`Chokes Choke Roughriders
The Roughrider baseball team fell Thursday afternoon to the visiting Artichokes from Scottsdale Community College (23-12, 10-7) 10-8 in a single ACCAC game. YC is now 24-12 overall and 15-5 in the conference standings.
Yavapai held a commanding 7-3 lead going into the seventh inning. The visitors cut the lead to one, 8-7, in the bottom of the eighth inning and took the lead for good notching three more runs in the top of the ninth capped off by a two-run home run. Yavapai closed out the game with a whimper going three up, three down.
Tim Arakawa was a double away from hitting for the cycle. The native Hawaiian was 3 for 4 with a single, triple and home run. Kyle Young and Ryan Wagner each had 2 hits a piece.
Conference play continues on Saturday, March 31st with the Riders hosting Chandler/Gilbert Community College. Yavapai beat the Coyotes in a single game in February, 9-6. Saturday’s doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM.