Baseball Grounds Thunderbirds
The #7 ranked Roughrider baseball team swept a doubleheader from Mesa Community College Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park 6-1 and 10-3. YC improves to 24-10 overall and 14-2 in the ACCAC. Mesa falls to 19-12 overall and 9-7 in conference play.
In the opener, Dustin Hobbs got his league leading 8th victory of the season in six innings pitched. The Las Vegas native allowed six hits and struck out 3 Thunderbird hitters. Offensively, Ethan Leiter was perfect from the plate going 3 for 3 with a double and 2 runs batted in. James Dykstra and Cam Schiller were each 2 for 3.
Alex Miranda (4-1) got the victory in the second game with 7 strikeouts and 0 earned runs. Cam Brown improved his team leading batting average by going 3 for 3 with a home run, a double, 2 runs scored and 3 runs batted in. Dykstra added three more hits on the day with a home run, a double, 3 runs scored and 2 runs knocked in. DeMarcus Tidwell was 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI’s.
Sky Smeltzer’s crew returns to the diamond on Saturday, March 27th at Chandler/Gilbert Community College (20-9, 11-5). The Coyotes swept Pima Community College on Tuesday, 3-1 and 12-5. The first pitch will be at 12:00 PM.