After capping off a perfect 8-0 homestand last week and pushing its win streak to 10, the Yavapai College baseball team is set for a pair of doubleheaders this week and will face the Paradise Valley Pumas and Mesa Thunderbirds.
Baseball begins on Tuesday at noon in Paradise Valley, Arizona, where the Roughriders will play the Paradise Valley Community College Pumas twice. After a few off days, Yavapai hosts the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds on Saturday at Roughrider Park in Prescott, Arizona, with game one’s first pitch scheduled for noon.
Live stats will be available for both doubleheaders on GoRoughriders.com/Live while Saturday’s home games will also have live streaming available.
Paradise Valley comes into its matchup with Yavapai with an 18-14 overall record and 7-9 conference record. Last time out on the diamond, the Pumas fell to Madison College 9-7.
Mesa comes into this week’s matchup with Yavapai with an overall record of 16-13 and conference record of 6-10. Before the Thunderbirds head to Prescott on Saturday, they will play South Mountain at home on Tuesday and on the road on Wednesday.
The red-hot Yavapai College baseball team comes into its week of baseball as winners of 11 of its last 12 ballgames. The hot streak started on March 5 when the Roughriders split with No. 1-ranked Central Arizona on the road.
Following the split, the Roughriders swept No. 14-ranked Scottsdale on the road, No. 12-ranked Phoenix at home, No. 8-ranked Arizona Western at home, Arizona Christian at home and the Langley Blaze at home to go 8-0 on the homestand and capture a double-digit win streak.
At the plate, 12 Roughrider bats boast batting averages above .300 while seven Roughrider wings boast ERAs under 3.50 on the mound.
Players To watch
The lefty combo of freshman utility man Ben Zeigler and sophomore utility man JT Taylor have been smashing the cover of the baseball of late for YC. Zeigler is now hitting .481 this season with three bombs and 18 RBIs while Taylor is hitting .367 with five homers, 14 RBIs and a team-leading 26 runs scored.
One Last Thing
The Roughriders have smashed multiple homers-or-more in seven-straight games.
– D.J. Irwin