Softball Improves to 4-1
The Roughrider softball team concluded the final day of the College of Southern Nevada Kickoff Classic with a 1-1 record as they registered a victory over Snow College, Utah 11-5 before dropping the final game of the day, 7-2 to Salt Lake Community College. Yavapai finishes the tournament with a 4-1 record.
In the opener, the Roughriders used a seven-run explosion in the fifth inning to propel them to the lopsided victory.
The Green and Gold scored in the fifth on an RBI double by Jaydee Boursaw, a three-run home run by Mahina Chong, and a three-run home run by Raelynn Rios. Chong racked up four RBIs on two hits for Roughriders.
YC easily handled Snow college pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, nine RBIs and nine runs scored.
The lead stayed with Roughriders after the first, when it scored five runs on an RBI double by Mercedes Rothwell and three singles.
A three-run third inning helped bring Snow college within one. A two-run error and an RBI double by Alyssa Arslanian gave Snow college life. Dakota Gee to end the Snow college threat.
In the nightcap, Andrea Sotelo went 4-4 at the plate, but the Roughriders still fell to Salt Lake City.
The Bruins went up for good in the third, scoring four runs on a two-run double by Madison Sisco and two singles.
YC scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut its deficit to three. A two-run home run by Raelynn Rios fueled Riders comeback.
Salt Lake City built upon its lead with two runs in the seventh. The inning looked promising, as Emma Noble doubled, plating Sara Bendt to kick things off. That was followed up by Sisco’s single, bringing home Bryce Taylor.
The Roughrider threatened in the bottom of the 7th but could not push any runs across.
YC now enters conference play beginning on Tuesday, January 31st at South Mountain Community College. The doubleheader will begin at 1:00 PM on the campus of South Mountain Community College in Phoenix.