Softball Survives First Day
Facing elimination on the first day, the top ranked Roughrider softball team used some late game heroics to avoid an early departure and remains alive in their hunt for a fourth consecutive berth to the NJCAA National Tournament.
In their first game of the day, Arizona Western College upset YC by a score of 6-1 forcing the Riders into an elimination game against Central Arizona College. Yavapai found themselves down 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning and erupted for four runs to seize control of the game and advance to Saturday by a score of 8-5.
YC will await the winner of the Pima/Arizona Western game on Saturday morning. The semi-final game will start at 11:00 AM with winner advancing to the championship game. Yavapai must win three games on Saturday to win the region and the trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.