Riders Skirt Elimination
Facing the brink of elimination, the Roughrider baseball team erased a 2-run deficit to force a deciding game three Friday afternoon with a 6-4 victory over #21 South Mountain Community College.
Things looked bleak for the Riders going into the eighth inning down 4-2. However, YC rallied to score three runs and add an insurance run in the ninth to live to see another day.
Tony Vocca pitched 2.1 innings to get the victory and Miguel Silva got the final two outs to record the save. Offensively, Josh Anderson and Ashton McCoy each got three hits and Ethan Leiter and Dean Friedberg each added two hits a piece.
Both teams square off on Saturday with the winner earning a championship series berth and an automatic entry into the West District Finals. Saturday’s game will start at 12:00 PM.