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Roughrider Weekend on the Diamond

04 March 2018   Brad Clifford
Roughrider ladies swept their doubleheader, and the baseball team split with Arizona Western College. 

Softball

The Roughrider softball team swept an ACCAC doubleheader Saturday afternoon over the Coyotes from Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 6-0 and 12-2. Sophomore Jaydee Boursaw hit her eighth home run of the year giving her 40 for her career which sets the all-time Roughrider record for most home runs in a career. Yavapai improves to 19-6 overall and 13-3 in the ACCAC. Chandler-Gilbert falls to 6-10 on the year and in conference play.

In the first game, Jaya Allen dominated the circle throwing the complete game shutout while striking out 11 batters. The freshman right-hander has 105 strikeouts on the year.

In the 6th inning, Brianna Griffiths led the frame off with a solo home run, her 8th on the year. Guerra followed with a single and Boursaw knocked the history-making home run. YC added two more runs in the 7th inning to secure the victory.

Griffiths and Guerra each had two hits.

YC had 11 hits in the second game and 11 runs batted in led by Guerra and Katelyn Kubitschek with three hits each and 7 RBI’s between them. Mariah Kalamaras was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 1 run knocked in.

Santana Parra got the victory from the slab throwing 4.1 innings, scattering 4 hits and striking out 1.

The Roughrider return to the friendly confines of Bill Vallely Park on Tuesday, March 6th hosting Scottsdale Community College. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM.

Baseball

If you missed yesterday's game, here it is, courtesy of the Prescott Media Center:

The Roughrider baseball team did the splits with fellow DI conference foe, Arizona Western College, on Saturday winning the first game of a doubleheader in dramatic fashion, 8-6 and dropping the nightcap, 11-9.  Yavapai is now 9-12 on the year and 3-5 in conference action. Arizona Western has a 13-8 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the ACCAC.

With the Roughriders down 7-6 with two outs, YC rallied with a walk to Carlos Viera, a single by Over Torres and walk-off home run by Alex Isola. Viera and Isola each had 2 hits. Viera knocked his third HR of the year.

Darius Vines threw .2 innings for the victory.

In the second game, Yavapai opened up an early 5-0 lead only to see the opponent score 11 unanswered runs. YC attempted a comeback scoring 2 runs in the 5th inning on two walks, a single and two doubles. YC cut the lead in half in the eighth inning on back-to-back home runs from Torres and Isola.

Tommy Costello took the loss surrendering 8 runs 4 unearned. Jonathan Stroman threw 4.2 innings striking out 7 batters.

Yavapai travels to Tucson to play Pima Community College on Saturday, March 10th. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM.