Produced by Nathan Price, Hill College alum

Head Coach Chris Rateike

Rateike enters his 15th season as the head coach of the Rebels' baseball program. His first season at the helm found him one game away from making the NJCAA World Series. In his time here, he has sent numerous players on to Division I, Division II, and NAIA Universities and a few trips to the post-season.

Rateike's previous coaching experience includes stops at schools such as: Northeastern Junior College, Frank Phillips College, Indian Hills Community College, Arkansas Tech University, and the USA Baseball Athletic Development Program. His coaching tenure has seen him recruit and develop 96 players who have signed professional contracts including four AAA players and five Major League Players. In the 2016 Major League draft, four former Rebels were taken in by the Giants, Royals, Braves, and the Red sox.  He also has had the honor of coaching four players who went on to play professionally and were given the opportunity to play in the World Baseball Classic.

Rateike's collegiate playing experience began at Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, Iowa. In his two years with the Falcons, the baseball team won two conference titles, two sub-regional titles, a regional title, and a fifth-place finish in the 1992 NJCAA World Series. After that, Rateike transferred to Arkansas Tech University where he finished his college career. He earned his way into the record books with records such as: appearances in a season (1st), career appearances (4th), single-season ERA (4th), and career ERA (5th).

After receiving his bachelor's degree and completing his collegiate playing career, Rateike earned his Master of Science degree in health, physical education, and recreation at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan.

He and his wife, Angie, have been married for 20 years. Their son Ryan played baseball at Hill College and then Odessa College before transferring to Missouri Baptist in St. Louis, Mo.  He had the opportunity to play in the NAIA World Series in 2013.  He is currently an assistant coach at the University of Maine.


Phone: 254.659.7961


Assistant Coach Travis Spinney

travis_spinney_assistant_coach_mug.jpgTravis Spinney enters his second season with Coach Rateike and the Rebels as the Assistant Coach working with the outfielders and hitters. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration.

Spinney comes to Hill College from Lewisville, Texas, where he attended Lewisville High School as a Senior All-District player. Spinney began his coaching career at Murray State College in the 2019 season as he worked with the hitters and outfielders, along with helping to lead the strength and conditioning program.

Spinney’s collegiate baseball career started at Northern Oklahoma Tonkawa where he hit .347 as a freshman and was named to the Region II NJCAA All-Tournament Team. Spinney had a breakout season in his sophomore year hitting .403, leading his team to a school-record of 46 wins, and once again being named to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team. Spinney then went on to play his Junior and Senior seasons at Southeastern Oklahoma State where he played his senior season under former Murray State Head Coach Zach Crabtree.  Spinney hit .343 his senior season leading the conference with 18 doubles and was successful in 18 of 19 stolen base attempts.  In his final season at SE, Spinney was named as a member of the All-Conference team for the Great American Conference.  Spinney's 4-year collegiate career resulted in an overall .347 average with 213 hits.


Assistant Coach Wilson Earhart


Ethan Adkisson Ethan Adkisson
Lucas Anderson Lucas Anderson
Wyatt Anderson Wyatt Anderson
Derick Andiarena Derick Andiarena
Robert Ashley Robert Ashley
Andrew Bain Andrew Bain
Benjamin Black Benjamin Black
Aidan Castillo Aidan Castillo
Rafael Castillo Rafael Castillo
Jase Chambers Jase Chambers
Reese Chapman
Mathew Clark Matthew Clark
Carter Coffin Carter Coffin
Dylan Darnall Dylan Darnall
Jacob Drake Jacob Drake
Micah Early Micah Early
Alexander Everett Alexander Everett
Miguel Everett Miguel Everett
Matthew Foley Matthew Foley
Alec Fontenot Alec Fontenot
Hunter Freeman Hunter Freeman
Stockton Frisina Stockton Frisina
Christian Gamboa Christian Gamboa
Jacob Hungerford Jacob Hungerford
Joshua Ibe Joshua Ibe
Jayden Jammer Jayden Jammer
Nevyn Johnson Nevyn Johnson
Luke Land Luke Land
Joshua Leigh Joshua Leigh
Bryan London Bryan London
Luis Lopez Luis Lopez
Dylan Martinez Dylan Martinez
Ethan Martinez Ethan Martinez
Julian Minor Julian Minor
Camron Montz Camron Montz
Landan Morse Landan Morse
Jace Newkirk Jace Newkirk
Nolan Nicholson Nolan Nicholson
Hervey Nunez Hervey Nunez
Steven Oliva Steven Oliva
Joshua Prieto Joshua Prieto
Ryan Rauss Ryan Rauss
Garrett Smith Garrett Smith
Carl Sullivan
Joshua Tabor
Benjamin Tate Benjamin Tate
Taylor Valerius Taylor Valerius
Adrian Vallescorbo Adrian Vallescorbo
Briley Van Briley Van
Ezequiaz Velazquez
Jacob Wiggins Jacob Wiggins
Shaun Williams Shaun Williams

