Baseball Sweeps Twinbill
The Roughrider baseball squad swept a home doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon over Thompson Rivers University, Canada 3-1 and 11-3. Yavapai improves their overall record to 6-6 and have won five in a row.
Dustin Hobbs got his team-leading third win on the season throwing 4 innings and allowin 0 earned runs. Parker Markel pitched two and two-thirds innings surrendering 1 earned run and Pulama Silva shut the door striking out the only batter he faced for his third save on the year. Offensively, DeMarcus Tidwell and Cam Brown collected two hits and Devon Zenn had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.
In the second game, Riley Welch got the victory from the mound as YC used a slew of pitchers (Alex Miranda, 2 innings; Gaige McKeon, 1 inning; Tony Vocca, 2 innings; Joseph Hollowell, 1 inning; and Pulama Silva, 1 inning). Andrew Darwin was 3 for 4 from the dish with an RBI. Ashton McCoy was 2 for 4 with a home run, 4 RBI’s and 2 runs and James Cloud was 2 for 5.
YC begins conference play on Saturday, February 20th at Arizona Western College. The Roughriders were 2-2 against the Matadors a year ago. The first pitch will be thrown at 12:00 PM.