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SMCC Baseball Splits ACCAC Twibill with Yavapai College

SMCC Baseball Splits ACCAC Twibill with Yavapai College


The South Mountain Community College baseball team (10-11, 4-4 ACCAC) split an ACCAC home doubleheader against Yavapai College on Tuesday, Feb. 27, winning game one 11-5 in seven innings before falling 6-4 in game two. Freshmen Joe Terranova and Brady Lord and sophomores Jaden Miranda and Wylie Waters all had two hits in the game, one victory. Sophomore Karsen Waslefsky had three hits, including a triple, in game two of the doubleheader. 

Game One Recap  

Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, the Cougars exploded for eight runs in the frame and posted an 11-5, seven-inning victory. 

The game was a back-and-forth affair that saw the Roughriders score a run in the top of the first, followed by two Cougar runs in their half of the inning.

Yavapai tied the game in the third, and SMCC reclaimed the lead at 3-2 in the fifth before the sixth-inning dramatics.  

Terranova went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Miranda was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Waters was also 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Lord finished 2 for 3 with one run and two stolen bases. 

Sophomore Dominic Chacon drew two walks, stole two bases, and scored two runs, and sophomore Niko Rosell was 1 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs. 

Sophomore Alex Urias-Calvillo picked up the win with 1.1 innings of relief. He worked around three hits and one walk and allowed one unearned run.

Freshman Stephen Hernandez started the game for SMCC and 5.0 innings with five strikeouts, three walks, and four earned runs. Freshman Max Mazinter also saw time in relief for the Cougars. 

Game Two Recap

Game two was another tight contest, with the Roughriders breaking a 3-3 tie with a two-out, bases-loaded double in the top of the eighth. SMCC was able to push a run across in the ninth but could not complete the comeback. 

Waslefsky was 3 for 4 with a run scored, a stolen base, and his second triple of the season. Five other Cougars recorded a base hit in the loss, including a solo home run from freshman Landon Springmeyer. Terranova had a double, an RBI, and a sac fly, and Chacon stole his third base of the day. 

Freshman Christopher Mata took the loss with three earned runs in three innings of relief work. Sophomore Nikolas Miller started the game for SMCC and went 5.0 innings with four K's, two walks, and three earned runs. Sophomore Matthew Lighthall tossed an inning of relief as well.