NJCAA Schedule 2023-2024


Record: 28-24 overall; 15-17 conference

NJCAA 2022-2023 Academic Team (Team GPA 3.0 or higher): 3.21 GPA


NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.0 GPA): Joseph Grimes

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA): Tristan Boedeker and Eric Garcia

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA): Riley Light, Ryan Rauss, Gehrig Schreiber, Jelle Van der Lelie, and Diego Villescas

Baseball Field on Hillsboro College campus
Drafted Alumni
Name: Organization:
Kris Marshall Angels
Jimmy Armstrong Atlanta
Trent Petrie Atlanta
Doug Brubaker Baltimore
Rocky Coppinger Baltimore
Lonnie Pottoer Boston
Chris Court Boston Red Sox
Chris Rodriquez Chicago
Dustin Fitzgerald Chicago Cubs
Sammy Baker Cleveland
Casey Smith Cleveland
Nicholas Sued Cleveland
Michael Jackson Cleveland
Nate Grindell Cleveland
Omar Ramirez Cleveland
Marty Rankin Colorado
Brandon Robertson Colorado
Nathan Harris Colorado Rockies
Kyle Wilson Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants
Ray Sadler Cubs
Marcos Ortiz Detroit Tigers
Cam Warner Detroit Tigers
Mike Rose Florida
Jason Alfaro Houston
Joey Gathright Kansas City
Justin Phillips Kansas City
Rudy Garza Marlins
James Baldridge Mets
Braulio Goris Mets
Paul Arrendondo Milwaukee
Dana Eveland Milwaukee
Austin Ellison Milwaukee
Jordan Gerk Milwaukee
Todd Samples Montreal
Brad Halsey Yankees
Brian Myrow Yankees
Trent Lockwood Yankees
Brad Holsey Yankees
Brian Tallet Yankees
Trevor Stephan Yankees
Jeremy Fikac Oakland
Juan Figueroa Royals
Anthony Mercado Royals
Ryan Brewer Royals
Cole Lohden Royals
Ryan Klatt San Diego
Scott Hopgood San Diego
Orlando Orta Giants
Melvin Roman Giants
Kris Ehmke Tampa Bay
Luis Candaleria Tampa Bay
Roberta Santa Texas
Tyler Renwick Toronto
Luke Montz Washington

