Yavapai Softball Splits with Glendale
The Roughrider softball team had their winning streak snapped Tuesday afternoon in a split with fellow conference foe, Glendale Community College. YC won the first game 5-1 and dropped the nightcap, 4-3. Yavapai is now 21-7 overall and 16-6 in the conference standings. Glendale goes to 10-14 on the year and 9-13 in the ACCAC.
In the first game, Mikayla Newham went 2 for 2 in the 5-1 victory. She singled in the second and sixth innings.
Amy Robinson’s eight strikeouts helped the Green and Gold to the victory. Robinson allowed one earned run, eight hits and two walks over seven innings.
YC never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Dustie Durham and a sacrifice fly by Sydney Forray.
They then built upon the lead with two runs in the second. Nicole Matta doubled, scoring Karissa Pena to start the inning.
Despite winning the hit battle 6-5 in the second game, YC but couldn’t push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 4-3 in seven innings.
Sydney Forray racked up two RBIs on one hit homering in the sixth inning.
Dustie Durham took the loss from the circle. She racked up six strikeouts and allowed one earned run, five hits and no walks over seven innings.
Durham couldn’t get it done in the circle for Yavapai College Roughriders Softball, taking a loss.
Glendale never trailed after scoring one run in the first on an RBI single.
Yavapai scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut its deficit to one. A two-run home run by Forray and a solo home run by Andrea Sotelo gave YC life.
Yavapai takes a break from league play as they participate in the Central Arizona College Tournament in Casa Grande. The Roughriders return to Bill Vallely Field on Tuesday, March 15th entertaining Phoenix College.