Game Day Preview
Records: Yavapai (3-4 conference; 13-4 overall) beat Eastern Arizona in a single game on Tuesday, 8-4; Arizona Western (5-3 conference; 12-8 overall) swept an ACCAC doubleheader over South Mountain on Tuesday, 3-2 and 11-10.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 75-53 against the Matadors overall.
Last Meeting: Both teams split a doubleheader earlier this season at Grand Canyon University on February 10, with AWC winning the first game 3-0 and Yavapai taking the second game, 8-5.
The setting: The Roughriders are 3-4 on the road this season.
Players to watch: Yavapai — Luke Doyle (.458) and Nicko Ortega (0.00 ERA, 4 saves, 7 SO); Arizona Western – Nick Day (.353) and Thomas Shroder (3-0, 0.00 ERA, 29 SO).
Coaches: Yavapai — Ryan Cougill; Arizona Western – Drew Keehn.
Fun Facts: On April 3, 1976, the Roughriders played the Matadors in the first game ever at Roughrider Park. YC won the doubleheader, 19-11 and 13-9…This game will feature the ACCAC DI Player of the Week, Yavapai’s Luke Doyle, and the ACCAC DI Pitcher of the Week, Thomas Shroder from AWC, his second consecutive POW award.
GAME DAY FORECAST
? GAME TIME 12:00 PM
? DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE – 73
? EVENING LOW TEMPERATURE – 52
? FORECAST – Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy.