Yavapai Softball Earns Tough Split at Home
The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader against conference powerhouse Pima Community College and snapped their six-game losing streak in the process. Pima won the first game 3-1 and YC bounced back with a 4-2 victory in the nightcap. Yavapai is no 21-19 overall and 15-15 in conference action.
In the opener, Samantha Blair was a workhorse on the rubber for the Riders. Blair allowed three earned runs, five hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings of work, but unfortunately, Blair was charged with the loss.
The home team scored its only run of the game on a groundout by Sarah Ingegneri in the first inning.
The lead stayed with Pima after the third, when it scored one run on a groundout.
Jocilynn Ellis was 2 for 3 for the Roughriders.
Both teams had scoring chances in the nightcap, but it was YC that was able to capitalize on them as it pulled out a 4-2 win at Roughrider Park.
Although Pima out-hit the Riders seven to six, the Aztecs stranded six runners on base.
Sarah Ingegneri paced Yavapai College Softball at the plate. Ingegneri went 1 for 3, drove in one and scored one run. She homered in the second inning.
Saria Camacho got the win for Yavapai College Softball. She allowed two runs over five innings. Camacho struck out two, walked two and gave up four hits.
The top of the second saw Pima take an early lead, 1-0, but YC survived Pima’s surge and put up one run of its own in the second. Yavapai College Softball scored on a solo home run by Ingegneri. The Roughriders went up for good in the fifth, scoring two runs on two singles.
After a quick strike from Pima, Yavapai responded with one run in the sixth scoring on an RBI triple by Jessica Mesa.
Nicole Matta led the offensive attack going 2 for 3.
YC plays at Central Arizona College on Saturday, March 28th. Both team split a doubleheader in Prescott earlier in the season with YC winning the first game, 5-2 and CAC winning the second game 11-6. Saturday’s doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM.