Seven Baseball Players Honored
After finishing the regular season as ACCAC champions for the fourth time in five years, members of the #2 ranked Roughrider baseball team were honored with post-season conference awards Saturday as voted on by the league coaches.
Pitcher Merrill Kelly, catcher Dominic Piazza and infielder Brett Sowers were named 1st Team All-ACCAC and 1st Team NJCAA All-Region I Division I. Pitcher Rick Anton, infielder Cam Schiller, outfielder Bobby Rinard and utility player Kirby Yates were voted to the 2nd team All-Conference and 2nd Team All-Region.
Yavapai begins the regional play-offs on Thursday entertaining Cochise College in a best of three-game series. During the regular season the Roughriders and the Apaches met three times with Yavapai winning each outing. Thursday and Friday’s single games will begin at 2:00 pm at Roughrider Park. If necessary, 12:00 PM will be the start time for Saturday’s game.