Softball Splits Doubleheader with Scottsdale
The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon with Scottsdale Community College. YC dropped the first game 14-11 and bounced back in the nightcap winning 9-4. Yavapai’s record now stands at 27-27 and 21-23 in the conference standings. Scottsdale is 21-30-1 overall and 17-25 in the ACCAC.
In the opener, Yavapai held a comfortable seven-run lead in the third inning, but a big comeback by Scottsdale ended the Rider’s hopes in the 14-11 loss.
Jocilynn Ellis put herself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Yavapai College Softball. She doubled in the second inning, tripled in the third inning, and singled in the fifth inning.
Savanna Velasquez was the game’s losing pitcher. She lasted just one inning, walked three, struck out one, and allowed four runs.
The Green and Gold jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Yavapai’s rally started when Nicole Matta singled. An error then moved Matta from first to second. Lynea Klemmedson singled, scoring Matta. The scoreboard lit up again for YC when Forray scored on an RBI single by Shelby Burke.
Scottsdale Community College scored four runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with four more in the sixth.
YC pushed one run across in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth. In the fourth, the Roughriders scored on an RBI single by Andrea Canela, scoring Jessica Mesa.
Scottsdale responded with five runs in the fifth to secure the victory.
Lynea Klemmedson was 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and three RBI’s. Ellis was 3 for 4 with a double, a run batted in and two runs scored. Matta was 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Sarah Ingegneri was 2 for 5 with a home run and three runs batted in. Shelby Burke was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs knocked in.
In the second game, jumped out to a four run lead in the fifth inning. However, Scottsdale scored three runs in the sixth to tighten the margin. Sarai Camacho shut the door in the seventh to earn the win. She allowed four runs over seven innings. Camacho struck out two, walked none and gave up eight hits.
Sarah Ingegneri racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Riders. She singled in the third inning and homered in the fifth inning.
Burke was 1 for 3 with a home run.
YC returns home for their final games of the 2015 season beginning on Tuesday, April 21st when they host Mesa Community College. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM. The final doubleheader of the year will be Saturday, April 25th against Glendale Community College. The games will have a rare 5:00 PM start. Both twinbills will be played at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.