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Roughriders Secure Region 1 Championship

The Roughrider softball team is the 2016 NJCAA Division I Region I Champions! On Saturday, Yavapai beat the #1 seeded Eastern Arizona College, 5-2, to claim the title and the right to advance to the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, UT on May 18-21. The last time the Riders were in the National Tournament was in 2011 when they won their second National Championship. Saturday started with the Roughrid ...

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Softball Advances to the Regional Championship

Dustie Durham was strong at the plate and on the rubber in carrying Yavapai College Roughriders Softball team to a 6-5 victory over Central Arizona College on Saturday in Thatcher AZ. Durham racked up three RBIs on two hits for YC. She singled in the fifth inning and homered in the seventh inning. Durham put together a nice outing. Durham held Central Arizona hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, ...

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Softball Dominates Opening Round Playoff Game

A great effort by Andrea Sotelo spurred Yavapai College softball team to a 7-3 win in the first round of the NJCAA Region I Division I Tournament over Arizona Western College on Friday at Thatcher. Sotelo rocked the Matadors with three home runs. Andrea Sotelo went 3 for 4 in the game with four RBIs and three runs scored. She homered in the first, fifth, and sixth innings. Amy Robinson recorded the win for ...

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Roughriders Fall to the Bears

The Roughrider softball team dropped a doubleheader in the final day of the 2016 regular season. Yavapai lost to the NJCAA Division II #2 ranked team Phoenix College, 2-0 and 7-3. Yavapai concludes the regular season at 44-14 overall and 33-12 in the ACCAC standings. The Roughiders failed to provide enough offense to beat Phoenix on Saturday despite Amy Robinson's stellar six-inning performance. YC took the ...

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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 Mountai ...

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Roughriders Sweep Gauchos

The Roughrider softball team moved into a tie for second place in the ACCAC Division I race Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep over Glendale Community College, 8-0 and 16-6. The sweep and an Arizona Western College split propel the Riders into that two-spot, one game out of first place. YC is now 43-11 overall and 35-9 in conference action. A seven-run explosion in the fourth inning lifted the Gre ...

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Roughriders Trample Thunderbirds

The #17 ranked Roughrider softball team swept an ACCAC doubleheader Tuesday afternoon over Mesa Community College in Mesa, 7-4 and 5-3. Yavapai is now 33-9 in conference action and 41-11 overall. In the first game, Karissa Pena knocked in three runs, helping YC to the 7-4 victory. She homered in the second inning. Amy Robinson pitched lights out for the good guys. Mesa managed just four hits off of Robinson ...

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Softball Dominates ACCAC Weekly Awards

For their efforts last week, YC softball pitcher Amy Robinson was named the ACCAC DI Pitcher of the Week and YC infielder Andrea Sotelo was named the ACCAC Player of the Week. For Robinson, this is the fourth time this season that she has won the weekly award. It is the second time that Sotelo has received the recognition. On the week, Robinson was 3-0 in 17 innings pitched. The Grants Pass, Oregon native d ...

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Roughriders Dominate Coyotes

The #17 ranked Roughrider softball team swept a doubleheader Thursday afternoon from Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 4-0 and 15-0. YC improves their overall record to 39-11 and their ACCAC mark to 31-9. Chandler-Gilbert falls to 4-37 on the year and 4-34 in league play. Thursday was a great day for Amy Robinson, as Robinson tossed the shutout. Robinson kept the Coyotes off the scoreboard for all seven i ...

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Softball Continues Their Winning Ways with a Sweep of Scottsdale

The #18 ranked Roughriders softball team swept an ACCAC doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field over the visiting Artichokes from Scottsdale Community College, 8-0 and 7-6 (9 innings). Yavapai has a 37-11 overall record and a 29-9 conference mark. Scottsdale falls to 14-36 on the year and 13-26 in league play. In the opener, Amy Robinson got the win for the Roughriders. She tossed six innings o ...

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