Dom Hamel to get the ball in game one today against
PHOENIX — Matt Novis and Channy Ortiz each had three hits, Christian Encarnacion-Strand recorded three RBIs and the Yavapai College baseball team used a six-run ninth inning to rout Phoenix College 10-0 on Saturday afternoon.
It is the fifth win in the last six games for the Roughriders (5-1, 0-0 ACCAC), which blanked the Bears 10-0 in game one of the doubleheader Saturday.
“We have some things to improve on but players are doing a good job of competing and making adjustments on game day,” Yavapai skipper Ryan Cougill said Monday night via text message.
The twin bill in Phoenix is not considered games in conference, according to Cougill.
Yavapai scored 10 runs without the benefit of a home run, but doubles by Logan Williams, Tyler Boggs, Jack Silverman, Boggs, and a triple by Gianni Tomasi, gave the hometown club 22 total bases.
In the leadoff spot, Novis was 3 for 4 with two walks and three runs scored, while Encarnacion-Strand was 3 for 6 with two runs scored. Boggs and Tomasi each had two RBIs in the rout.
The Roughriders scattered 14 hits as a team offensively.
On the mound, Riley Egloff threw just four innings, but allowed only one hit and struck out four on 64 pitches thrown. Trey Morrill pitched the final four innings, striking out six and allowing only one hit.
Williams hit a home run in the top of the second inning and had an RBI double during a six-run fifth for the Roughriders in a 10-0 win in game one Saturday.
William Sierra pitched three innings, allowing only one hit and struck out six to get the win during the five-inning affair Saturday.
The Roughriders are scheduled to travel south to Phoenix today for a doubleheader against Arizona Christian.
Dominic Hamel is scheduled to get the ball in game one against the Firestorm (6-4). Novis will get the ball in game two.
Hamel (1-0, 4.50 ERA) last pitched in the season opener for Yavapai, allowing only three runs in six innings in a 3-0 win over Gateway Community College on Feb. 1.
First pitch in game one is set for 1 p.m.
Brian M. Bergner Jr. is news/sports editor for The Daily Courier of Prescott News Network. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and SoundCloud at @TheEditorDesk. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-445-3333, ext. 1106.