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Peterson steps down as WSC softball coach

Eric Peterson is resigning from his position as head softball coach at Williston State College, the school announced Tuesday.

Peterson led the Tetons to a 23-14 record and a Region XIII runner-up finish in 2013 – the first season in program history. He will continue to serve as athletic director and head men’s basketball coach.

“I had a great experience getting the softball program up and running, and moving it into a positive direction,” Peterson said in a press release. “After accepting the AD position this past spring and also coaching basketball, it just became too much for one person to handle. I care about the softball program as much if not more than anyone, and I know this is the right move for the school, program and the players.”

Peterson said he doesn’t expects any defections as the result of his resignation.

“All of the players have committed to staying and not transferring, even the incoming recruits,” he said.

No replacement had been named Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

Tetons sign Nevada baseball standout

Williston State College baseball coach Shawn Cote announced the commitment of Yerington, Nev., native Corbin Cliften on Monday.

Cliften won state championships with Yerington High School the past three seasons and was named the state MVP in 2013. He batted .478 with three home runs, 16 doubles and 38 RBIs as a senior, while also finishing 8-1 with a 2.80 ERA on the mound.

“Corbin will be looked upon to come in and compete for a spot in the rotation this year,” Cote said in a press release. “He will help add depth to a staff that lost five pitchers from last year that saw significant innings.”

Cliften is the third player from Yerington High to sign with the Tetons.

– Daily News Staff