Softball: Pima sweeps No. 2 Phoenix College

By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ

The Pima Community College softball team (33-9, 28-8 in ACCAC) have preformed great recently winning their last six games.

The Aztecs won a two game sweep at No. 2 Phoenix College on April 7.  Freshman Christine Olivas led the Aztecs going 4 for 6 from the plate and added four RBIs on the day. Freshman Alexis Ayala had a dynamic performance going 4 for 7 at the plate with three RBIs, a run scored and a two-run homer.

The Aztecs took a close 9-8 win in the first game fending off a late surge by Phoenix College.  Pima started the game with an impressive first inning scoring seven runs.

Pima took grabbed a 6-4 victory in the second game. Freshman Odalis Orduno (9-4) grabbed the win pitching seven innings throwing two strikeouts.

With the win Pima handed Phoenix College their first sweep of the season breaking their 22-game win streak.

The Aztecs scored 21 runs in its doubleheader sweep against South Mountain Community College April 4 at the West Campus.

Freshman Sierra Cuestas finished the day 4 for 6 with six RBIs and three runs scored while

Sophomore Taylor Fabing went 3 for 5 with five RBIs and two runs scored.

Sophomore pitcher Alexis Alfonso (19-3) picked up two wins on the mound.

Cuestas had a bases clearing three-run RBI hit and a solo home run as the Aztecs won the first game 11-3.

Teammate Cuestas was 2 for 3 with four RBIs and two runs scored while Fabing was 2 for 2 with three RBIs and a run scored.

Freshman Araceli Peralta had an RBI single in the 2nd inning and went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Freshman Jackie Hernandez was 3 for 4 with an RBI single in the 4th and two runs scored.

Alfonso picked gave up three runs on six hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

The Aztecs beat the Cougars 10-2 in the second game.

Cuestas hit an RBI single in the 2nd inning and an RBI double in the 4th. Fabing added a two-run homer in the 4th.

Fabing finished 1 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Olivas was 1 for 2 with two RBIs.

Freshman Kalynn Martinez was 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored while freshman Alexis Ayala went 2 for 2 with an RBI triple in the fourth and a run scored.

Alfonso got her 19th win as she gave up two runs on seven hits with one strikeout.

Pima got back on track March 31 as it snapped a three-game losing streak with a sweep at Glendale Community College.

Alfonso threw two shutouts on the day pitching 10 innings.

The Aztecs gave the Gauchos a huge blow out in the first game.

Pima beats Glendale CC in the first game 10-0.

Sophomore Keona Hunter hit a two-run RBI single in the 2nd inning.

Fabing was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Martinez finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Alfonso pitched five innings giving up five hits with six strikeouts and no walks.

The Aztecs took a 5-0 victory in the second game.

The Aztecs’ offense started off quick again in the early innings as they scored three runs in each the 1st and 3rd innings.

Freshman Christine Olivas hit a two-run RBI triple in the 1st while Alfonso hit a two-run home run in the 3rd inning.

Alfonso finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored.

Hernandez went 3 for 3 with three runs scored and an RBI while Martinez was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Pima lost two conference games on the road March 28 at Mesa Community College.

In their first game Pima lost 9-5.

Peralta finished the day 6 for 8 with three runs scored, two walks and a triple.

In their second game Pima lost 10-8 as the Aztecs rally was halted in the 7th inning.

Alfonso gave up eight runs on 11 hits with three walks.

Pima stranded 14 runners on base. Alfonso hit a solo home run in the 6th inning.

Freshman pitcher Odalis Ordu gave up 10 runs on 14 hits with one strikeout and two walks.

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Sophomore Taylor Fabing holds third base at an April 4 game against South Mountain Community College on Pima’s home field. (Photo courtesy of PCC Athletics.)


 

ON DECK

April 9: @ Chandler-Gilbert CC, Chandler, 1 p.m.

April 11: @ Paradise Valley CC, noon

April 14: El Paso CC,

West Campus, 1 p.m.

April 18: Central Arizona College, West Campus, noon

April 21: @ Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, noon

 

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