Yavapai Splits With Cougars
YC owns tiebreaker over SMCC
The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader in Phoenix on Saturday with South Mountain Community College, 0-5 and 14-8. With the split, YC owns the tiebreaker over the third place Cougars winning the season series 3-1.
Yavapai is now 31-12-1 overall and 21-5 in ACCAC action.
Kirby Yates was the losing pitcher in the first game giving up eight hits and five earned runs in four innings of work. Yavapai only managed six hits on the day and Dominic Piazza had two of them.
In the nightcap, Rick Anton (9-3) came on in relief to gather his ninth victory on the year. Piazza continued his torrid day at the plate going 3 for 5 with four runs batted in. Kole Calhoun was 3 for 4 with five runs scored and Erik Knutson was 3 for 6 with three RBI’s.
YC entertains the Matadors from Arizona Western College on Tuesday, April 8th. In their prior meeting on the year in Yuma, the Roughriders swept AWC, 3-0 and 4-3. On Tuesday, the first pitch will be thrown at 12:00 PM at Roughrider Park.