BASEBALL: Road warriors traveling early

February 7, 2013

By ROSE VALENZUELA The Pima Community College baseball team visited Las Vegas for a work trip on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, going 1-3 in the College of Southern Nevada Tournament. The Aztecs split their two games on the tournament’s second day, pounding the College of Southern Idaho 10-2 and dropping a 3-2 heartbreaker to the College […]

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BASEBALL: Team replaces key players with talented freshmen

January 24, 2013

By ROSE VALENZUELA College baseball season is right around the corner, and the Pima Community College squad is eager for it to begin. It’s finally time for the players to show off their skills and everything they have worked on the past several months, including during fall ball. This year’s baseball team is full of […]

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BASEBALL, SOFTBALL: Fall ball in full swing at West Campus

September 27, 2012

By STEVE CHOICE People might suspect that the baseball and softball diamonds at Pima Community College’s West Campus lay dormant during the offseason. But those suspicions would be off base. The two squads can be found between the lines this time of year, practicing and playing exhibition games to keep their skills sharp and allow […]

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Padres Triple-A players eager to learn

April 19, 2012

By MYLO ERICKSON   Tucson Padres players say they are looking forward to the year and hope to improve on last season’s 65-79 record. The San Diego Padres’ triple-A affiliate kicked off its 2012 season on April 5 in Tucson’s Kino Sports Complex. “I’m glad to make the jump to triple-A,” outfielder Sawyer Carroll said. […]

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BASEBALL: PCC splits Phoenix College doubleheader

April 5, 2012

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College split a double-header at home on April 3 against Phoenix College. Pima lost 3-2 with the starting pitcher sophomore Pepe Gomez went six and one-third innings, allowing two hits and one earned run, with five strikeouts and three walks. Freshman pitcher Santiago Romero took the loss by giving up […]

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Pima comes out swinging

March 22, 2012

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL   The Pima Community College baseball team faced Glendale Community College March 20 at home and swept the Gauchos 9-0 and 6-0. Julio Felix got the victory in game one and Juan Vega pitched for the victory in the nightcap. Pima got stellar pitching from sophomores Pepe Gomez and Garrett Taggart on […]

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Alumnus Heredia went pro

February 21, 2012

By MYLO ERICKSON Nogales native Gilbert “Gil” Heredia, who spent 10 years on Major League Baseball teams, played for Pima Community College in the early ‘80s. During his tenure as an Aztec, the right-handed pitcher led Pima in innings pitched (247) and strikeouts (151). His 21 wins were the second-highest for the team. The 1985 […]

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Will practice make perfect?

February 21, 2012

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College’s baseball team had a split on the road in Coolidge on Feb. 18 against Central Arizona College. The Aztecs won the first game 5-4 as Alexis Batista drove in Zach Sweety on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning to give Pima its winning run. Batista […]

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Players get ball rolling

February 9, 2012

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College’s baseball team got their bats swings in a weekend-long tournament in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-3. To close out the second day of the tournament, the Aztecs played back-to-back games against Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah and College of Southern Nevada. In the Sunday game against USU-Eastern, Pima beat […]

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MLB throws some curves

January 26, 2012

By MYLO ERICKSON Major League baseball will have a couple of changes coming in the next couple of years. Commissioner Bud Selig has decided to add two more teams to the playoff races. This change could happen as soon as the 2012 season. There will be two wild card teams that make it to the […]

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Baseball team seeks pitching success for 2012

December 8, 2011

By AMY ZAMBRANO After being swept last year in the semi-finals by Central Arizona College, the Pima Community College baseball team is preparing to return strong for spring ball in 2012. The team ended last season with a 29-27 record. Assistant coach Ernesto Durazo called last year’s season a learning experience for both players and […]

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Ex-Aztec headlines baseball fiesta

September 29, 2011

By AMY ZAMBRANO Former Pima Community College baseball player Erubiel Durazo leads a list of Mexican stars coming to Tucson for a tournament. Kino Stadium will host Vamos, a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta Oct. 7-9. Durazo, from Hermosillo, Sonora, went to Amphitheater High School and is one of the most noted Mexican Baseball League players. […]

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ONLINE EXTRA: Softball, baseball begin fall ball

September 15, 2011

Story and photo by JOEL GANTT The Pima Community College softball team has begun preparations for the 2012 season with the start of their fall schedule and will return two first team All-Americans. Pima currently has nine sophomores including catcher Alejandra Ortiz, trnasfer from Yavapai College, and 13 freshmen. Pitcher Mari Contreras led the Arizona […]

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Summer recap: Aztec sports ranked no. 22 in the nation

September 1, 2011

By MYLO ERICKSON Daniels photo by ED ADAMS Contreras photo by JAMES KELLEY Pima Community College stayed in the top 25 of the national ranking of athletic departments, but slipped a bit. In the 2010-11 rankings, PCC dropped six spots, to No. 22 from its all-time best No. 16 in 2009-10. The National Alliance of […]

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