Baseball Splits Openers
The Roughrider baseball team opened up the 2010 season against Salt Lake City Community College Friday afternoon in Las Vegas. YC split the doubleheader winning the first game 10-3 and dropping the second game 14-4.
In the opener, Dustin Hobbs got the ball and pitched a gem to record the first win of the season. The Las Vegas native threw five innings, allowing one hit, 0 earned runs and struck out seven. DeMarcus Tidwell had a perfect day from the plate going 4 for 4 with a triple, a double and two singles, scoring 3 runs and knocking in 3. Tony Vocca was 2 for 5 with a double and John Jones was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI.
In the nightcap, Riley Welch took the loss throwing three innings, giving up 5 earned runs, 4 walks and 8 hits. Parker Markel threw three and a third innings surrendering 2 walks and 2 earned runs while striking out 2. From the plate, Tidwell continued his perfection going 3 for 3 with a run scored. Cam Schiller was 2 for 4 with two RBI’s and Devon Zenn was 1 for 1 with a run scored.
The Roughriders return to the diamond on Saturday, January 30th facing the NJCAA pre-season #1 ranked team in the nation, Community College of Southern Nevada. YC is ranked #11. Tyler Bremer and Casey Upperman will take the hill in the doubleheader. The games will start at 12:00 PM.