Roughriders Start the Season with 3 Victories
The Roughrider softball team opened up the 2017 season with three victories in the College of Southern Nevada Kickoff Classic. The 2016 NJCAA Region I Champions scored 30 runs on the day and gave up only 8 runs.
In the opener, Amy Robinson threw 6.1 innings to get the victory from the circle. The University of South Carolina Upstate bound right-hander struck out 2 batters and scattered 8 hits in the 8-2 victory of Odessa College, TX.
Offensively, the Roughriders were led by Shayna Ige. Ige was 3 for 3 with two RBI’s, 2 runs with a double. Mercedes Rothwell was 1 for 3 with a double and wo runs batted in.
Rothwell stayed hot in the second game of the day with 3 hits including a home run with 2 runs scored in the 12-4 win over Colorado Northwestern Community College. Karissa Pena had a home run and 2 runs scored and Andrea Sotelo was 2 for 4 with 2 runs knocked in.
Santana Parra got the victory from the slab throwing 6 innings with four strikeouts.
YC complete the three-game sweep with a 10-2 victory over the host school College of Southern Nevada.
Kiana Spencer was the winning pitcher in 5 innings striking out 5 batters.
Rothwell was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and 1 run batted in. Raelynn Rios was 3 for 4 with a triple. Rios had 5 runs batted in. Mikayla Newham and Savana Ramirez was 2 for 2.
The Green and Gold continue tournament play on Saturday against Snow College, Utah and Salt Lake Community College.