Defending Champion Roughriders Won 2, Lost 2 in Nevada

29 January 2017   Brad Clifford
The Yavapai Roughriders took part in the Border Battle tournament this weekend.

On the final day of the Border Battle in Henderson, Nevada, the Roughrider baseball team split a pair of games falling in the first game, 10-9 to Arizona Western College in a non-conference affair and YC beat Colorado Northwestern Community College, 4-2 in the nightcap. YC is now 2-2 on the season.

In the opener, Yavapai saw victory slip away when a seven-run fifth inning lead disappeared after a furious charge from Arizona Western, who ended up with the 10-9 win.

Zach Pederson started the game on the mound throwing 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit and struck out 3. Offensively, Dylan Enwiller, Carlos Viera, Trevor Edior and Caden Goldby had two hits a piece.

In the final game of the day, it took 10 innings to put away Colorado Northwestern. With the score tied at two in the tenth inning, Jaxxon Fagg came to the plate and homered, scoring Carlos Viera. Fagg racked up two RBIs on one hit.

Viera put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits. He singled in the first inning, tripled in the sixth inning, and doubled in the eighth inning.

YC returns to action in the home opener on Monday, February 6th against Salt Lake Community College. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00 PM at Roughrider Park.

The defending National Champion Roughrider baseball team split a pair of games on Friday with Yavapai College beating College of Eastern Utah in the season opener, 9-2 and dropping the second game, 7-4 to College or Southern Nevada. 

In the first game, YC scored three runs in the fourth scoring two runs on a two-run single by Jaxxon Fagg and a walk by Trevor Edior.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the fourth, with four lead changes.

Fagg racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Roughriders.

Jeddediah Fagg got the win in relief for Yavapai College. Fagg pitched 3 1/3 innings and allowed no runs.

Yavapai scored two runs in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with two more in the ninth.

In the nightcap, Yavapai jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 7-4 to Southern Nevada.

Jaxxon Fagg led the Roughriders offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored one run and had one RBI. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the eighth inning.

Andrew Gross looked sharp on the mound. Southern Nevada managed just two hits off of the righty, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his 3 2/3 innings of work.

The game's last lead went to Southern Nevada thanks to a fifth inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate.

Yavapai continues play on Saturday against Arizona Western College in a non-conference affair and Colorado Northwestern Community College in the last game of the day.