College Baseball: Yavapai College splits with Phoenix College, clinches playoff spot
The Yavapai College baseball team split a road doubleheader Tuesday afternoon against Phoenix College.
YC (33-21 overall, 21-15 ACCAC) won the first game 7-1 and dropped the second game 5-2.
In the first game, Andrew Walter threw six strong innings to earn his fifth victory of the year. The sophomore scattered six hits and struck out seven.
Offensively, Josh Anderson was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Nolan Clark was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
In the late game, the Roughrider bats could only manage six hits with Ethan Leiter getting three and Tony Piazza knocking two. Piazza also drove in the only runs YC scored.
Zak Miller gave up all five runs for only his second loss of the year.
YC concludes the regular season at Glendale Community College on Saturday.
The first pitch will be at noon
As a result of the split coupled with a South Mountain CC victory over Glendale CC Tuesday afternoon, YC will finish in third place and will play the first round of the NJCAA Region I Division I playoffs at South Mountain CC on May 5.