Roughriders Split with Gauchos
The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon with Glendale Community College, 13-2 and 3-5. YC is now 13-9 in the ACCAC race and 19-13 on the year. Glendale is 11-11 on the year and in the conference.
In the first game, Yavapai us an 11-run explosion in the fifth inning to lift the Rider nine to the run-rule shortened victory.
Glendale opened up the scoring on the day with a lone run in their half of the first inning. The Roughriders took the lead in the third inning on a run scoring single by Nicole Matta. Later that inning Matta scored on a sacrifice fly by Lynea Klemmedson.
In the decisive fifth inning, YC scored on an RBI single by Sarah Ingegneri, an RBI single by Klemmedson, a sacrifice fly by Andrea Canela, a two-run single by Shelby Burke, a walk by Matta, an RBI single by Jocilynn Ellis, an RBI single by Klemmedson, a passed ball, and a sacrifice fly by Sydney Forray.
Matta racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Riders and Klemmedson was 2 for 4 with 3 runs knocked in.
In the second game, YC tied the score at 3 in their half of the sixth inning only to give up two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Yavapai was unable to muster a comeback in the top of the seventh, losing 5-3.
Forray had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. She doubled in the second inning and homered in the fourth inning. Ingegneri was 2 for 3 with a run scored.
Saria Camacho took the loss for Yavapai College Softball. She lasted just one inning, walked one, struck out one, and allowed two runs.
YC returns home for a conference twinbill on Saturday, March 14th entertaining South Mountain Community College. Last month, both teams split a doubleheader with YC winning the first game 2-0 and the Cougars winning the nightcap, 3-2. Saturday’s game will begin at 12:00 PM at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.