Roughrider baseball wins 1 of 2 in Phoenix
The Daily Courier
Originally Published: March 11, 2015 6:01 a.m.
COLLEGE SOFTBALLYavapai 13 - 3 Glendale 2 - 5Yavapai College's softball team split a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon with Glendale, winning the opener, 13-2, before losing the second game, 5-3.YC's record now stands at 19-13 overall and 13-9 in the Arizona Conference. Glendale sits at 11-11 in the conference.In the first game, Yavapai used an 11-run fifth inning to lift the squad to a run-ruled victory.Glendale led 1-0 after the first inning. The Roughriders took the lead in the third on a run-scoring single from Nicole Matta. Later that inning, Matta scored on a sacrifice fly from Lynea Klemmedson.In the decisive fifth, YC batted around, resorting to 'small ball' to get the job done.Matta racked up two RBIs on two hits and Klemmedson went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs to pace the Roughriders at the dish.On the pitcher's slab, Samantha Blair got the victory, allowing two runs over five innings. Blair struck out two, walked one and gave up seven hits.In the second game, YC tied the score at 3-3 in the sixth inning only to surrender two runs in the bottom of the frame. Yavapai was unable to muster a comeback in the top of the seventh, losing 5-3.Prescott's own Sydney Forray had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. She doubled in the second inning and had a homer in the fourth. Sarah Ingegneri was 2-for-3 with a run scored.In the pitcher's circle, Saria Camacho took the loss for Yavapai. She lasted one inning, allowing two runs with a strikeout and a walk.At noon Saturday, March 14, YC returns home to Bill Vallely Field in Prescott for a conference twinbill versus South Mountain. Last month, the teams split a doubleheader, with Yavapai winning the first game, 2-0, and the Cougars winning the nightcap, 3-2.Yavapai's Forray named ACCAC D-1 Player of WeekOn Tuesday, the Roughriders' Forray was named the Arizona Conference's Division 1 Softball Player of the Week for the week ending March 7.The freshman, a former Prescott High star, went 11-for-17 at the plate with three homers and two doubles. Forray accounted for seven RBIs and scored seven runs in guiding Yavapai to a 4-1 record this past week.COLLEGE BASEBALLGateway 8, Yavapai 0Yavapai 12, Mesa 6The NJCAA No. 11-ranked Roughriders' baseball team split a doubleheader in the Phoenix area on Tuesday, getting blanked by Gateway in the afternoon before rallying to defeat Mesa in the evening.Although these are Arizona Conference opponents, the games were played as non-league contests.Against Mesa, Yavapai came from behind late, scoring seven runs in the top of the ninth inning before going on to win, 12-6.Next up, Yavapai (17-7 record) will take on Northeastern Junior College at noon Thursday at Roughrider Park in Prescott.