Softball Upends 2007 NJCAA Runners-Up
Duarte hits walk-off grand slam
The Yavapai College softball team was supposed to have a home doubleheader today, however the weather did not cooperate and the home twinbill moved 100 miles south to Scottsdale Community College. Making the trip with them was the opponent, North Idaho College, the 2007 NJCAA Division I National Runners-up. YC put a hurt on the visiting Cardinals sweeping both games 7-3 and 9-1. The Roughriders improve to 4-0 on the young season.
Pitcher Jenna Rodriguez pitched a strong 7 innings to get her second victory on the season and Shaunte Duarte hit the game winning walk-off grand slam for head coach Stacy Iveson’s team. In the nightcap, Britinie Hardine allowed only 1 run to get her 2nd consecutive win of the year as the offense found its groove for 9 runs.
YC continues play tomorrow, January 31st in the Great Western Shootout at Arizona Western College in Yuma. The opponents will be Colorado Northwestern and College of Southern Idaho. On Friday, Yavapai will square off again with North Idaho and in a non-conference game with Chandler/Gilbert Community College. On the final day of the shootout, Snow College and College of Southern Nevada will face the Roughriders. YC does not return to the home diamond until Saturday, February 16th against Mesa Community College.