Baseball Sweeps Up
The Roughrider baseball team finished off a two-day sweep of the Runnin’Lopes from Lamar Community College Saturday afternoon, 5-4 and 3-2. Yavapai is now 4-0 on the young season and Lamar falls to 0-4.
In the opener, the visitors took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning. Yavapai scored a lone run in their half of the frame and exploded for 4 more runs in the sixth. Robert Orozco pitched one inning to garner the victory and Miguel Silva shut the door in the seventh to get the save. Josh Anderson was 2 for 3 from the dish and Tony Piazza was 1 for 2 with 2 runs batted in.
In the nightcap, YC scored single runs in the 2nd, 4th and 5th innings. Lamar plated lone runners in the 3rd and the 7th. Zak Miller threw 4 innings surrendering six hits while striking out 7 to get the win and Silva got his fourth save of the series pitching the final two outs of the game. Offensively, Jonathan Rodriguez was 2 for 3 and Dean Friedberg was perfect from the plate going 2 for 2 with a run knocked in.
Yavapai returns to the diamond on Tuesday, February 8th entertaining the College of Eastern Utah. The twinbill will begin at 12:00 PM.