PRESCOTT, Ariz. –Andrea Cline’s banner day helped the Lady Matadors snag a game-one victory before splitting with the Yavapai RoughRiders Tuesday afternoon.
Cline belted three-home runs in the opener, leading an 18-hit attack as the Lady Mats snagged a 14-8 victory.
Cline started things in the first with a two-run homer before Yavapai answered back with three runs in the bottom of the inning on a pair of doubles and a homer by Shaylee Alani.
The Matadors regained the lead on Sabrina Garcia’s bases-loaded double in the second.
But Yavapai answered back with two runs on three Matador errors.
Cassandra Valle’s solo homer in the third tied the game at five.
The game remained tied until the top of the fifth when Cline led the inning off with her second homer of the game. After two were out, the Mats added the rest of the onslaught as Chloe Garcia belted a two-run homer. Azalea Moore belted an RBI triple and scored on a Sabrina Garcia single.
Cline belted her third homer of the game by leading off the sixth to extend the lead and Valle punctuacted a three run seventh with an RBI double to push the score to 14-6.
Yavapai added two more in the bottom of the seventh before Koryne Coddington shut the door, earning her 19th win of the season and secured the 14-8 victory.
In game two, Yavapai responded to the Matadors run in the second with a five run frame. Alexus Garza’s two-run homer and Neenah Panglinan’s three-run homer opened up the lead.
The team’s traded two-run frames in the third but the RoughRiders extended their advantage in the fourth with a run to lead 8-3.
The Lady Matadors drew within two runs thanks to a three-run seventh but Yavapai closed the game with a six-run seventh inning to cause the double-header split 14-6.
Arizona Western is now 32-4 on the season and 23-3 in the ACCAC.
The Lady Matadors return home to Charlie Dine Field on Saturday hosting GateWay at for two games 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.