Aztecs swing into good start

By DEANNA SHERMAN

The Pima Community College softball team (6-1, 4-0 in ACCAC) picked up its second straight conference sweep on Feb. 10 at the West Campus.

The Aztecs beat Mesa Community College as the pitching staff of sophomore Alexis Alfonso and freshman Odalis Orduno held the Mesa offense.

Sophomore Brianna Quiroz went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and a sacrifice for the day.

Alfonso picked up the win after she went four innings and gave up one run (one earned) on two hits with two strikeouts.

Pima started off ACCAC conference play on Feb. 3 in a big way as it swept Scottsdale Community College at the West Campus.

Alfonso pitched a complete-game shutout as the Aztecs won the first game 1-0.

Down 5-3 heading into the fourth, the Aztecs loaded the bases and Fabing stepped up and hit a grand-slam to right field to put the Aztecs up 7-5.

PCC played three games to open the 2015 season on Jan. 31 in Henderson, NV.

The Aztecs went 2-1 in the first day of the College of Southern Nevada Kick-Off Classic.

Freshman Sierra Cuestas finished 7 for 7 with a walk in the three games.

Sophomore Jackie Hernandez was 5 for 12 with five RBIs while freshman Araceli Peralta went 6 for 9 with seven runs scored.

Pima lost the final game of the day against the College of Southern Nevada 13-4 in five innings.

Alfonzo took the loss (1-1) after pitching 2/3 of an inning.

Peralta was 1 for 2 with two runs and an RBI for the game.

Cuestas was 2 for 2 with a run scored.

Pima’s second game went into extra innings but the Aztecs upset No. 18 Salt Lake City Community College (Division I) 6-5 in eight innings.

The Aztecs trailed 4-0 after three innings and broke the tie in the eighth when Christine Olivas (Freshman) had the game-winning RBI.

 

Sophomore Jackie Hernandez sets up to bat during the Feb. 10 game. (Alfred Dicochea III/Aztec Press)

Sophomore Jackie Hernandez sets up to bat during the Feb. 10 game. (Alfred Dicochea III/Aztec Press)

 

ON DECK

Feb. 12: Yavapai College,
West Campus, 1 p.m.
Feb. 14: Glendale CC,
West Campus, noon
Feb. 17: @ South Mountain CC, Phoenix, 1 p.m.
Feb. 21: Phoenix College,
West Campus, noon
Feb. 24: Paradise Valley CC,
West Campus, 1 p.m.

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