Softball Takes Split In Openers
The #1 ranked Roughrider softball team split the season opener Friday afternoon in Las Vegas dropping the first game to #13 Salt Lake City Community College, 14-3 and winning in the second over Western Nevada, 12-2.
In the opener Audrey Workman and Christina Hagberg took the mound surrendering 11 hits and 7 earned runs between the two. From the plate, Molly Brossart was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Danielle Muniz and Emily Cooper were each 1 for 3 and Ashley Snedeker was 0 for 1 with 2 walks and a run scored.
The Roughriders bounced back in the nightcap with 12 runs. Alex Landon and Krystal Palmer were solid from the mound allowing only 2 earned runs and 3 hits. Brossart was 2 for 3 with a homerun and 4 RBI’s. Muniz was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Chelsea Pineda was 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI’s. Landon was 2 for 3 with a double. and Vanessa House and Cooper each added one hit a piece.
Head Coach Stacy Iveson said, ” First game we came out back on our heels. We were playing tentatively, and it showed. Salt Lake is a good team, but we can play with them when we are being aggressive. We did a good job of coming back in the second of game. Overall I thought we had a good approach at the plate. Our pitching staff needs to do a better job managing counts and working ahead of batters.”
Yavapai returns to the diamond on Saturday, January 30th at 10:00 AM against #20 College of Southern Idaho and at 2:00 PM against Chipola College.