Yavapai Outscores Benedictine 20-10 in 2 Game Sweep
The Roughrider baseball team swept a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Mesa over Benedictine University, 8-6 and 12-4. Yavapai improves 9-5 on the year.
In the first game, the Roughriders took an early lead as they scored 1 in the first inning on a triple by Jaxxon Fagg and two in the second inning on two singles and three walks. Benedictine put two runs on the board in their half of the third inning an YC responded with three runs in the top of the fourth. However, the opponent answered with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Roughriders scored one in the fifth inning and Benedictine scored two in the bottom of the fifth. Yavapai put an insurance run on in the top of the seventh.
Offensively, Carlos Viera and Jed Fagg each had two hits. Dylan Enwiller knocked in two runs.
YC overcame an early 2-0 deficit scoring 10 runs to take the second game. Dallas Tessar, Over Torres, RJ Cordeiro and Matt Mendibles each had two hits with Mendibles knocking in two runs. Enwiller had two RBI’s.
Five pitchers combined for the victory.
YC begins ACCAC play on Friday, February 17th at South Mountain Community College. The doubleheader has been changed from Saturday in anticipation of rainy weather. The games will begin at 12:00 PM.