BASEBALL: Pima splits road games

By STEVEN FOWLER

The Pima Community College baseball team lost two games against Scottsdale Community College on March 22.

The Aztecs were behind 12-5 at the end of the fourth inning and ended up losing 13-8 after an attempted comeback.

Pima lost the second game 12-2 with the Artichokes taking another early lead in the second inning with five runs.

Pima won one of two games March 17 against South Mountain Community College and Seminole State College.

The Aztecs lost a tough matchup against South Mountain 5-2 after blowing an early 2-0 lead.

Sophomore Daniel Tolano, who pitched three and one-third innings, allowed four runs on five walks and two hits.

In game two, the Aztecs avenged their loss by defeating Seminole State 7-4. Despite falling behind in the fourth inning, PCC responded with six runs including a two-run double by sophomore Al Cruz.

The Aztecs lost 11-2 in a home game against Cochise College on March 15.

PCC’s bats were shut down through six innings. Entering the seventh, sophomore Hunter Green put Pima on the board with a RBI triple. In the eighth, sophomore Jacob Northrup drew a walk that loaded the bases but his team wasn’t able to capitalize.

On the mound in relief, freshman Ernesto Romero went three and two-third innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks. Green finished 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI while freshman Frankie Ortiz went 1-for-1 with a run scored.

PCC split a doubleheader against Yavapai College in an ACCAC conference matchup at the West Campus on March 12.

The Aztecs took game one, winning 6-5. In the ninth inning, Pima held a 4-1 lead but Yavapai scored five runs to take a 5-4 lead. The Aztecs put the game behind them after scoring two runs.

Ramirez went 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Sophomore Ryan Ramsower went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

In game two, PCC lost to the Roughriders 8-4. The Aztecs took a 3-2 lead in the second inning and scored once in the eighth. Ramirez and Ramsower led the team with two hits apiece. Freshman Miguel Figueroa took the loss.


 

ON DECK

March 25: Monroe CC, West Campus, 2 p.m.
March 26: South Mountain CC, West Campus, doubleheader, noon, 2:30 p.m.
March 29: @ Eastern Arizona College, doubleheader, noon, 2:30 p.m.
April 2: Cochise College, West Campus, doubleheader, noon, 2:30 p.m.
April 5: @ Central Arizona College, doubleheader, noon, 2:30 p.m.

Sophomore Al Cruz swings at the pitch. Cruz hit a two-run homer in a March 17 game. Photo courtesy PCC Athletics

Sophomore Al Cruz swings at the pitch. Cruz hit a two-run homer in a March 17 game.
Photo courtesy PCC Athletics

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