Moving on table, athletes and where they moved on to
Name: Organization:
2020 Season
Wilson Ehrhardt Incarnate Word
Aaron Herrera Southeastern Oklahoma
Easton Migl Concordia University
Jeffrey Worley Nichols State University
Ryan Hill Oklahoma Christian
2019 Season
Craig Keuchel UNC-Charlotte
Justin Waltmon Tarleton State
Luke Cronan University of Louisiana Lafayette
Josh Smeltzer Delta State
Brian Aguilar Marshall University/Tarleton State
Cameron Lang Tarleton State
Reed Hamilton Tarleton State
Taylor Daniel Central Arkansas
Zack Wilson Memphis University
Tyler Coronet Cameron University
Aaron Varnum Embry Riddle University
Adam Anderson Southern Arkansas University
Adonis Askew Oklahoma Christian
Alec Horvath West Virginia
Andrew Brown Texas A&M
Austin Hunt
Benny Suarez O of Oklahoma/34th Round Indians
Billy Germaine Southern Arkansas
Blake Huffman Arkansas - Little Rock University
Blue Hybner
Boone Weiss Arkansas Tech
Brandon Bates St. Marys
Brandon Brooks Prairie View A&M University
Brandon Graves Southern Arkansas University
Brett Murray Creighton
Bryce Stark La. Tech
Cameron Linck La. Tech
Cameron Pinchback Southern Arkansas
Chandler Geller U of Ohio
Chane Lynch Dallas Baptist
Chase Edwards Detroit Tigers
Chris Court Stephen F. Austin University
Chris Hebert Northwestern State University
Cody Wilson University of Texas-Arlington
Cole Lohden Southen Arkansas/Royals
Colin Tornberg UT-Arlington
Conner Reed Ouachita Baptist
Corey Brown University of Louisiana Monroe
Cory Farr Mary-Hardin Baylor
Darwin Lucero Texas Lutheran University
Derrick Washington St. Thomas University
Dillon Stavinoha Condordia
Drew Grimes Southern Arkansas
Dustin Fitzgerald Texas State University
Dustin Fitzgerald Texas Tech/19th Round Cubs
Dustin Russell Southern Arkansas
Dylan Inkman Arkansas Tech
Garrett Bruce Texas Tech
Garrett Vail Central Arkansas/Missouri Baptist
Graham Ackle La. Tech
Hipolito Santos Ohio
Hunter Mayo Southern Arkansas
Hunter Nolen University of Northern Colorado
Jace Findley Northwood University
Jackson Hood Stephen F. Austin University
Jacob Spelbring Concordia
James Black UT-Victoria
James Kissinger Embry Riddle University
Jansel Encarnacion Iowa Wesylan
Jared Hood University of Texas-Tyler
Jason Gereri Southern Arkansas/Northwood
JD Price Southern Arkansas University
Jeff Sciba University of Northern Colorado
Jessie Liriano AZ. Diamondbacks
Jody Spain Southern Arkansas University
Joe Gill Grambling
Jordon Stewart Prairie View
Jose Riveria 19th Round Orioles
Josh Chinni Wayland Baptists
Julio Barajas University Texas-Brownville
Justin Arrington Baylor
Justin Cockrell Montreat College
Justin Suntych Southern Arkansas
Justin Walton Texas State
Keaton Brewer U of New Orleans
Keaton Miller Pitt
Kris Marshall Southern Arkansas University/Angels
Kyle Adams Wayland Baptist University
Kyle Bondy University of Texas-Tyler
Kyle Duncan Oklahoma State
Kyle Summers Tarleton State
Kyle Supak Tarleton State
Kyle Turner Missouri Baptist
Kyle Wilson North Carolina State University
Leo Garcia University of Houston-Victoria
Mason Paxton La. Tech
Mathias Bable Northern Colorado University
Matt Daniels UT-Pan Am
Matt Parks Howard Payne
Mike Washburn Central Connecticut
Mitch Rainer Cumberland University
Nate Harris La. Tech
Nick Marti UT-Dallas
Nick Paschal Southern Arkansas University
Obrien Reyes Southern Arkansas University
Patrick Stanley Texas Weslyan
Preston McCoy University of Texas-Arlington
Rhys Aldenhoven Pitt
Riley Huble Stephen F. Austin University
Robbie Weinhardt Oklahoma State University
Ryan Swinney Arkansas Tech
Scott Forbes
Seth Harrison U of La. Layfette/7th Round Giants
Stephan Spain Northwest La.
Stewart Person Hardin-Simmons
Trent Fontenot McNeese
Trey Horn University of New Mexico
Tyler Creek Texas Tech
Tyler Jaynes Baylor
Wes Koenig St. Ed’s
Zach Krebs Northwest La.
Zach Reininger Texas Tech/8th round Detroit Tigers