Softball

Two All-Americans return to the softball diamond

December 8, 2011

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Pima Community College’s softball team is ready to hit a home run this season with two returning first team All-Americans. The Aztecs are looking for All-Americans sophomore pitcher Mari Contreras and sophomore utility player Jessica Schneider to lead the team. Contreras topped the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference last season with 262 […]

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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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UA hires coach of PCC softball’s arch rival

July 7, 2011

By JAMES KELLEY 2007 Aztec Press file photo by KAT TURNER The University of Arizona has hired Yavapai College softball head coach and former Pima Community College skipper Stacy Iveson to coach their pitchers and catchers. Iveson played catcher for UA head coach Mike Candrea and is a former assistant UA coach. She won four […]

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Contreras named first team All-American

June 1, 2011

Jun. 1 PCC press release Aztec Press photo by JAMES KELLEY TUCSON, AZ – The Pima Community College softball team wrapped up a successful season in May as the team finished with a #9 ranking and an overall record of 51-14. The Aztecs also had some great individual efforts as four players have been recognized […]

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PLAYOFF UPDATE: Softball ends season one run from Nationals

May 6, 2011

Stories and photo by JAMES KELLEY The Pima Community College softball team suffered a heart-breaking loss to the hometown Region 1 championship favorites, and then Yavapai College ripped the Aztecs’ hearts out. Second-seeded Pima (51-14) could not take advantage of a one-game cushion as it lost both Regional championship games in Prescott, Ariz. The Aztecs […]

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ONLINE EXTRA: Softball star plays through pain

May 5, 2011

Story by LaBREAL YOUNG Video and photo by James Kelley Athlete, student, daughter, sister. These are just a few titles to give Mercedes Garcia. At the age of 20, Garcia plays softball for Pima Community College while juggling school, work and the emotional stress of having a sick mother. Garcia, a first baseman, is a […]

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ONLINE EXTRA: Pima seeks to ruin Yavapai’s season, earn Nationals trip

May 5, 2011

Story, photo and videos by JAMES KELLEY On May 6-7 at Regionals, the Pima Community College softball team will not only be able to punch a ticket to Nationals, it will have a chance for vengeance against top-ranked Yavapai College. The No. 9 Aztecs (49-12, 39-9 Arizona Community College Athletic Association) will travel to Prescott, […]

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ONLINE EXTRA: Softball runs win streak to 11 games

April 21, 2011

Story by JAMES KELLEY Photo by NARCISO THOMAS VILLARREAL Videos by JAMES SARGENT and JAMES KELLEY The Pima Community College softball team is hitting its stride, as the Aztecs have won 13 of their last 14, won 11 in a row and earned their sixth player of the week award of the season. Until it […]

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Sibling pitchers find home in Tucson

April 7, 2011

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 […]

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ONLINE EXTRA: Softball wins 8 straight, 2 more POWs awards

April 7, 2011

By JAMES KELLEY Video by NARCISO THOMAS VILLARREAL Mari Contreras photo by JAMES KELLEY Lindsey Weldon and Katie Asher photo by ANTHONY FRENCH The Pima Community College softball team is rolling, winning eight in a row and two player of the week awards in one week. For the week ending April 3, freshman Mari Contreras […]

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Softball moves up in the rankings, earns another POW

March 24, 2011

Story and photo by JAMES KELLEY As the Pima Community College softball team snapped a three-game losing streak and won six of their last seven games, accolades continued to come. The Aztecs (30-9, 20-6 Arizona Community College Athletic Association) moved up five spots in the rankings to No. 7. In addition, freshman infielder Jacqueline Deen […]

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Freshman proving to be a Jill of all trades for softball

March 10, 2011

Story and photo by JAMES KELLEY Freshman Jessica Schneider has had a memorable couple of weeks for the Pima Community College softball team, pounding the ball and even catching for the first time. Ever. Schneider is listed as a first baseman and third baseman on the roster and was named Region I, Division I Batter […]

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Softball makes it rain wins after bad loss

February 22, 2011

Story and photo by JAMES KELLEY Since the Pima Community College softball team was blown out on Feb. 8, it seems like only the weather can rain on its parade. After having their 10-game winning streak snapped by Eastern Arizona College and suffering a mercy rule 13-2 loss in the process, the No. 12 Aztecs […]

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Will you be my sports Valentine? Three years since the big inning for diamond couple

February 10, 2011

By HANNAH McLEOD Photo by ANA RAMIREZ In baseball and softball, there is the saying, “three strikes and you’re out!” but for Aubrey Baldwin and Cameron Blazevich, “three years and still dating” is their saying. Baldwin is the softball centerfielder for Pima Community College. She has been dating Blazevich, Pima’s baseball catcher, since high school. […]

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