Softball Ranked #13
Splits twinbill with Clackamas, OR
On the heals of their first NJCAA National Ranking, the Roughrider softball team split a non-conference afternoon doubleheader yesterday at Roughrider Park with Clackamas Community College, OR 8-11 and 5-4. YC is now 34-9 overall and 15-3 in ACCAC play.
Britinie Hardine took the loss in the opening game and Jenna Rodriguez and Jessie Wooten hit home runs to provide the offense. Rodriguez relieved starting pitcher Jessie Pretzer in the sixth inning to hold the Cougars scoreless to record her 20th win on the season. Aly Rhodes and Aubrianna Chiquette each had two hits.
A week ago, YC did not receive one vote in the NJCAA Division I National Poll. Seven days later the Roughriders are at #13 to record their first ever national ranking. Yavapai is one of four ACCAC teams named in the DI poll. Phoenix College, on the Division II side, is the #1 ranked team with Mesa Community College holding the #11 spot.
Yavapai travels to Tucson to face #18 Pima Community College on Saturday, March 29th. The noon doubleheader will be played on the campus of PCC.
NJCAA Division I Softball Poll
- Eastern Arizona College (36-6)
- Santa Fe Community College (34-2-1)
- Chattanooga State Technical Community College (34-7)
- Chipola College (28-6)
- Indian River Community College (32-8)
- Gulf Coast Community College (27-6)
- Salt Lake Community College (22-6)
- Galveston College (25-3)
- Crowder College (24-3)
- Manatee Community College (28-5)
- College of Southern Idaho (29-10)
- Butler Community College – Kansas (19-4)
- Yavapai College (34-9)
- Central Arizona College (43-5)
- Blinn College (22-7)
- Iowa Western Community College (18-4)
- McLennan Community College (19-10)
- Pima Community College (28-8)