 hits and 27 RBIs. Dodd was the lead-off hitter for Laramie and tied for the team-high of 63 runs scored. As a pitcher, he was 2-1 with one save and an ERA of 5.16. Dodd made 14 appearances and threw 38 innings, the fourth-most on the team.

Western Nebraska posted a 21-33 record in 2022. The Cougars’ head coach is Mike Jones. They compete at the NJCAA level of collegiate athletics and are a member of Region IX.

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