Yavapai Baseball Outlasts Scottsdale
After falling in 12 innings Friday afternoon to Scottsdale Community College, the Roughrider baseball team responded with a come-from-behind victory over the Artichokes Saturday afternoon, 9-8. YC improves to 11-5 in the ACCAC standings and 24-11 on the year. Scottsdale falls to 12-8 on conference action and 22-13 overall.
With the score tied at eight in the eighth inning, Jeddediah Fagg came to the plate and singled, plating Brock Ephan for the game winner.
It was a good day at the plate for Fagg going 2-5 and driving in one.
Offense was not hard to come by on Saturday, as both teams combined for 17 runs and 27 hits, including 10 extra base hits. There were six pitchers used in the game as the two managers searched for any way to finish it off.
The bottom of the first saw YC take an early lead, 1-0. Nate Easley got things going with a single. A single by Gavin Johns then moved Easley from first to second. Jaxxon Fagg singled, scoring Easley.
The Green and Gold answered Scottsdale’s top inning with two runs of its own in the third scoring on a two-run error.
Scottsdale pushed across two runs in both the sixth inning and the seventh.
The Roughriders survived the Artichokes’s surge and put up four runs of its own in the seventh. Yavapai scored on a passed ball, an RBI single by Ephan, and a two-run error.
The eighth spelled defeat for Scottsdale, as YC grabbed the lead for good.
The Roughriders return to the diamond on Tuesday, March 29th as they entertain Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The twinbill begins at 12:00 PM.