Game Day Preview (Softball vs. Arizona Western)
Yavapai Softball at Arizona Western College
Saturday, February 24 * 12:00 PM
Arizona Western College
* Records: Yavapai (17-4 overall, 11-1 conference) split a doubleheader with Central Arizona College, 3-7 and 15-7, on Tuesday, February 20th in Coolidge; Arizona Western (14-9 overall, 8-4 conference) swept a doubleheader over Phoenix on Tuesday, February 20th, 12-10 and 5-4.
* All-Time: The Roughriders are 27-13 all-time against the Matadors.
* Last Meeting: YC swept a doubleheader from Arizona Western on April 11, 2017 8-4 and 11-1.
* First Meeting: Yavapai dropped a doubleheader from the Matadors on March 31, 1979 in Yuma, 4-1 and 6-3.
* Players to watch: Yavapai-Jaydee Boursaw (.476 BA, 7 HR), Brianna Griffiths (.390 BA, 6 HR) and Jaya Allen (7-1, 86 SO, 2.492 ERA); Arizona Western – Makenna Stramm (.446 BA, 9-3, 2.24 ERA, 54 K’s), Allison Betty (.444 BA, 15 RBI) and Jessica Alvarez (.415, 3 HR).
* Coaches: Yavapai – Doug Eastman (98-10848/3rd season); Arizona Western – Nikki Bethurum (9th season).
* Fun Facts: Jaydee Boursaw needs one more home run to break the career record; Head Coach Doug Eastman needs two wins to reach 100 wins as the Yavapai College skipper.
* Weather Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph.