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Roughrider Softball Team Starts Off Hot!

30 January 2016   Brad Clifford
It took just one day for the Roughrider Softball Team to make a statement in the world of college softball. 

The unranked Roughrider softball team knocked off a pair of ranked teams Friday in their opening day of the 2016 season.

YC began the day with an 11-1 victory over El Paso Community College and then knocked off #5 Salt Lake Community College, 4-3 in eight innings. Immediately following that game, Yavapai beat #18 College of Southern Idaho, 7-1.

Dustie Durham got the victory in the first game, Amy Robinson went the distance in the second game and Durham got her second victory of the day in the third game and Robinson got the save.

Against Salt Lake, Sydney Forray had the big blow with a two-run HR in the opening frame.

Lynae Klemmedson popped her second three-run homer of the day in the sixth inning to create some distance in the score.

The Green and Gold retun to the diamond Saturday morning against Western Nevada College* and finishes the tournament against Snow College and Colorado Northwest Community College.

The Roughrider baseball team won their opener against Colorado Northwestern 5-2 and fell to the host team, College of Southern Nevada, 4-2.

YC resumes play on Friday against Salt Lake Community College and College of Southern Idaho.


*The game against Western Nevada College was challenging, but in the end, the Roughriders notched an 8-7 win. Here’s the report from the field:

An outstanding effort by Dustie Durham led the Roughrider Softball to an 8-7 win in eight innings over Western Nevada College on Saturday morning.

Durham blasted two home runs for YC. Durham went 2-3 in the game with four RBIs and two runs scored. Durham homered in the first and second innings.

The Green and Gold hit three home runs in the win. Home runs for Yavapai came when Durham homered in the first and second innings and Andrea Sotelo homered in the fourth inning. 

Amy Robinson recorded the win for the Riders. She allowed two runs over 3 2/3 innings. She struck out three, walked one and surrendered three hits.

In the bottom of the first, Yavapai grabbed the early lead, 5-0. After Jocilyn Ellis singled, Durham homered, plating Ellis and Andrea Sotelo. The scoreboard lit up again for YC when Forray and Pena scored on a two-run single by Nicole Matta

Western Nevada pushed across one run in both the second inning and the fourth. In the second, Western Nevada College scored on a solo home run by Talia.

Yavapai quickly matched Western Nevada College's strong inning with a one-run inning of its own in the second. YC scored on a solo home run by Durham.