The Yavapai College baseball team is set for a pair of doubleheaders this week as it travels to Glendale on Tuesday and hosts GateWay on Saturday.
Baseball gets underway at noon on Tuesday in Glendale, Arizona, where the Roughriders will play the Glendale Community College Gauchos with game one’s first pitch scheduled for noon. After a few off days, the Roughriders host the GateWay Community College Geckos on Saturday at Roughrider Park with first pitch for game one scheduled for noon.
Live stats for both games will be available on GoRoughriders.com/Live while Saturday’s home games will also have live streaming.
Glendale comes into its doubleheader with YC with an overall record of 19-17-1 and conference record of 9-11. The Roughriders and Gauchos opened their seasons with a four-game series back in January with Yavapai winning three of the games in addition to the teams tying once.
GateWay comes into its matchup with the Roughriders with a 13-22 overall record and 8-12 record within the conference. Before heading to Prescott on Saturday, the Geckos will play South Mountain on the road on Tuesday and at home on Wednesday.
Despite splits with Paradise Valley and Mesa in their latest action, the Roughriders recent ten-game win streak has helped propel them to a 22-11-1 overall record and 12-8 conference record.
At the plate, Ben Zeigler, Travis Warinner, Ryland Zaborowski, Alton Gyselman, Sean Rimmer, JT Taylor, Ethan Thomas, Barrett Skaugrud, Amari Bartee, Jo Stevens, Kade York and Rocco Gump all have batting averages above .300 while Zeigler, Zaborowski, Gyselman, Rimmer, Taylor, Thomas, Bartee and Stevens all have three-or-more homers.
Player To Watch
Sophomore righty Nate Ward has earned a victory in each of his last three starts and also defeated the Gauchos to open the season for the Roughriders back on January 28.
One Last Thing
Home cookin’: after their doubleheader with Glendale, the Roughriders play 14 of their final 18 regular-season games at Roughrider Park where they have an 11-1 record.
– D.J. Irwin