Roughriders Finish Opening Weekend 2-2
On the final day of the Border Battle in Henderson, Nevada, the Roughrider baseball team split a pair of games falling in the first game, 10-9 to Arizona Western College in a non-conference affair and YC beat Colorado Northwestern Community College, 4-2 in the nightcap. YC is now 2-2 on the season.
In the opener, Yavapai saw victory slip away when a seven-run fifth inning lead disappeared after a furious charge from Arizona Western, who ended up with the 10-9 win.
Zach Pederson started the game on the mound throwing 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit and struck out 3. Offensively, Dylan Enwiller, Carlos Viera, Trevor Edior and Caden Goldby had two hits a piece.
In the final game of the day, it took 10 innings to put away Colorado Northwestern. With the score tied at two in the tenth inning, Jaxxon Fagg came to the plate and homered, scoring Carlos Viera. Fagg racked up two RBIs on one hit.
Viera put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits. He singled in the first inning, tripled in the sixth inning, and doubled in the eighth inning.
YC returns to action in the home opener on Monday, February 6th against Salt Lake Community College. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM at Roughrider Park.