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Pima comes out swinging

Pima comes out swinging

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 […]

Alumnus Heredia went pro

Alumnus Heredia went pro

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 […]

Will practice make perfect?

Will practice make perfect?

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 […]

Players get ball rolling

Players get ball rolling

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 […]

MLB throws some curves

MLB throws some curves

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 […]

Baseball team seeks pitching success for 2012

Baseball team seeks pitching success for 2012

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 […]

Ex-Aztec headlines baseball fiesta

Ex-Aztec headlines baseball fiesta

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. […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Softball, baseball begin fall ball

ONLINE EXTRA: Softball, baseball begin fall ball

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

PLAYOFF UPDATE: Baseball swept by Central

PLAYOFF UPDATE: Baseball swept by Central

By JAMES KELLEY Photo by LEFTRICK HERD The Pima Community College baseball team was swept by Central Arizona College in the Region 1 semifinals. Top-seeded Central (46-12) finished off fourth-seeded Pima (29-27) 8-0 in Game 2 of the three-game series in Coolidge, Ariz. Freshman pitcher Jose Gomez started but was unable to record any outs. […]

PCC ends playoff drought, faces Central again

PCC ends playoff drought, faces Central again

Story and video by JAMES SARGENT Photos by LEFTRICK HERD The Pima Community College baseball team can mark their calendars for a best of three series against Central Arizona College on May 5 because they are heading to the Region I tournament. “We are going to pitch (Keith) Zuniga on Thursday and (Jose) Gomez on […]

Baseball tries to hold on to last playoff spot

Baseball tries to hold on to last playoff spot

By JAMES SARGENT The Pima Community College baseball team split a conference doubleheader against Yavapai College, winning the first game 12-7 and losing the nightcap 8-2. A press release was not available. Pima (24-22, 15-15 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) as of April 17 holds the last playoff spot by percentage points over Cochise College. […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson must support AAA Padres

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson must support AAA Padres

By JAMES KELLEY aztecpress@pima.edu Not that I would know, of course, but there can’t be many feelings better than failing a test and then getting to retake it. After Tucson failed to support its last Triple-A team, the Old Pueblo gets a second chance with a new team at baseball’s second highest level, the Tucson […]

ONLINE ONLY: Tucson Padres Slideshow

ONLINE ONLY: Tucson Padres Slideshow

By JAMES KELLEY Tucson new Triple-A team, the Tucson Padres, hosts the Salt Lake City Bees in the Padres’ first Military Appreciation Night. The Padres, taking a cue from their MLB parent, honors military every Sunday and dons camouflage uniforms. For more information go to TucsonPadres.com Follow us on Twitter for sports news and scores

Sibling pitchers find home in Tucson

Sibling pitchers find home in Tucson

Story by JAMES SARGENT Photo by JAMES KELLEY Softball and baseball has been the focal points in the lives of Taryne and Torry Mowatt. Both Taryne, 24, and Torry, 20, started playing tee ball when they were 4 years old. Their love for the game grew as the years went by and careers for both […]