Roughriders Dominate Geckos
The Roughrider softball team erupted for 33 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Gateway Community College Saturday afternoon at Bill Valley Field. Yavapai pitching surrendered 0 runs with Dustie Durham throwing a no-hitter in the nightcap. Yavapai improves their overall record to 10-6 and their conference mark to 5-5.
In the opener, YC jumped out to an early lead capturing the 9-0 victory.
The lady Riders left no doubt about the eventual outcome with nine runs in the first three innings. An RBI single by Andrea Sotelo, an RBI single by Lindsey Smith, an RBI single by Savana Ramirez, a fielder’s choice, and a two-run double by Mikayla Newham in the first inning and a two-run home run by Andrea Sotelo during the second inning supplied the early offense.
Andrea Sotelo racked up three RBIs on two hits.
Amy Robinson kept Gateway off the scoreboard for all five innings she was on the rubber. She pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on four hits while ringing up seven.
Dustie Durham was untouchable in the second, throwing a no-hitter in Yavapai‘s 24-0 victory.
No opponent batter was able to locate Durham’s pitches during the game. Durham threw a no-hitter, striking out two batters and walking one while recording her momentous feat.
The Roughrider bats came to life in the first inning. In the inning YC scored 13 runs. They scored in the first on a two-run home run by Durham, a solo home run by Sydney Forray, a home run by Nicole Matta, an RBI single by Mayhina Chong, a walk by Forray, and a home run by Andrea Sotelo.
Yavapai easily handled the Gateway pitching as seven hitters combined for 12 hits, 18 RBIs and 19 runs scored.
Additional home runs for the Green and Gold came when Sarah Ingegneri homered in the third inning.
The softballers built upon its lead with eight runs in the third. Jessica Mesa doubled, scoring Andrea Sotelo and Forray to start the inning. That was followed up by Matta’s double, plating Mesa. They piled on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Chong started the inning with a single, bringing home Matta.
Yavapai continues conference play on Tuesday, February 23rd at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The first pitch will be thrown at 1:00 PM.