Game Day Preview (Softball vs. Gateway)
#16 Yavapai Softball vs. Gateway Community College
Thursday, March 15 * 12:00 PM
Bill Vallely Field, Prescott, Arizona
* Records: Yavapai (24-7 overall, 18-4 conference) swept a doubleheader with Seward County Community College on Tuesday, March 13th, 10-0 and 14-1; Gateway (2-18 overall, 2-18 conference) played a doubleheader against Paradise Valley on Tuesday, March 13th, no results reported.
* All-Time: The Roughriders are 32-0 against the Geckos.
* The Setting: Yavapai is 7-1 at home this season
* Last Meeting: Yavapai swept a doubleheader at Gateway on April 15, 2017, 16-5 and 9-0.
* First Meeting: YC swept a doubleheader versus Gateway on January 25, 2008, 12-4 and 10-0.
* Players to watch: Yavapai-Makayla Guerra (reigning ACCAC Player of the Week), Neenah Pangilinan (.451 BA, 17 RBI, 25 runs) and Jaya Allen (reigning NJCAA Pitcher of the Week); Gateway – Courtney Espinoza (.304 BA) Meagan Vigil (.275 BA) and Kamryn Gastelum (2-2, 5.60 ERA, 15 SO).
* Coaches: Yavapai – Doug Eastman (154-58/4th season); Gateway– Rhoe Yancey.
* Fun Facts: Jaya Allen is the reigning ACCAC Player of the Week and the reigning NJCAA Player of the Week.
* Weather Forecast: Scattered rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. South southwest wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.