Softball Earns 30th Win of 2018
The Roughrider softball team swept a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Vallely Field over the visiting Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College, 8-0 and 11-8. Yavapai is now 30-9 overall and 22-6 in conference play. Paradise Valley falls to 17-13 on the year and 17-13 in the ACCAC standings.
Jaya Allen got the first of her two victories on the day throwing the complete game shutout. Allen allowed three hits and struck out 5.
Offensively, Makayla Guerra was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 4 runs batted with a home run. Jaydee Boursaw hit her 18th home run of the year.
The Roughriders had to come back from six runs down to take the nightcap. Jaya Allen came on in relief to get the victory giving up 0 runs on two hits.
After going down 8-2, YC scored single runs in the 2nd inning, the 3rd inning, the fourth inning and took the lead in the 5th inning plating four runs. YC added two insurance runs in the 6th inning.
In the pivotal fifth inning, Mariah Kalamaras was hit by a pitch to start things off and Kylie Brown doubled her home. Haley Parson sacrificed Brown to third followed by an RBI ground out by Katelyn Kubitschek. Neenah Pangilinan tied the game with a monster home run over the left field fence followed by a single by Guerra, a walk by Boursaw and a single from Makea Kaluau.
Pangilinan and Guerra had 3 hits apiece. Kubitschek and Kalamaras each had two hits.