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Yavapai College Baseball: 'Riders lose two in Chino Valley

Photos by Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->TOP: Yavapai College’s Ashton McCoy, left, prepares to tag a Salt Lake City Community College player at Chino Valley High School on Thursday. BELOW: YC’s Robbie Ingram delivers to the plate versus Salt Lake City CC.

Photos by Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->TOP: Yavapai College’s Ashton McCoy, left, prepares to tag a Salt Lake City Community College player at Chino Valley High School on Thursday. BELOW: YC’s Robbie Ingram delivers to the plate versus Salt Lake City CC.

The Yavapai College baseball team had its chances versus visiting Salt Lake City Community College in a doubleheader at Chino Valley High School on Thursday - especially in Game 2 - but couldn't get the hits when it needed them most.

The Roughriders, who were playing at CVHS because their field was unplayable due to recent winter storms, dropped the opener 7-2, then the nightcap, 4-2.

"Offensively we really struggled," YC coach Sky Smeltzer said. "We had our opportunities, but lack of offensive production (cost us).

"(Salt Lake City CC) was definitely the better team today."

In Game 1, YC's Tony Piazza was 2 for 3 with an RBI; Dean Friedberg was 1 for 2 with an RBI; and Jonathan Rodriguez was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Roughriders pitcher Robbie Ingram gave up seven runs on eight hits and fanned three to take the loss.

In Game 2, Josh Anderson was 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Piazza also drove in a run.

David Zamura, who relieved starter Matt Schmit in the fourth inning, allowed for runs on two hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Schmit allowed three runs on one hit.

YC plays at Arizona Western College today at 2 p.m.

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