Yavapai Blasts 14 Runs in 2 Games
The Roughrider baseball team split a pair of games Friday afternoon at the Coyote Slugout in Henderson, Nevada. YC fell to Salt Lake Community College, 4-2 in the opener and whipped Okanagan University in the nightcap, 12-4. YC is now 4-4 on the season.
In the first game, Joseph Romero threw six scoreless innings, but it wasn’t enough to carry Roughriders to a win on Friday, as YC fell to Salt Lake 4-2.
Yavapai jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third and added another run in the bottom of the fourth. Salt Lake got on the board in their half of the seventh and scored the game winners in the top of the ninth. In the bottom of the ninth, Nikko Delgado singled and Nate Easley walked. Christian Maggi moved the runners to scoring position with a sacrifice bunt, however, the runners were stranded as Salt Lake struck out the final two batters to gain the victory.
In the second game, Yavapai jumped out to an early lead on Okanagan and captured a 12-4 victory against Okanagan University.
With five runs in the first three innings, YC left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
An RBI double by Michael Hicks during the second inning fueled the Riders offense early.
Dylan Enwiller had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the second and fifth innings and singled in the sixth inning.
The Green and Gold built upon its lead with four runs in the third. A single by Ramsey Romano ignited the offense, plating Delgado.
After Okanagan scored three runs in the fourth, the Riders increased its lead with two runs in the fourth. Rashaan Kuhaulua homered to start the inning. That was followed up by Maggi’s single, bringing home Easley.
Yavapai College Roughriders Varsity scored one run of its own in the fifth. Yavapai College Roughriders Varsity scored on a wild pitch.
The Roughriders added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Enwiller kicked things off with a single, plating Romano. That was followed up by Brock Ephan’s single, bringing home Maggi and Enwiller.
YC continues tourney play on Saturday as they play Prairie Baseball Academy and College of Southern Nevada.