Roughriders Goes 1-1 on Friday in Las Vegas
The Roughrider baseball team split a pair of games Friday in Henderson winning the first game against College of Southern Idaho, 12-2 and dropping the nightcap to College of Southern Nevada, 8-7. YC is now 5-5 on the young season.
In the opener, Matt Mendibles led the Roughriders to the lopsided victory by driving in five runs. He went 2-for-2 at the plate. Mendibles drove in runs on a home run in the fourth and a double in the fifth.
YC scored six runs in the fifth inning aided by a double by Mendibles, a single by Carlos Viera, a stolen base by Dylan Enwiller, and a single by Adbiel Morales.
Avery Weems earned the win for hardballers. He threw five innings, allowing two runs, seven hits, striking out five, and walking one.
YC collected 12 hits. Morales, Enwiller, Viera, Jeddediah Fagg, and Mendibles each collected multiple hits.
In the second game, YC lost despite out-hitting Southern Nevada eleven to ten. However, they also committed 6 errors.
Yavapai took an early lead in the first inning. Carlos Viera led off the game with a home run. Southern Nevada took the lead with 4 runs in the third. Yavapai regained the lead with two in the fourth and two more in the fifth.
Yavapai relinquished the lead in the bottom of the 6th inning after pushing one run across in the top of the sixth. In the top of the 8th, the good guys scored the go ahead run only to surrendered the lead and the victory in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Yavapai College Roughriders Varsity had 11 hits in the game. Dylan Enwiller, Trevor Edior, and Viera each collected multiple hits with Viera and Edior managing three hits to lead Yavapai.
Yavapai plays Eastern Utah and Salt Lake on Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM.