Roughriders Remain On Top of ACCAC
Yavapai softball, the top team in the ACCAC, split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon against the second-place team in the ACCAC, Central Arizona College, to remain in first place in the conference. YC dropped the first game 4-2 in eight innings and blanked the Vaqueros in the nightcap, 3-0. As a result of the split, YC wins the season series, 3-1 giving the Roughriders the tiebreaker against the Vaqueros. Yavapai is now 38-5 on the year and 34-4 in the ACCAC standings. Central Arizona is 38-7 overall and 32-4 in conference play.
Both teams matched each other run for run in the opener, however YC could not match the Vaqueros two runs in the 8th inning for the loss. YC only managed 5 hits on the game led by Mikayla Newham and Andrea Sotelo. Sotelos hit her 14th homerun of the year.
Amy Robinson was the hard-luck loser as she threw all eight innings giving up 3 earned runs while striking out 5.
In the second game, Kiana Spencer threw a complete game shutout to salvage the split. She scattered 4 hits and struck out 8 batters. Newham led the Riders from the plate going 2 for 3. Jaydee Boursaw hit her NJCAA and ACCAC leading 24th home run.
YC continues conference action on Tuesday, April 11th at Arizona Western College. YC swept a doubleheader from the Matadors in February 12-0 and 4-2. Tuesday twinbill begins a 12:00 PM.