Roughrider Lose Battle with the Artichoikes
In a rare Friday afternoon single game, the Roughrider baseball team dropped an extra inning affair at Scottsdale Community College, 9-7. YC falls to 23-11 on the season and 10-4 in conference play. Scottsdale is now 22-12 overall and 12-7 ACCAC action.
A twelfth-inning Scottsdale two-run home run spelled defeat for YC, falling 9-7 in walk-off fashion.
The Roughriders were led by Ramsey Romano’s hitting. Romano went 4-6 and scored three runs. He singled in the second, fourth, seventh, and eleventh innings.
Hayden Durkiewicz was a workhorse on the bump for the Green and Gold. Durkiewicz pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run, four hits and one walk while striking out five.
In the top of the second, Yavapai grabbed the early lead, 3-0. The Roughrider attack began with a single from Romano. A groundout by Jonathan Villa then moved Brock Ephan from second to third. Jaxxon Fagg doubled, bringing home Romano and Ephan. YC added more runs when Fagg scored on an RBI double by Dylan Enwiller.
Scottsdale pushed across one run in both the second inning and the seventh. The Artichokes answered with one run of its own in the seventh.
A victory looked eminent in the top of the eleventh as the Roughriders plated three runs. Gavin Johns led the inning off with a single. Romano singled and Villa walked to load the bases for Jeddediah Fagg who delivered a two-run single. Villa advanced to third. Turtle Kuhaulua singled home Villa for the innings third run. Unfortunately, YC surrendered three runs in the bottom of the frame to and it into the the 12th inning.
These same two team will tangle on Saturday, March 26th in a single nine-inning game at Roughrider Park beginning at 12:00 PM.