Softball Takes 2 Games Late from Central Arizona
The Roughrider softball team had two come from behind victories Saturday night over fellow ACCAC DI foe Central Arizona College, 12-9 and 12-10 at Bill Vallely Field. Yavapai improves their overall record to 36-9 and their conference mark to 28-6. Central Arizona falls to 28-19 and 20-16.
YC fell behind 9-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning. Then the Roughrider bats woke up scoring 7 runs in their half of the inning. Santana Parra held the Vaqueros scoreless in the final 3 innings and the Riders put another crooked number on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning plating five runs.
Parra got the victory from the circle scattering 3 hits while striking out 1. Yavapai had 14 hits including 8 for extra bases. Brianna Griffiths, Makayla Guerra and Makea Kaluau each had a home run. Griffiths, Katelyn Kubitschek, Jaydee Boursaw, Neenah Pangilinan, Meredith Clark and Kylie Brown all had two hits.
The second game was a back and forth affair with the lead changing hands five times. YC found themselves down 10-9 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Makea Kaluau started the inning off with a single followed with a single by Kylie Brown. With two strikes, Mariah Kalamaras hit a walk-off home run to center field for the sweep.
Kylie Brown led the way going 3 for 3 with two doubles and 3 runs batted in. Makayla Guerra was 2 for 3 with a home run. Neenah Pangilinan was 2 for 4 and Makea Kaluau was 2 for 4. Kalamaras was 1 for 3 with 3 runs batted. Brianna Griffiths was 1 for 3 with a home run and 3 runs batted.
Santana Parra got her second victory of the night throwing 1.1 innings and giving up only one run.
The Riders go back to work on Tuesday, April 10th as they entertain DI nemesis Arizona Western College. YC dropped a doubleheader to the Matadors in Yuma in February, 3-2 and 7-3. Tuesday’s twinbill begins at 12:00 PM at Bill Vallely Field.