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29 March 2017  
Roughrider softball sophomre Andrea Sotelo smiles after hitting a homer in game two against Pima Community College on Tuesday March 28th, 2017 at Bill Valley Field in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Roughriders Knock Four Homers In Doubleheader Sweep Against Pima Community College
PRESCOTT- The ACCAC first-place Yavapai College Roughrider softball team swept an afternoon doubleheader matchup against division-one Pima Community College on Tuesday, winning game one 9-1 and game two 4-2. The wins kept a four game gap between Yavapai College and second place Central Arizona College in the ACCAC conference standings.

“This is one we had to win,” Roughrider head coach Doug Eastman said. “Central is not going away, they win everyday. So we got consider every-time we step out on the field, we need to win the rest of the way out.”

Following a tie after two and half innings, Yavapai College would go on to score eight unanswered runs in the next three innings to pick up the mercy-ruled victory. Jaydee Borsaw, Raeylnn Rios, Mikayla Newham and Andrea Sotelo each picked up two hits in the ten hit Yavapai College attack with Rios and Boursaw each going yard. The homerun for Boursaw was her league-leading 20th on the season.

The offense was plenty for Roughrider sophomore Amy Robinson who picked up a complete game and her 14th win on the year, allowing four hits and one earned run in five innings pitched.

Game two would go a bit differently for Yavapai College as the Roughriders were slowed down by Pima Community College freshman Mandy Lorenson, who allowed only five hits and four runs across six innings while striking out five.

Andrea Sotelo would cause most of the damage with a two-run homerun in the first inning and solo shot in the fifth.

Roughrider freshman Kiana Spencer did not receive as much support as Robinson, however, she pitched just as well-going six and a third innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and striking out three.

“My curveball was working the most because it was jabbing them so they would either pop it up or hit a easy groundball to get the out,” Spencer said.

Robinson would come in for the save and complete the doubleheader sweep.

The close result of game two was a good tuneup for Yavapai College, who are used to a heavy offensive attack.

“It was good to have a close game like this, 4-2,” Eastman said. “It kind of teaches us to play defensive and make quality pitches and do all the things right. Postseason is going to be more like this.”

“The laughers are fun, they are fun for the fans, but they don’t teach us anything as far as composure in a tight game,” Eastman continued.

Yavapai College (33-4, 29-3 ACCAC) continues conference action with a doubleheader on Friday against Glendale Community College at Bill Valley FIeld in Prescott. In the matchup earlier this season, Yavapai College swept the Gauchos in a doubleheader by a combined score of 25-10. First pitch is noon.