By AMY ZAMBRANO
Pima Community College softball team is shining as they push their PCC record to 205-60.
The Aztecs faced Eastern Arizona College on Feb. 7, winning one of the two-game series. Sophomore Marina Contreras was marked as the losing pitcher in the first game, but struck out 10.
Pima came back in the second game, beating the Gilas 13-3. Freshman pitcher Yvette Alvarez notched the win, striking out two batters.
Freshman infielder Aubre Carpenter drove in three runs, going 4-4 on the team’s win. Freshman infielder Noelle Medina followed Carpenter’s lead, going 2-4, with two RBIs in the win.
Continuing with their winning streak, the Aztecs took both wins in a double header against Paradise Valley Community College on Feb. 4, 8-0 and 8-2 respectively.
Contreras was the winning pitcher in the first game with five strikeouts. Sophomore Monet Ormsby won the second game, recording four strikeouts.
Sophomore infielder Jessica Sipe has not gotten tired of being the key player for the Aztecs in their consecutive wins. Sipe’s home run in the bottom of the fifth ended the first part of the double header Jan. 31, against Scottsdale Community College.
The game ended with a final score of 9-0. Contreras was the winning pitcher, with nine strikeouts.
The second part of the doubleheader was no different. Pima defeated the Artichokes 12-0. Starting pitcher Alvarez went all five innings, with three strikeouts.
Contributors to the win included Carpenter, who went 2-3 with one triple, two runs and three RBIs. Sophomore infielder Jessica Schneider drove two runs in with her two doubles, going 2-2 at the plate. Sipe went 1-2 with one run, one RBI and a home run.
On Jan. 27, PCC headed to Las Vegas to compete against North Idaho College, Odessa College, Western Nevada College, Chattanooga State Community College, College of Southern Idaho, Snow College, El Paso Community College and Salt Lake Community College in Las Vegas Tournament play.
The Aztecs finished the tourney with a 5-3 record, bringing head coach Armando Quiroz’s 200th win for PCC softball team.