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 Mountain in the opener scoring nine runs in the first three innings to put the game away early.
An RBI single by Andrea Sotelo and a three-run home run by Dustie Durham during the first inning and a solo home run by Andrea Sotelo in the second inning helped the Green and Gold put some runs on the board early.
Durham racked up three RBIs on two hits.
South Mountain couldn’t get anything going as long as Amy Robinson was in the circle. The visiting team managed just two hits off of Robinson, who allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out six during her five innings of work.
The Roughriders survived South Mountain’s surge and put up four runs of its own in the third. YC scored on a passed ball, an RBI double by Lynea Klemmedson, an RBI single by Nicole Matta, and a groundout by Jocilyn Ellis.
In the nightcap, a tight game was decided in the eighth inning as the Riders fell to South Mountain, 8-7 in eight innings. Seven YC errors didn’t help the cause.
Sydney Forray went a perfect 3 for 3 at the dish. She doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the second and sixth innings.
Dustie Durham took the loss from the slab. She allowed six runs in four innings, walked none and struck out seven.
YC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Yavapai caught fire after Karissa Pena singled. Then Nicole Matta homered, plating Lynea Klemmedson and Forray.
After posting two runs in the fourth, Yavapai again scored two in the sixth. In the fourth, the home team scored on a two-run single by Sarah Ingegneri, scoring Klemmedson and Forray.