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Preview: Yavapai College baseball, softball March 15-16
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Yavapai College Roughriders logo, Ol' Ruff. (YC/Courtesy)

Yavapai College Roughriders logo, Ol' Ruff. (YC/Courtesy)



Who: Yavapai at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

When: Friday, March 15, noon & 2:30 p.m.

Where: Chandler

Records: Yavapai College (14-7, 6-6 ACCAC) split a doubleheader with Pima Community College on March 9, winning the opener, 6-5, and dropping the second, 2-1; Chandler-Gilbert Community College (12-10, 4-8) plays Madison College March 14.

All-Time: Yavapai is 38-18 against the Coyotes.

Last Meeting: Yavapai split a doubleheader versus Chandler-Gilbert on March 27, 2018, losing the first game, 6-5, and winning the nightcap, 11-1.

The setting: The Roughriders were 10-18 on the road last year and are currently 14-7 on the road this season.

Players to watch: Yavapai – Logan Williams and Matt Novis; Chandler-Gilbert – Tristan Peters and Danny Donnnelly.

Coaches: Yavapai – Ryan Cougill (237-134, 7th season); Chandler-Gilbert – Russ Luce (11th season).

Fun Fact: For his efforts last week, Christian Encarnacion-Strand was named the ACCAC Player of the Week. … Yavapai leads the ACCAC in batting average (.325). … In the very first meeting between these two teams on March 27, 2001, Yavapai swept a doubleheader from the Coyotes, 9-8 and 13-1.

Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a 10 to 15 mph wind from the east.


Who: Yavapai at Pima Community College

When: Saturday, March 16, 1 & 3 p.m.

Records: Yavapai College (23-3, 14-2) swept a doubleheader at Eastern Arizona College on Saturday, March 9, 8-0 and 9-1; Pima Community College (12-11, 8-8) dropped a doubleheader to Phoenix College on Saturday, March 9, 7-0 and 7-3.

All-Time: Yavapai is 34-15 against the Aztecs.

Last Meeting: Yavapai swept a doubleheader from the Aztecs on March 27, 2018, 10-1 and 17-0.

The setting: The Roughriders were 25-8 on the road last year and are currently 23-3 on the road this season.

Players to watch: Yavapai – freshmen Shaylee Alani and Gabie Krueger; Pima – Letitia Casper and Vanezza Caldera.

Coaches: Yavapai – Doug Eastman (203-66, 5th season); Pima – Rebekah Quiroz.

Fun Fact: For her efforts last week, Shaylee Alani was named ACCAC Player of the Week. … Coach Doug Eastman’s record at Yavapai College is 201-66 in five years at Yavapai. The all-time leader for Yavapai in wins is Stacy Iveson with 226 victories. … In the ACCAC, Shaylee Alani is 2nd in RBIs (37). … Shaylee and Alexus Garza are 1st in home runs (8). … Yavapai has five players in the Top 10 in home runs: Alexus Garza (league leader with 8), Shaylee Alani (league leader with 8), Brianna Griffiths (7), Kylie Brown (6), Jessica Giacoma (5). … Shaye Pinner is third in the ACCAC in wins (11), second in strikeouts (95) and first in saves (4).

Weather Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 72.

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