Yavapai Goes 1-1 to Open Region Tournament
It was the tale of two teams on Friday afternoon for the Roughrider softball team in the NJCAA Region I Tournament. YC won the opening game over Central Arizona College, 8-0 and fell to Eastern Arizona College, 10-0 in the nightcap. The Riders face an elimination game on Saturday morning.
In the opener, Jaya Allen and Kiana Spencer combined for the two-hit shutout and Shelby Hotchkiss hit a grand slam. The victory put the Roughriders in the winner’s bracket against Eastern Arizona. Central Arizona dropped to an elimination game against Arizona Western College.
Against Eastern Arizona, YC surrendered 13 hits including 4 home runs and the Green and Gold could only manage 3 hits.
YC plays Central Arizona College on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM in an elimination game. The winner will advance to the Championship game against Eastern Arizona at 12:30 PM. If Eastern Arizona loses that game, another game will be played to determine the Region Champion and the representative to the NJCAA National Tournament.