Softball Earns a Split to Remain in 2nd Place in ACCAC
On a drizzly day, the #15 Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader with #6 Eastern Arizona College Saturday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott. YC dominated the first game, 10-0 and Eastern Arizona returned the favor taking the nightcap, 12-4. Yavapai is now 22-7 on the year and 16-4 in the ACCAC standings. EAC remains in first place with a 26-5 mark and 19-3 in the conference.
In the opener, Jaya Allen threw a shutout to lead Roughriders. The Spokane, WA native surrendered zero runs on one hit over five innings, striking out four.
The Roughriders secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the fourth inning. The YC offense in the inning was led by Makayla Guerra, Makea-Al Kaluau, Mariah Kalamaras, and Brianna Griffiths, all knocking in runs in the inning. The big inning was driven by a single by Guerra, a home run by Kalamaras, by Griffiths, and a double by Kaluau.
Roughriders smacked three home runs on the day. Kalamaras had a long ball in the fourth inning. Shelby Hotchkiss and Meredith Clark went for the long ball in the second inning.
Roughriders racked up 11 hits on the day. Kalamaras, Pangilinan, and Clark each collected two hits to lead Roughriders.
Roughriders had a tough time generating runs in the second game. The Gila Monsters pulled away with nine runs in the third inning.
Kiana Spencer was on the slab for the Green and Gold. She surrendered seven runs on eight hits over two and a third innings, striking out two. Santana Parra threw two and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
YC racked up eight hits in the game. Jaydee Boursaw, Kylie Brown, and Neenah Pangilinan all managed multiple hits. Boursaw hit her 42nd career home run in the second inning.
Yavapai takes a break from conference play hosting Seward County Community College, KS on Tuesday, March 13th. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM.