SOFTBALL: Pima splits with South Mountain

By ROSE VALENZUELA

The Pima Community College softball team (26-16, 18-12 ACCAC) split a home doubleheader with South Mountain Community College on March 30.

PCC took game one 7-2, as sophomore pitcher Yvette Alvarez won her fourth consecutive decision. Alvarez (12-11) went the distance, giving up two runs on six hits and four strikeouts. She didn’t allow a walk in the contest.

Sophomore Noelle Medina hit a two-run double, while sophomore Gemma Contreras went 2 for 3 with a double and two stolen bases.

Freshman Stephanie Vejar (11-4) took the loss in the second game, as South Mountain prevailed 3-1.

Sophomore Aubre Carpenter was 3 for 3 from the plate.

PCC turned the tables on Glendale Community College on March 26, going on the road to sweep the Gauchos 14-1 and 8-0.

Glendale had swept the Aztecs in Tucson on Feb. 9.

Alvarez picked up a pair of victories.

Sophomore catcher Alejandra Ortiz had two RBI singles in the first inning of game one, and finished with four RBIs. Medina launched a three-run bomb in the third inning to put Pima up 13-1.

In game two, Alvarez went the distance, striking out six and walking one. She also went 3 for 4 from the plate, including a solo round-tripper in the fourth inning.

Sophomore Shawna Comeaux went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, while freshman Stacey Ramirez swiped three bases.

Pima split a road doubleheader against Yavapai College on March 19, losing the first contest 3-2 before coming back to stomp the Roughriders 14-3 in game two.

Though she went the distance, Alvarez took the loss in the first game, giving up three earned runs on seven hits. She struck out four, and dropped to 8-11 on the season.

PCC exploded with three homers in the second contest, and scored six runs in the third and fifth innings.

Medina started the carousel with a two-run bomb in the first. She also had a double and scored two runs in the game.

Sophomores Cynthia Pelayo and Ortiz also went deep for Pima.

Vejar notched her 10th victory against just two losses this season, giving up three runs on six hits.

PCC took part in the Deanna Mauer Classic in Casa Grande on March 15-16. The Aztecs split a pair of games on the second day.

The Aztecs dropped their first game 4-2 in extra innings to Clackamas County Community College (Ore.).

Freshman Stephanie Ramirez drove in Medina in the seventh to knot it at two, but Pima couldn’t hold off Clackamas.

Medina was 2 for 3 with two runs scored in the game. Alvarez absorbed the loss on the mound.

In game two, Pima downed Odessa College (Texas) by a final of 6-1.

Freshman pitcher Corrie Ward went the distance to run her mark to 2-1 on the year. Ward gave up one run on nine hits, striking out four and walking two.

Freshman Alyssa Guevara stroked a two-run RBI double in the fifth inning, while Alvarez went deep with a two-run bomb in the sixth.

Pelayo went 3 for 3 with a double in the contest.

On March 15, Howard College (Texas) blanked PCC 2-0 in the Aztecs’ first game of the day.

Alvarez had a good outing, but took the loss after surrendering two solo home runs. She gave up four hits and fanned five.

Pima only managed three hits against the stingy Howard pitching.

In its second game, PCC lost to Illinois Central College 5-3. Alvarez took the loss after coming in to relieve Vejar.

PCC scored a home sweep over Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 12.

In game one, the Aztecs turned a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth. PCC held on to win by the same score.

Alvarez picked up the win on the mound. She gave up three runs on eight hits, striking out five.

PCC pounded the visitors 12-1 in the second contest, as Vejar notched the victory.

Carpenter had a two-run RBI triple, and also scored twice. Alvarez went 2 for 2 with three RBIs and a pair of walks.

 

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April 2:  @ Phoenix College, 1 p.m.

 

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