Rider Nine Slides By Gauchos
The Roughrider baseball team beat the Gauchos from Glendale Community College Friday afternoon in a single 9-inning game, 4-3 to extend their winning streak to 17. The YC record is 26 set in 2005. In two meetings this season, YC has beat Glendale by a total of 2 runs (1-0 in February). Yavapai is now 31-5 overall and 14-5 in ACCAC action. Glendale falls to 18-21 on the year and 7-14 in the conference standings.
YC built a 3-0 lead going into the 7th inning. After recording the first two outs of the frame, a costly error opened the door for the Gauchos. GCC scored once in the 7th inning and twice in the 8th to knot the game at 3. Yavapai scored the winning run in the 8th on a bases loaded walk. Brandon Matthews shut the door on the Gauchos in 9th to earn the victory.
Yavapai only managed 8 hits on the day with Humberto Aranda getting 3 of those 8.
These same two team tangle on Saturday at Glendale in a home-and-home series. The single 9-inning game will start at 12:00 PM.