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Roughrider Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Despite Snow Storm
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01 April 2017  
Roughrider pitcher Kiana Spencer battles the snow and throws a pitch against Glendale Community College on Friday March 31st, 2017 at Bill Valley Field in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Roughrider Softball Scores 24 Runs and Thows a Combined No-Hitter in Doubleheader Sweep
PRESCOTT- The ACCAC first place Yavapai College Roughrider softball team swept a doubleheader against the Glendale Community College Gauchos via two mercy-rule results while playing through a snow storm at Bill Valley Field on Friday afternoon.

 

“it was good to get the shortened games,” said Roughrider head coach Doug Eastman who mentioned a fear the games might not be completed due to weather conditions and thanked the fans who braved the conditions to come watch. “Two wins today, girls played well, hit the ball well.”

The Roughriders had the offense going early as Yavapai College scored seven runs in the first inning and added another seven unanswered runs across the second and third inning. Glendale Community College got two runs back but Yavapai College matched the two runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning and completed the 16-2 mercy ruled victory by holding the Gauchos scoreless in the fifth.

Yavapai College scattered sixteen hits in game one with Jaydee Boursaw being the main force, going four for four with a homerun, two doubles and four RBIs. Meanwhile, Raelynn Rios was three for four with four runs batted in.

The support was enough for Amy Robinson who pitched three innings and picked up the win only allowing three hits.

In game two, the snow started to fall but that didn’t stop Kiana Spencer and Santana Parra from combining to toss a no-hitter against Glendale Community College.

“The ball gets wet, your fingers and hands gets wet,” said Spencer who pitched four innings and struck out three, picking up the win. “There’s nothing really you can do about it besides just play through it.”

While not as potent as in game one, the Roughrider offense was able to mercy rule Glendale Community College again in game two. Yavapai College jumped on the board with five runs in the first inning. After adding one more in the fourth inning, Boursaw stepped up the plate and hit her second homer of the day, a two-run shot, giving Yavapai College the necessary 8-0 lead to mercy-rule Glendale Community College in the next half inning.

“I was just looking for something up in the zone,” said Boursaw. “We went out there and we played our game, did what we were supposed to do. We put up the runs like we needed to and played defense like we needed to.”

The homerun was Boursaw’s 21st of the season and set new Yavapai College record for most homers in a season.

Yavapai College remains in conference action on Tuesday as the Roughriders host Mesa Community College for a doubleheader starting at noon. In a meeting earlier this season, Yavapai College picked up a doubleheader sweep by scoring a combined 33 runs across the two games.