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Wins Keep Coming for Yavapai College Softball

07 March 2017  
Roughriders' catcher Jaydee Boursaw rounds the bases after hitting a homerun against Gilbert Community College on Saturday March 4th, 2017 in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Offense and Pitching Lead Way for Roughriders

PRESCOTT- The Yavapai College Roughrider softball team continues to show why they are one of the elite squads in the ACCAC with another doubleheader sweep against Gilbert Community College on Saturday, increasing their win streak to fifteen straight contests. Even with half the team battling a sickness, the Roughriders clicked on all cylinders as the team picked up a 8-0 win in game one an 11-0 victory in game two-both mercy rule finals.

“Today was a gut-check because you’re looking at thirteen or fourteen out of sixteen who have a horrible flu today (Saturday),” Yavapai College Roughrider softball coach Doug Eastman said. “For them to come out and put up those kind of runs, and pitch well and play defense, it’s what we needed today.

Freshman catcher Jaydee Boursaw provided a huge chunk of the Roughrider offense in game one. Boursaw blasted three homeruns in the contest which included a two-run shot, a grand slam and a mercy-rule walkoff. Boursaw had a three-homer day in high school but repeating the feat at the college level was important for the freshman.

“It’s huge, it gives me a lot of confidence in my hitting,” Boursaw said.

Meanwhile on the circle, Kiana Spencer enjoyed the support provided and pitched a complete game shutout while striking out seven and only allowing a hit.

The offense continued in the second game but it was more of a team effort as the Roughriders picked up twelve hits powered by multi-hit performances from Merceds Rowell, Mikayla Newham, Mariah Kalamaras and Haley Parson.

“We’re a deep team, we can hit one through nine,” Kalamaras said. “When we do that, we are a hard team to beat.”

Santana Parra picked up the second shutout of the day for Roughriders, pitching a complete game only giving up three hits and striking out three.

The Roughriders (21-2, 17-1 conference) are on the road Tuesday for a doubleheader against Scottsdale Community College at 1pm and 3pm.

Torrence Dunham

Torrence Dunham "TD" is a multimedia journalist who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.  Torrence is our PrescottValleyeNews.com Correspondent covering local news and events in Prescott Valley. He is also the lead sports correspondent and play-by-play pro for all our multimedia news sites. If he's not adding to his extensive sports bobble-head collection, he's talking baseball, his favorite. Follow him on Twitter: @Tadunham.