Rinard and Kelly Honored
For their efforts last week, Yavapai baseball players Bobby Rinard and Merrill Kelly were named ACCAC Division 1 Batter of the Week and ACCAC Division 1 Pitcher of the Week respectively. Kelly shares the honor with Todd Sepulveda from Arizona Western College. The Roughriders are at the top of the conference standings with a 12-2 league mark.
Rinard, a South Bend, IN native, hit a whopping .500 (9-18) in four wins last week with 4 RBI’s and two doubles. On the season, Rinard is hitting .400 (14th in the ACCAC). He leads the league with 40 total hits, 24 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He has also swiped nine bases.
On Saturday, Kelly threw a 5 hit shutout over then league leading Central Arizona College. For the season, the right-hander is tops in the league with a 0.64 ERA. The Scottsdale native, is a perfect 4-0 on the season with 40 strikeouts in 42 innings pitched.
The Roughriders return to the diamond on Sunday, March 15th with a doubleheader against Illinois Central College at Roughrider Park in Prescott.