Baseball Drops 2 Games in Yuma, AZ
The Roughrider baseball team dropped their second consecutive doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Yuma against Arizona Western College, 11-3 and 5-3. Yavapai falls to 35-19 overall and 22-12 in conference play.
In the opener, Yavapai only collected five hits. Brock Ephan racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Riders. He homered in the fourth inning.
Chase Beal ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed five runs.
The lead stayed with Arizona Western after the second, when it scored five runs.
Two runs in the top of the fourth helped the Roughriders close its deficit to 6-2. A two-run home run by Ephan sparked the rally.
One run in the top of the sixth helped YC close its deficit to 11-3. A fielder’s choice gave the Riders life, but the rally was squelched with a strikeout.
In the second game, Arizona Western took the lead in the eighth inning, and Yavapai was unable to muster a comeback, losing 5-3.
Brock Ephan had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the fourth inning and homered in the sixth inning.
Turtle Kuhaulua couldn’t get it done on the mound taking a loss. He lasted just two innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed two runs.
YC jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Ramsey Romano singled to ignite the offense. Jaxxon Fagg singled, scoring Christian Maggi.
Arizona Western scored two runs in the third and one in the fifth. YC responded with a run in the fifth and the equalizer in the sixth.
Yavapai concludes the regular season with a doubleheader at Eastern Arizona College on Saturday, April 30th. YC swept a doubleheader in Prescott last month over the Gila Monsters, 5-3 and 13-0. Saturday’s games begin at 12:00 PM.