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Junior College Softball

NJCAA Division I, Region I Softball Tournament - Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5

At Bill Vallely Field, Prescott

All information courtesy, Yavapai College Athletic Department

Winner advances to NJCAA Division I National Tournament, May 16-19, in St. George, Utah

ADMISSION*

Friday, May 4

$10 per adult, $6 per student, children ages 6 and younger get in free

Saturday, May 5

$5 per adult, $3 per student, children ages 6 and younger get in free

  • No passes honored; YC students, faculty and staff must pay full price

TEAMS

1 seed: YAVAPAI COLLEGE

2 seed: Eastern Arizona College

3 seed: Arizona Western College

4 seed: Central Arizona College

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, May 4

Game 1: #3 Arizona Western vs. #2 Eastern Arizona, 9 a.m.

Game 2: #4 Central Arizona vs. #1 YAVAPAI, 11 a.m.

Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 4

Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 10 a.m.

Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 12:30 p.m.

Game 7: Game 6 winner vs Game 6 loser, 3 p.m. (If Necessary)

RECORDS

YAVAPAI: 49-10 overall, 41-7 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC)

Eastern Arizona: 49-10, 40-8

Arizona Western: 40-19, 34-14

Central Arizona: 36-23, 28-20

All-Time: YAVAPAI is… 32-14 vs. Central Arizona; 29-20 vs. Eastern Arizona; 29-15 vs. Arizona Western.

This season: YAVAPAI is… 3-1 vs. Central Arizona (Feb. 13 at Central Arizona – Central 7, Yavapai 3; Yavapai 15, Central 7. April 7 at Bill Vallely Field – Yavapai 12, Central 9; Yavapai 12, Central 10).

YAVAPAI is… 3-1 vs. Eastern Arizona (March 10 at Bill Vallely Field – Yavapai 10, Eastern 0; Eastern 12, Yavapai 4. April 24 at Eastern Arizona (Yavapai 11, Eastern 3; Yavapai 8, Eastern 6).

YAVAPAI is… 2-2 vs. Arizona Western (Feb. 24 at Arizona Western – Western 3, Yavapai 2; Western 7, Yavapai 3. April 10 at Bill Vallely Field – Yavapai 7, Western 0; Yavapai 9, Western 7).

The Setting: YAVAPAI is… 24-2 at Bill Vallely Field this season.

First-Ever Meetings: 1974… Central Arizona 10, YAVAPAI 0; YAVAPAI 16, Eastern Arizona 14. April 1, 1978… YAVAPAI 12, Eastern Arizona 2.

All-Conference/Region I players:

YAVAPAI – ACCAC/Region I Honorees… Jaydee Boursaw, Jaya Allen, Brianna Griffiths, Makayla Guerra, Santana Parra, Makea Kaluau and Neenah Pangilinan.

Eastern Arizona – ACCAC/Region I Honorees… Sala Pedebone, Lena Kotrys, Taylor Hollestelle, Pania Monk, Kendall Rauk and Czarina Lorta.

Arizona Western – ACCAC/Region I Honorees… Makenna Stram and Allison Betty.

Central Arizona – ACCAC/Region I Honorees… Kyrstan Garcia, Makiya Thomas, Aliya Ewell, Ashley Withers, Jessenia Miranda.

Coaches: YAVAPAI – Doug Eastman (179-61/4th season); Eastern Arizona – Kate McCluskey; Arizona Western – Nikki Bethurum; Central Arizona – Shelby Davis.

Fun Facts: Winner advances to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Central Arizona is the defending Region champion. YAVAPAI has won 2 National Championships (2009 and 2011). Central Arizona has won 12 National Championships (1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005). Arizona Western has won 2 National Championships (1983 and 1987).

Weather Forecast: Friday – Sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind, 7 to 9 mph. Saturday – Sunny, high near 83.

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