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2016 Spring Athletic Director Honor Roll Announced

The Roughrider athletes had a great Spring semester both on the field and in the classroom. 45 of the 78 student-athletes earned an academic 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average. 5 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 (Iva Alebic, Nate Easley, Jacob Eder, Darion Green and Shelby Mottram). For 31 of the student-athletes, it is the second consecutive semester that they have been named to the Athletic Director's ...

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Softball Concludes Outstanding Season with 4th Place Finish at National Tournament

The Roughrider softball team’s season came to abrupt halt Saturday after a Cinderella run through the post-season. Having to play three games on Saturday, Yavapai fell short in the run for their third national title. Yavapai concludes the 2016 season with a 50-17 overall record, an NJCAA Division I Region I Championship and a fourth place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. Yavapai began the day with a ...

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Roughriders Take Down #1

The Roughrider softball team upset the #1 ranked team in the nation, Tyler Junior College Thursday afternoon, 3-2, in the second round of the NJCAA DI National Tournament. YC advances to the next round against Butler Community College. Tyler JC wasn't able to come back from the hole it dug itself into against the Green and Gold and Tyler lost dropped the close game after falling behind by two runs in the fo ...

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Roughriders Come From Behind to Win in Extra Innings

It took 10 innings, but he Roughrider softball team managed to put away Walters State 3-2 on Wednesday at St. George, UT in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. It is the first victory at the National Tournament since 2011. With the score tied at two in the tenth inning, Karissa Pena came to the plate and singled, scoring Dusty Durham. Earlier in the inning, Durham knocked a single to score two runs to ...

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Softball Earns Post-Season Accolades

Post-season accolades came in for the NJCAA Division I Region I Champion Roughrider softball team. Named to the All-ACCAC First Team was freshman pitcher Amy Robinson. Freshman Andrea Sotelo and sophomore Sydney Forray were named to the Second Team. Additionally, five players were named to the NJCAA Division I Region I First Team was Robinson, freshman Savana Ramirez, Sotelo, Forray and freshman Dustie Durh ...

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Roughriders Secure Region 1 Championship

The Roughrider softball team is the 2016 NJCAA Division I Region I Champions! On Saturday, Yavapai beat the #1 seeded Eastern Arizona College, 5-2, to claim the title and the right to advance to the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, UT on May 18-21. The last time the Riders were in the National Tournament was in 2011 when they won their second National Championship. Saturday started with the Roughrid ...

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Softball Advances to the Regional Championship

Dustie Durham was strong at the plate and on the rubber in carrying Yavapai College Roughriders Softball team to a 6-5 victory over Central Arizona College on Saturday in Thatcher AZ. Durham racked up three RBIs on two hits for YC. She singled in the fifth inning and homered in the seventh inning. Durham put together a nice outing. Durham held Central Arizona hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, ...

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Softball Dominates Opening Round Playoff Game

A great effort by Andrea Sotelo spurred Yavapai College softball team to a 7-3 win in the first round of the NJCAA Region I Division I Tournament over Arizona Western College on Friday at Thatcher. Sotelo rocked the Matadors with three home runs. Andrea Sotelo went 3 for 4 in the game with four RBIs and three runs scored. She homered in the first, fifth, and sixth innings. Amy Robinson recorded the win for ...

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Roughriders Fall to the Bears

The Roughrider softball team dropped a doubleheader in the final day of the 2016 regular season. Yavapai lost to the NJCAA Division II #2 ranked team Phoenix College, 2-0 and 7-3. Yavapai concludes the regular season at 44-14 overall and 33-12 in the ACCAC standings. The Roughiders failed to provide enough offense to beat Phoenix on Saturday despite Amy Robinson's stellar six-inning performance. YC took the ...

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Roughriders Split with Cougars

In their final regular season home games of the season, the Roughrider softball team split an ACCAC doubleheader Tuesday afternoon against the visiting Cougars from South Mountain Community College. YC thumped the Cougars in the opener, 9-1 and Yavapai dropped the nightcap in extra innings, 8-7. Yavapai is now 44-12 overall and 36-10 in conference action. Yavapai jumped out to an early lead on South Mountai ...

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