Baseball Sweeps The Apaches
A doubleheader sweep made the long bus ride worth it for the Roughrider baseball team on Saturday. YC took two from the host team Cochise College, 5-1 and 6-0 to improve to 18-4 overall and 8-2 in ACCAC action.
Sophomore Rick Anton threw a complete game to get his fourth (4-1) vicory of the year. His line for the day was seven innings pitched, seven strike outs, one walk and four hits.
Brett Sowers was two for four from the dish with two doubles and two runs batted. Jordan Payne was one for two with an RBI.
Merrill Kelly pitched a strong eight innings to get the win in the nightcap to run his record to a perfect 3-0. The Scottsdale sophomore surrendered only six hits while striking out seven. Riley Welch pitched the ninth inning to preserve the victory.
Dominic Piazza provided the punch on offense with three hits including two doubles and one RBI. Bobby Rinard and Sowers each collected two hits in the game.
Tuesday, March 3rd YC plays host to South Mountain Community College. Kirby Yates and Russell Havens get nod on the mound. The first pitch will be thrown at 12:00 PM at Roughrider Park on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott.