Softball Continues to Dominate on the Road
The Roughrider softball team swept a doubleheader over fellow ACCAC Division I nemesis, Central Arizona College Wednesday afternoon in Casa Grande. Yavapai shutout the Vaqueras in the first game, 8-0 and outscored the opponent, 16-11 in the nightcap.
In the opener, Amy Robinson didn’t allow a single run allowing just four hits and striking out three.
The Roughriders jumped to an early lead with three runs in the first inning fueled by three singles and three walks. YC scored a lone run in the third inning and added four more runs in their half of the fourth inning.
The softballers collected 12 hits. Jaydee Boursaw, Mariah Kalamaras, Andrea Sotelo, and Mahina Chong each collected multiple hits for the Roughriders. Boursaw went 3-for-4 at the plate as she led the team with three runs batted in.
In the second game, the Roughriders built a 12-1 lead going into the fifth inning. Central Arizona put six runs on the board in their half of the fifth inning but the Lady Riders answered with four of their own in the top of the sixth inning. CAC added two in the sixth and two in the seventh to close the margin.
Yavapai had 20 hits. Mikayla Newham, Karissa Pena, Boursaw, Mahina Chong, Mariah Kalamaras, Sotelo, and Rothwell each collected multiple hits for Roughriders. Chong, Boursaw, Pena, and Newham each managed three hits to lead the Roughriders. Boursaw two home runs and Raelynn Rios had one homer.
YC continues ACCAC action on Saturday, February 25th as they host Arizona Western College with the first pitch being thrown at 12:00 PM at Bill Vallely Field.