Riley Gates
Left Hand Pitcher 26
187 lbs.
Santa Clara, 
Last School
Snow Canyon HS
Roster Years


  • Parents are Travis and Sue Gates
  • Married Madie Siddoway of the BYU soccer team in January 2018
  • Brother Reggie played baseball for USU Eastern
  • Cousin Hunter Dimick was a defensive end at the University of Utah and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Eagle Scout
  • Served a mission to Resistencia, Argentina
  • Majoring in Spanish

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Snow Canyon High School where he was coached by Reed Secrist and Wally Ritchie
  • Recorded 317 strikeouts in varsity prep baseball career
  • Gatorade Utah baseball player of the year and 3A MVP as a senior in 2013
  • Second team all state as a freshman l and First team all state as a sophomore, junior, and senior
  • Had a 4-6 record, a 0.83 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 59 innings, batting .432 as a senior
  • in 2013 also playing at first base, batted .446 with three home runs and 37 RBI
  • Team won back-to-back 3A titles
  • Had a 9-1 record season as a junior in 2012 when he struck out 109 batters and had a 0.82 ERA in 59 innings, batting .375
  • As a sophomore he batted .450 with 16 doubles and three home runs
  • 3A all-tournament team and third team All-American honors voted on by the NHSBCA (National High School Baseball Coaches Association).
  • Class valedictorian
  • Recruited by Arizona, Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, Utah, San Diego, New Mexico, Stanford, Cal State Northridge, Dixie State and SLCC.


  • Resistencia
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • Got a win vs. Hartford
  • Had a 3.00 in five WCC appearances
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Wins came in relief at Samford, 6-4, and vs. Utah, 6-0
  • Threw six no-hit innings in his start at Pepperdine
Junior Year 2017

  • Wins came in relief vs. Northern Colorado with six strikeouts and vs. Saint Mary's College in a 7-6 victory
  • Got a save vs. Pepperdine in 9-4 victory, vs. San Francisco in 8-5 victory and in WCC Tournament vs. LMU
  • WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll
Senior Year 2019

  • Had three appearances on the season, going 4.0 innings with three strikeouts
  • In game two of the Lamar series, went 2.0 IP with two strikeouts and one hit allowed
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2018

Medical Redshirt Year 2018

  • Made three appearances without recording a run, earning one win, two saves and seven strikeouts before being sidelined due to injury
  • Saves came in season-opening series against CSUN with the win at Hawaii