Baseball Sweeps Cougars
The #7 ranked Roughrider baseball team swept a doubleheader Thursday afternoon against Illinois Central College at Roughrider Park, 16-5 and 6-4. Yavapai improves to 22-10 and the Cougars fall to 5-14 on the season.
Gaige McKeon got his first victory of the year in the opener after taking over for Tyler Bremer in the 5th inning. The Bagdad native scattered 3 hits in 3 scoreless innings. Cam Schiller was a perfect 3 for 3 from the dish with 3 runs scored and 2 doubles. Ethan Leiter was also 3 for 3 with a double, 3 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
In the nightcap, Casey Upperman battled through 5 innings to get his third victory of the season. Pulama Silva pitched the final two outs of the game to get his 12th save on the year. Ty Forney was 3 for 4 from the plate with 2 doubles, a triple, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. DeMarcus Tidwell was 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and one run scored.
Yavapai returns to conference play on Tuesday, March 23rd hosting Mesa Community College. The games will start at 12:00 PM at Roughrider Park in Prescott.