3/27/2012 10:40:00 PM Roundup: Yavapai softball shuts out Artichokes
The Daily Courier
After a delayed start, the Yavapai College softball team regrouped to sweep an afternoon doubleheader over Scottsdale Community College Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field, 8-0 and 2-0.
YC is now 39-6 overall and 27-3 in the ACCAC standings. YC has not allowed a single run in the past four games.
In the opener, Kat Macias threw a perfect game for her fifth victory of the year. The freshman pitcher struck out seven hitters over five innings.
Offensively, the reigning ACCAC Player of the Week Brandi Heimburg was 2 for 3 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI.
For her efforts last week, Heimburg was named ACCAC Division I Player of the Week.
It was the third time this season that a YC player had been honored. Alma Cortez and Estela Pinon also earned player of the week honors earlier in the season.
In both Roughrider wins last week, Heimburg was 4 for 5 with a home run, two doubles, four runs scored and three RBIs. The freshman leads the Roughriders with a .405 batting average and also leads the team in hits (51) and triples (3).
Ashleigh Seipel was 2 for 2 with three runs batted in. Brittany McCray was 1 for 3 with a homer run and two runs knocked in and Macias was 2 for 3.
Mel Willadsen got her 15th victory of the year, throwing a four-hitter and striking out five.
Heimburg was 2 for 3, McCray was 2 for 3 and Sam Wilson was 1 for 3 with a homer and an RBI.
Yavapai plays host to Paradise Valley Community College Saturday at noon.
Prescott 14, Kingman 4
The Prescott High softball team defeated Kingman, 14-4, in a run-ruled affair Tuesday afternoon in Prescott.
The Badgers scored 10 runs in the third inning, which was followed by three more in the fourth and one in the fifth. Megan Mendibles drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth. She finished 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs. The junior also pitched all five innings, giving up six hits and no walks with nine strikeouts.
Kingman scored all four of its runs in the top of the fifth.
Prescott's Kylie Holliday went 1 for 3 from the plate with an RBI, while Kaelin Packer was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Reeda McCarty finished 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBIs.
Gracie Lackey was 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Kristina Mazzella went 1 for 2 with an RBI.
Next up, Prescott hosts Camp Verde today at 3:45 p.m.
Ponderosa (Colo.) 12, Prescott 6
The Prescott High baseball team lost to Ponderosa, 12-6, Tuesday in the Coach Bob Invitational at Valley Vista High School in Surprise.
The Badgers (6-8) return to the diamond today, playing at Valley Vista at 6 p.m. The game is Prescott's second to last contest in the Coach Bob Invitational.
PHS struggled on the mound against Ponderosa, walking seven batters, which led to five runs.
Daniel Schleicher started for the Badgers, going 2 2/3 innings while giving up four walks and six earned runs. He also went 2 for 4 from the plate with an RBI.
Michale Pirante relieved Schleicher in the second. He pitched two innings and gave up five runs.
Dustin Martin pitched the final 1 1/3 innings.
Jacob Eder went 2 for 3 from the plate with 2 RBIs.