Baseball | 03/05/2019
BSB: Errors Prove Costly in Losses to Yavapai
YUMA, Ariz. – Errors proved too much to overcome for Arizona Western Tuesday as the Matadors were swept by the Yavapai RoughRiders at Kamman Field.
In game one, three Matador errors turned into five unearned runs for Yavapai.
The Matadors fell behind 2-0 early but answered to tie the game with a pair of runs in the third inning. With the bases loaded, Carlos Arellano delivered a sacrifice fly, before Justin Greene singled in the tying run.
But the errors added up behind Matador starter Ramon Miranda. Yavapai regained the lead in the fifth after two were out. A two-out single prolonged the inning before a misplayed ground ball opened the door for the RoughRiders. Yavapai would score three unearned runs in the inning.
The RoughRiders cashed in another error in the sixth to make it a four run deficit which held up behind a complete game from their starter Tyler Smith for a 6-2 final.
In game two, Yavapai held a 1-0 lead into the top of the fourth when they strung together a pair of singles against starter Gabe Ponce.
Another Matador error opened the door for a five run inning for the RoughRiders.
Yavapai got the bats going in the fifth for five more runs including a three-run homer from Christian Encarnacion-Strand.
The Matadors put together some offense in the seventh pushing across a pair of runs but the game ended 14-3 after seven innings.
Arizona Western concludes the homestand with an overall record of 17-7, and an 8-4 ACCAC record.
The Matadors are back in action on Saturday, traveling to Glendale for a double-header beginning at noon.
Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma.