Roughriders Split with Vaqueras
The Roughrider softball team had their 11-game win streak come to a halt Tuesday afternoon in Coolidge against fellow ACCAC DI foe, Central Arizona College, in the first game of their doubleheader, 7-3. YC bounced back in the nightcap beating the Vaqueros, 15-7. YC is now 17-4 overall and 11-1 in the conference standings. Central Arizona is 11-8 on the year and 5-5 in league play.
In the opening game, the Roughriders got things moving in the first inning on a Brianna Griffiths solo home run, her third in as many games. YC added a run in the fifth inning on an RBI single from Griffiths.
The Vaqueros put up five runs in their half of the fifth to take a solid 6-2 lead. In the top of the sixth, the Roughriders scored when Jaydee Boursaw hit a solo home run, however, Central Arizona answered with a single run in the bottom of the sixth. YC went down in order in the seventh.
The Green and Gold racked up five hits on the day. Makea-Al Kaluau and Griffiths each collected multiple hits for Roughriders. Griffiths and Kaluau each managed two hits to lead Roughriders.
Jaya Allen was on the mound for Roughriders. She surrendered six runs on nine hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out five and walking one. Santana Parra threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Bats blistered in the second game as the Roughriders collected 15 hits, 5 for extra bases.
The Roughriders never trailed in the game despite a Central Arizona threat in the 4th inning.
Yavapai scored seven runs in the fifth inning capped off with a grand slam from Mariah Kalamaras. Makayla Guerra, Jaydee Boursaw, Makea-Al Kaluau, and Kalamaras each had RBIs in the big inning
The Roughriders smacked two home runs on the day. Kalamaras had a dinger in the fifth inning. Boursaw went yard in the fourth inning.
The Yavapai Hit Women collected 15 hits on the day. Katelyn Kubitschek, Guerra, Kaluau, Boursaw, and Neenah Pangilinan all managed multiple hits for the Riders. Boursaw, Kaluau, Guerra, and Kubitschek each collected three hits to lead Roughriders.
Kiana Spencer led things off on the hill for Roughriders. She went five innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits, striking out three and walking one.
Yavapai returns to the diamond on Saturday, February 24th at Arizona Western College (14-8, 8-4) in Yuma. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM.
* With her two home runs today, Jaydee Boursaw tied the record for the most home runs in a career. The mark is 39 set by Andrea Sotelo.