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Roughrider Softball Team Takes 4th Place at Nationals

21 May 2016   Brad Clifford
Roughrider Ladies claim 4th place at Nationals.

The Roughrider softball team’s season came to abrupt halt Saturday after a Cinderella run through the post-season. Having to play three games on Saturday, Yavapai fell short in the run for their third national title.  Yavapai concludes the 2016 season with a 50-17 overall record, an NJCAA Division I Region I Championship and a fourth place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament.

Yavapai began the day with a 7-4 loss to Butler Community College, KS forcing the Riders to play an elimination game against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Yavapai was strong coming away with a 7-3 victory advancing them into the Final Four and a semi-final game with Salt Lake Community College Friday evening.

The three games took their toll as the Green and Gold fell to the Bruins, 8-3 to close the door on their exceptional season.