Baseball Advances To Title Series
The Roughrider baseball team came back from the brink of elimination to win the best of three series against South Mountain Community College Saturday afternoon with a 13-6 victory in Phoenix. YC is now 36-23 overall and moves to the NJCAA Region I Division I Finals on May 12-14, 2011.
In the first inning, YC scored two runs and added three more before the opponent got on the board. With the score 6-4 going into the seventh frame, Yavapai erupted for five runs to put the game out of reach and their fourth straight trip to the finals.
Zak Miller got the victory scattering five hits and striking out three. Josh Anderson and Tony Piazza each had four hits and Nolan Clark added three base knocks.
The championship series begins on Thursday, May 12th against Central Arizona College. The Vaqueros beat Pima Community College in straight games, 4-1 and 8-0 to earn the title berth. In four meetings this season, each team won twice on each other’s field. The first game will start at 2:00 PM in Coolidge.