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Yavapai softball falls in 1st round of NJCAA Tournament

Region 1 champs lose to Three Rivers; drop to loser's bracket.

YUMA, Ariz., (KYMA, KECY) - The Yavapai Roughriders softball team is making a lot of national noise, finishing the regular season with an impressive 34-5 overall record and a more impressive 19 game winning streak going into the National Junior College Athletic Association National Softball Tournament.

The Roughriders even dropped a very talented AWC Lady Matadors team all 6 times they played this Spring, including the Region 1 Tournament.

The Roughriders would sweep through the Region 1 Tournament to qualify for the national championship bracket in Yuma as a 7th overall seed, taking on 10th seeded Three Rivers in the opening round.

Yavapai pitching ace Emily Dix would be tested early against the Raiders on Tuesday night, as she gave up a 1 out RBI single in the top of the 1st.

Even though the Roughriders would even the score in the 4th, they couldn't stop the Raiders from putting 6 more runs on the board.

That would prove to be enough to end the Roughrider's winning streak at 19 games, taking the 7-4 loss.

Yavapai is now a loss away from elimination, as they next take on 15th seeded Trinity Valley out of Texas in the loser's bracket.

Opening pitch to that game will be at noon on the site of the Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex in Yuma on Wednesday.

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