Roughriders Grab 2 Wins From Thunderbirds
The Roughrider softball team swept a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader over Mesa Community College, 3-2 and 6-4. The Roughriders are now, 29-27 overall and 23-23 in ACCAC action. MCC falls to 23-31 on the year and 18-30 in the conference standings.
In the opener, both teams were held scoreless through the first three innings. YC broke the ice in their half of the fourth with a lone run. Mesa responded with a tying run in the top of the fifth. The Roughriders scored two in their half of the fifth and was able to hold the Thunderbirds off for the victory.
Jocilyn Ellis was 2 for 3 for the Rider offense. Jessica Mesa went 1 for 3 homering in the fourth inning.
Saria Camacho got it done from the circle on the way to a win. She allowed one run over six innings. She struck out two, walked none and surrendered eight hits.
In the nightcap, YC used some late game heroics to give the home team the come from behind victory. Ashlea Tomlinson drove in the winning run to give YC the lead in the sixth inning, and the Rider hung on to beat the Thunderbirds 6-4.
Jessica Mesa singled to get on base in the sixth. She then went from first to second on a groundout by Andrea Canela.
Tomlinson reached base two times. She scored two runs and had one RBI.
Mesa racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Green and Gold. She homered in the second inning and singled in the sixth inning.
Savanna Velasquez picked up the win for Yavapai. Velasquez allowed two earned runs, four hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings of work.
The top of the first saw MCC take an early lead, 2-0 and they extended the lead with two more in second inning. YC posted three runs in the bottom of the third inning and tied the game in the fifth.
Lynea Klemmedson was a perfect 2 for 2.
Yavapai concludes their season on Saturday, April 25th in a rare evening doubleheader. YC hosts Glendale Community College at Bill Vallely Field beginning at 5:00 PM.