DeBernardi Joins Buccaneers Baseball

DeBernardi Joins Buccaneers Baseball

Photo courtesy of Gwen Pritchard

ROCK SPRINGS — Since he was a boy, Kyan DeBernardi has always been fond of the baseball diamond. While he has played on many different diamonds throughout the years, he is most looking forward to playing on the Dawson Community College Buccaneers (DCC) diamond in the near future.

DeBernardi signed his talents over to the Buccaneers on Thursday evening where he plans to serve the team as a catcher. To say he is excited is an understatement.

A native of Rock Springs, DeBernardi grew up playing baseball, football and basketball. Ultimately the decision to play baseball at the next level was one he knew he wouldn’t regret.

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“There was a good chance I could’ve gone and played college football, but baseball is a lot easier on my body and I know I’m not going to regret it,” DeBernardi said.

According to DeBernardi, he went to a few different baseball camps in Wyoming and Gillette, showcasing his talents. After the camps, he started emailing coaches. Eventually he heard back from a few with DCC being an intriguing option due to their year-round play.

Two other schools also made contact with DeBernardi from Minnesota and New York, but ultimately DCC proved to be the right fit after an official visit in January.

“I felt like I could really develop up there,” DeBernardi said. “I can maybe get to a division one or division two school after this.”

DeBernardi will be the first college athlete in his family, which means a lot to him. Their support coupled with his teammates throughout the years have helped him get to where he is today.

“They really motivated me to get better and to go to college,” DeBernardi said.

One of his close teammates, Collin Madsen, will be an hour away from him playing football at Dickinson State University, which is a journey both of them look forward to sharing.

In addition to playing baseball, DeBernardi said he’s looking forward to furthering his education where he will study social justice and pursue a career as a police officer.