Baseball Beats The Cougars
The #9 ranked Roughrider baseball team swept a conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon over second place South Mountain Community College (15-7, 8-4) in Phoenix, 6-4 and 10-5. The Roughriders improve to 17-7 overall and 11-1 in the ACCAC. YC has now won 16 of their last 17 games.
In both games Thursday, YC came from behind to claim victories. In the opener, Cam Schiller got the game winning hit in the top of the 7th inning with a double that fetched home two runs breaking a 4-4 tie. Dustin Hobbs got the victory from the mound pitching six innings. Pulama Silva got his 8th save of the season striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Roughriders failed to get a hit through six innings in the nightcap but erupted for 10 runs in the final three innings to overcome the Cougars. Tony Vocca got the victory in two-thirds of an inning pitched. Silva threw the final two innings to get his team leading 9th save.
Schiller was 3 for 7 on the day with a double, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Cam Brown was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored. Ty Forney was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Vocca was 2 for 5 with 2 runs knocked in.
Yavapai travels to Coolidge on Saturday, March 13th to face the Vaqueros from Central Arizona College (16-7, 10-2). This will be the first time these two teams have met since last season in the NJCAA Region I Division I Playoffs. The doubleheader will start at 12:00 PM.