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Roughrider baseball team drops 2 in home opener

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<br>Yavapai’s Stephen Carbajal fires a pitch toward home plate Wednesday afternoon during the Roughriders’ 2014 home opener against Salt Lake in Prescott.

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<br>Yavapai’s Stephen Carbajal fires a pitch toward home plate Wednesday afternoon during the Roughriders’ 2014 home opener against Salt Lake in Prescott.

The visiting Salt Lake City Bruins spoiled the Yavapai College baseball team's 2014 home opener Wednesday afternoon by sweeping a doubleheader in Prescott.

The Roughriders, who had won four of five to open the season before making their spring debut at home, lost 4-3 in the opening game and 10-5 in the nightcap. Salt Lake, meanwhile, had lost two of its first three of the season before visiting Prescott.

The Bruins rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh inning in the seven-inning opener. YC got off to a 1-0 lead in the second inning, and added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Freshman catcher Zach Willis' RBI-single ended up being the winner for Salt Lake.

In the second game, the Roughriders found themselves down 5-0 by the fourth inning, but stormed back with a 4-spot in the bottom half of the fourth.

Salt Lake (3-3) answered with a run in the sixth and four more in the eighth to break the game open, although Yavapai out-hit the Bruins 12-7 overall.

Salt Lake's southwest swing continues Friday and Saturday with four games at the annual Coyote Slug-out Tournament in Las Vegas.

Yavapai (4-3) continues its home stand when the South Mountain Cougars visit Roughrider Park for a Saturday doubleheader starting at noon. YC is in the midst of five straight ballgames in Prescott and seven of eight at home overall.

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