Roughriders Sweep Vaqueros at Home
The Roughrider baseball team recorded an important doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon at Roughider Park over fellow Division I league foe, Central Arizona College, 13-12 and 16-6. YC improves their conference record to 3-3 and their overall record to 12-4. Central Arizona falls to 1-5 the ACCAC standings and 8-6 on the season.
In the opener, the lead change hand 5 times in the seven-inning game. Both teams had seven-run innings with the Roughrider getting their seven runs in the sixth inning to secure the victory. Both teams combined for 25 hits including 10 extra hits.
For the Roughriders, five players had two hits a piece with Marco Jaime leading the way going 2 for 4 with a bases clearing triple.
Michael Laudick threw 0.2 innings to get the victory and Nicko Orega threw the final inning to get the save.
The offense for the Roughrider nine continued in the nightcap knocking 17 hits including four home runs. Andrew Hermanson was 4 for 5 with 5 runs batted in. Alexis Olmeda was 2 for 4 with a grand slam and five RBI’s. Alexis Cruz was 3 for 4 with two home runs.
Chandler Eden threw four innings for the victory.
YC continues conference action on Tuesday, February 24th at Eastern Arizona College. The twin bill will begin at 12:00 PM