Roughriders Split with Gauchos While Scoring 16 Runs
The Roughrider baseball team split a conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon against Glendale Community College in Glendale. Yavapai rolled in the first game, 12-1 and stumbled in the nightcap, 4-3. The Green and Gold are now 31-9 overall and 15-7 in ACCAC play. Glendale is 14-25 on the year and 8-18 in the league standings.
In the opener, YC had a seven-run explosion in the first inning that hoisted them to the 12-1 run-rule shortened victory.
Yavapai scored in the first on an error, a two-run double by Andrew Hermanson, an RBI double by Brock Hartley, an RBI single by Marco Jaime, an RBI single by Luke Doyle, and an RBI single by Willie Calhoun.
Calhoun racked up four RBIs on two hits including his 15th home run of the season. Doyle was a perfect 3 for 3 from the plate and Hartley was also perfect going 2 for2.
Degan Harte recorded the win for the Roughriders. He allowed one run over five innings. Harte struck out five, walked none and gave up seven hits.
Reza Aleaziz was charged with the loss. He lasted just six innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed three runs.
Yavapai jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the third. The threat began with a single by Doyle. YC added more runs when John King scored on an RBI single by Doyle.
Glendale posted two runs in the fourth and one run in the fifth and one more in the seventh.
One run in the top of the ninth helped YC close its deficit to 4-3, but the rally stopped there.
Yavapai returns to the diamond on Saturday, April 4th when they entertain the Division II #2 ranked Mesa Community College Thunderbirds. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM.