Game Day Preview (Baseball vs. South Mountain – Playoffs)
Records: #20 YAVAPAI (37-19 overall, 24-12 conference) swept a doubleheader at Eastern Arizona on Saturday, 4-2 and 1-0. SOUTH MOUNTAIN (38-18 overall, 23-13 conference) split a doubleheader with Arizona Western on Saturday, 8-0 and 7-10.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 60-48 all-time against the Cougars.
Last Meeting: YC dropped a doubleheader in Phoenix on April 16, 2016, 3-1 and 6-3.
Setting: The Riders are 24-3 at home this season.
Players to watch: YAVAPAI — Ramsey Romano, Nate Easley, Brock Ephan and Chase Beal; SOUTH MOUNTAIN – Dusty Wright, Rigo Aguilar and Marshall Shill.
Coaches: YAVAPAI — Ryan Cougill (150-76/4th Season); SOUTH MOUNTAIN – Todd Eastin.
Fun Facts: Both teams split a doubleheader this past season…YC won in Prescott, 8-4 and 9-8 and South Mountain won in Phoenix, 3-1 and 6-3…this will be a best-of-three series with the winner advancing to the NJCAA Region I Division I Championship Series at the site of the highest remaining seed…Central Arizona and Cochise are playing in the other series…YC will be looking for their ninth NJCAA Region I Title.