Yavapai Baseball Splits with Cochise
The Roughrider baseball team split a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park with Cochise College. YC fell in the opener 7-0 and bounced back in nightcap, 13-2. YC is now 10-7 on the year and in conference play.
In the first game, Avery Weems put together a nice outing on the mound. Weems gave up just two hits, allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out four during his four innings of work. However, the offense took a hiatus being shutout for the first time this season.
West got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. West struck out seven, walked two and gave up five hits.
Christian Maggi had two hits for the Riders.
With seven runs in the first three innings, left no doubt about the eventual outcome in the second game. A two-run double by Ramsey Romano, an RBI single by Rashaan Kuhaulua, a groundout by Dylan Enwiller, and an RBI single by Brock Ephan during the first inning and a two-run home run by Gavin Johns in the second inning helped YC put some runs on the board early.
Maggi put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits. He singled in the first inning, doubled in the sixth inning, and homered in the eighth inning.
Chase Beal got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over five innings. Beal struck out seven, walked three and gave up five hits.
Zach Pederson threw four innings allowing no earned runs, walked two and struck out two.
Maggi, Romano and Johns combined for six hits and six RBIs.
YC continues ACCAC play on Saturday, February 27th at fellow conference foe Central Arizona College. The twinbill starts at 12:00 PM.