Roughriders Fall to Vaqueras
The Roughrider softball team dropped a league doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Casa Grande, 6-5 and 6-4. YC falls to 7-3 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
In the opener, the Riders lost 6-5 in seven innings, despite outhitting Central Arizona College 11 to eight.
Mikayla Newham reached base two times in the game for Yavapai College Roughriders Softball. She scored two runs and had one RBI. She tripled in the third inning.
Amy Robinson couldn’t get it done on the rubber for the Roughriders, taking her first loss of the season. She allowed six runs in six innings, walked none and struck out six.
Central Arizona College never trailed after scoring four runs in the first. The Vaqueras got one-run rallies in the second inning and the third.
YC scored two runs in the top of the third to cut its deficit to three. An RBI triple by Newham and an RBI double by Jocilyn Ellis set off the Green and Gold rally.
Three runs in the top of the fifth helped the Riders close its deficit to 6-5. A three-run home run by Andrea Sotelo fueled the comeback.
In the nightcap, YC jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 6-4.
Central Arizona College took the lead in the sixth inning on a two-run single by Johnson.
Dustie Durham couldn’t get it done on the rubber for Yavapai College Roughriders Softball, taking a loss. She allowed six runs in 5 2/3 innings, walked two and struck out three.
The Roughriders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The threat began with a single by Andrea Sotelo. A single by Durham then moved Andrea Sotelo from first to third. Karissa Pena singled, scoring Andrea Sotelo.
It didn’t take long for Central Arizona College to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the first.
The game was never in doubt after the sixth, as Central Arizona College scored three runs on two singles.