Softball Returns Home with a Split Against Vaqueras
The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader with ACCAC nemesis, Central Arizona College Saturday afternoon in Casa Grande. YC dropped the first game 9-5 and won the second Game 8-1. YC is now 22-20 on the year and 16-16 in ACCAC action. Central Arizona boasts a 15-24 overall record and 13-17 in conference play.
Yavapai lost 9-5 in seven innings in the opener, despite outhitting Central Arizona College 11 to 10.
Sarah Ingegneri racked up two RBIs on two hits for Yavapai College Softball. She doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.
Samantha Blair ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She allowed eight runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked one and struck out two.
Yavapai jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Yavapai College Softball got things going when Jocilynn Ellis singled. Lynea Klemmedson singled, plating Nicole Matta. The scoreboard lit up again for the green and gold when Ellis scored on an error.
Shelby Burke, Forray, Klemmedson and Ingegneri each had two hits.
In the second game, Yavapai scored three runs in the sixth on a single by Klemmedson, an RBI single by Andrea Canela, and an RBI single by Jessica Mesa.
Mesa racked up four RBIs on three hits for Yavapai College Softball.
Saria Camacho was a workhorse in the circle while bagging the win for ladies. Camacho allowed no earned runs, five hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings of work.
Yavapai never trailed after scoring one run in the third on an RBI single by Burke.
Yavapai College Softball matched its two-run fourth inning with two more in the fifth. In the fourth, the Riders scored on a two-run home run by Mesa, scoring Canela.
Yavapai returns to the home diamond on Tuesday, March 31st playing host to Eastern Arizona College. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.