Yavapai College Roundup: Roughrider baseball team opens with split
The Yavapai College baseball team kicked off the 2010 season with a split in a doubleheader at Salt Lake Community College in Utah on Friday.
The Roughriders (1-1) opened with a 10-3 win, but fell in the nightcap 14-4.
Dustin Hobbs (1-0) was the Game 1 winner. He struck out seven, gave up one hit over five innings and allowed no earned runs.
DeMarcus Tidwell went 4 for 4 with a triple and a double. He had three RBIs and scored three times in the win.
YC's John Jones went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and scored two runs, while Tony Vocca was 2 for 5 with a double.
In Game 2, Riley Welch (0-1) gave up five earned runs on eight hits in three innings on the mound to take the loss.
Tidwell was 3 for 3 and scored a run. Cam Schiller was 2 for 4 and had two RBIs..
YC will play at the Community College of Southern Nevada today in a doubleheader.
Tyler Bremer and Casey Upperman will start on the mound.
Salt Lake CC 14 , Yavapai College 3
Yavapai College 12, Western Nevada CC 2
Defending NJCAA national champion Yavapai College opened its title defense with a split in the Mizuno Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas.
In the opener, Audrey Workman gave up five earned runs over three innings, walked five and fanned three in the loss.
Molly Brossart was 2 for 3 and score a run for YC. Danielle Muniz had a hit and an RBI, while, Emily Cooper had a double and scored a run.
In the nightcap, Alex Landon gave up one earned run on two hits, struck out two and walked for in the win.
Muniz, Alex Landon and Molly Brossart each went 2 for 3. Muniz had two RBIs and scored twice, while Brossart had a home run with four RBIs and Landon had a double.
"The first game we came out back on our heels. We were playing tentatively, and it showed. Salt Lake is a good team, but we can play with them when we are being aggressive," YC coach Stacy Iveson said. " We did a good job of coming back in the second of game. Overall I thought we had a good approach at the plate.
Our pitching staff needs to do a better job managing counts and working ahead of batters."