Baseball Takes Care of Paradise Valley by Scoring 24 Runs
The Roughriders are in must-win situations to keep their playoff hopes alive. On Tuesday, YC got two important victories to keep their post-season aspirations going. Yavapai swept a doubleheader from the visiting Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College, 9-2 and 15-0. YC is now 24-21 overall and 13-13 in conference play. The Pumas fall to 30-15 on the year and 16-14 in the ACCAC standings.
Jonathan Stroman was dominate on the mound in the opener getting his fifth victory on the year. He threw 5.2 innings, scattering 6 hits and striking out 5.
Over Torees was 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s on 2 doubles. Logan Williams was 2 for 4. Alex Isola was 1 fo1 with two ribbies on a double.
The second game was never in doubt with the Roughriders putting five runs on the board in the first inning. The big blow was the 4th inning when the Riders scored 8 runs.
Carlos Viera, Over Torres, Alex Isola, Jesus Pulido and Gianni Tomasi each had 2 hits.
Dominic Hamel threw 6 innings for the run-rule shortened victory. Hamel allowed 2 hits while striking out 5.
Yavapai travels to the ACCAC leader South Mountain Community College on Saturday, April 14th. The Cougars swept a doubleheader from the Roughriders in February, 8-3 and 3-0. Saturday’s games begin at 12:00 PM.