Baseball Hosts Championship Series
The #11 ranked Roughrider baseball team plays host to the Central Arizona College Vaqueros Thursday, Friday and, if necessary, Saturday in the NJCAA Region I Division I Championship Series.
The team that wins 2 of the 3 games will play host to the NJCAA West District Finals and the chance to advance to the National Tournament.
Winner advances to District Finals
In the opening round of the playoffs last weekend, the #1 seeded Roughriders knocked of the #4 seed Cochise College in two games, 6-5 and 9-4. The #3 seeded Vaqueros upset the #2 seed South Mountain Community College, 5-4 and 10-2. In four meetings during the regular season, YC won 3 games and CAC won 1.
The probable starting pitchers for game one will be Rick Anton (13-3) for Yavapai, the league and national leader in wins, and Josh Spence (11-2) for CAC, the conference player of the year and strike out leader in the ACCAC. Both hurlers are ranked in the top five nationally for ERA’s (earned run average).
The series will be played as follows:
- Thursday, May 8, 2008 – 2:00 PM
- Friday, May 9, 2008 – 2:00 PM
- Saturday, May 10, 2008 – 12:00 PM (if necessary)
All games will be played at Roughrider Park on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott.