Baseball Edges Gila Monsters
The #20 ranked Roughrider baseball team outlasted the Gila Monsters from Eastern Arizona College Friday afternoon in Thatcher 6-5. YC is now 15-8 overall and 6-3 in ACCAC action. EAC falls to 6-9 on the season and 4-7 in the conference standings.
Andrew Walter (2-1) got the victory throwing six innings and recording five strikeouts. Despite giving up a run in the ninth, Miguel Silva got his NJCAA leading eighth save of the year.
At the end of the first inning, YC was down 3-1, but battled back in their half of the fifth inning to take the lead for good and added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh.
Jonathan Rodriguez had the hot bat for the day going 2 for 5 with a home run (4), two runs batted in and two runs scored. Nolan Clark and Albert Alvarez each had two hits and an RBI.
YC concludes the two-game series on Saturday. The first pitch will be thrown at 12:00 PM. Yavapai will be at home on Wednesday, March 9th for a single game against Scottsdale Community College.