Roughriders Easily Handle the Coyotes
For the second consecutive series, the Roughrider softball team swept a conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Chandler. YC beat the Coyotes from Chandler-Gilbert Community College 9-1 and 13-5. Yavapai is now 12-6 overall and 7-5 in ACCAC action.
In the opener, The Roughriders scored three runs in the third on an RBI double by Dustie Durham and a two-run single by Karissa Pena.
Mikayla Newham reached base four times. She tripled in the third inning and singled in the first and fourth innings.
The Coyotes couldn’t get anything going as long as Amy Robinson was in the circle. The opponent managed just two hits off of the Robinson, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out six during her five innings of work.
YC didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the second inning when it scored on an RBI single by Savana Ramirez.
The Green and Gold pushed across two runs in both the fifth inning and the seventh. In the fifth, Yavapai scored on a fielder’s choice, scoring Sydney Forray.
In the nightcap, the game was decided quickly as the Riders exerted its will early with 10 runs in the first three innings. A sacrifice fly by Forray in the first inning and an RBI double by Sarah Ingegneri, an RBI single by Newham, an RBI single by Jocilyn Ellis, a two-run double by Forray, and a sacrifice fly by Lynea Klemmedson during the second inning fueled Yavapai’s offense early.
Shayna Ige got a hit in each of her three at bats. She singled in the second and third innings and tripled in the fourth inning.
Robinson recorded the win for Yavapai College. She allowed three runs over three innings. She struck out two, walked one and surrendered four hits.
In the top of the first, YC grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Newham got things going with a single. A stolen base then moved Newham from first to second.
Chandler-Gilbert quickly matched Yavapai’s strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the first.
YC added three more runs in the top of the fourth. The inning looked promising, as Ige tripled, bringing home Karissa Pena and Jessica Mesa to kick things off.
Yavapai continues ACCAC action on Thursday as they entertain the Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.