Softball Opens ACCAC Competition with 2 Road Wins
The Roughrider softball team opened ACCAC action on Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix against South Mountain Community College. YC swept the Cougars with 9-0 and 9-3 victories. Yavapai is now 6-1 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.
The Roughriders used a 9-run explosion in the second inning that hoisted the Green and Gold to a 9-0 blanking in five innings.
The Riders scored in the second on a walk by Shayna Ige, a three-run error, an RBI single by Mahina Chong, an RBI single by Raelynn Rios, a two-run double by Jaydee Boursaw, and an RBI double by Mariah Kalamaras.
Boursaw racked up two RBIs on two hits for Roughriders.
Santana Parra looked sharp on the rubber. South Mountain managed just two hits off of Parra, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out none during his four innings of work.
In the nightcap, Yavapai jumped out to an early lead and never looked back taking home a 9-3 victory. The Roughriders scored on a home run by Mahina Chong, a single by Raelynn Rios, and a home run by Karissa Pena in the first inning.
The Lady Riders took an early lead in the first inning. Mahina Chong homered on a 1-2 count count in the first inning, scoring one run.
Home runs for Roughriders came when Karissa Pena homered in the first inning, Raelynn Rios homered in the third inning, and Chong homered in the first inning.
YC had 13 hits in the game. Rios, Pena, Andrea Sotelo, Jaydee Boursaw, and Chong each collected multiple hits for the Roughriders. Rios led Yavapai with three runs batted in. She went 3-for-4 on the day. Roughriders was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error.
Amy Robinson earned her third victory of the year by going the distance, scattering five hits and striking out 6.
Yavapai continues conference play on Saturday, February 4th at Phoenix College. The Bears are ranked #2 in the NJCAA DII rankings. The doubleheader begins at 12:00 PM.