Yavapai Baseball Increases Lead
The Roughrider baseball team increased their lead in the ACCAC with a doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon at Roughrider Park in Prescott. YC beat the second place Matadors from Arizona Western College, 3-2 and 2-1. Yavapai is now 13-7 overall, 9-1 in the ACCAC and winners of 13 of their last 16 outings. AWC falls to 14-10 on the season and 6-4 in the ACCAC.
In the opener, it took the Roughriders extra innings but they outlasted AZ Western after five lead changes. In the eighth inning, Aaron Blair singled home Jordan Negrini to break a 2-2 tie and record their 8th conference win.
Matt Smith won his fifth game pitching the complete game.
In the nightcap with the game tied at 1, Negrini hit and infield single that advanced Tyler Urps to third and scored on a throwing error.
Ryan Petersen pitched a gem to get the win and Blair Goldsack got the save.
Yavapai returns to the diamond on Tuesday at Pima Community College. The doubleheader will start at 12:00 PM.