Softball

SOFTBALL: Aztecs getting back to ‘normal’

April 19, 2012

By STEVE CHOICE   The Pima Community College softball team knows a thing or two about sweeping their opponents in doubleheaders. The Aztecs have accomplished the feat in 14 of 21 opportunities this season. That’s why it may have been a little surprising when the Aztecs recently split with two teams they had kicked around […]

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Softball: Red-hot Aztecs finally lose one

March 8, 2012

By AMY ZAMBRANO Pima Community College’s softball team split a doubleheader on the road against Phoenix College on March 6. The one loss ended a 14-game winning streak for the Aztecs.  PCC is now 23-5 and 18-2 in conference play. Pima won the first game 9-1, as pitcher Mari Contreras improved to 9-2 on the […]

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Aztecs continue their hot streak

February 21, 2012

By AMY ZAMBRANO The Pima Community College softball team wrapped up a successful stretch against Central Arizona College, Glendale Community College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Feb 11 and 14. The Aztecs continued their hot play and improved their record to 16-4 on the season. The look of victors was one they wore naturally in […]

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Pima women striking out the competition

February 9, 2012

By AMY ZAMBRANO   Pima Community College softball team is shining as they push their PCC record to 205-60. The Aztecs faced Eastern Arizona College on  Feb. 7, winning one of the two-game series. Sophomore Marina Contreras was marked as the losing pitcher in the first game, but struck out 10. Pima came back in […]

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Stopa leaves PCC for Louisburg College

January 26, 2012

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL Don Stopa, Pima Community College assistant baseball coach and sports information director, has been named head softball coach at Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C. “I really enjoyed my time in Tucson and I am glad I had a chance to be a part of a great athletic department and a great institution,” […]

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Enjoy the game with friends

January 26, 2012

By LARRY GAURANO   Everyone talks about feasting over the holidays. First comes Thanksgiving, with turkey and all the trimmings. Then come the December holidays, with more calorie indulgences. In January, we make New Year resolutions to lose the weight we have gained. But wait a minute… we have one more gluttonous holiday: Super Bowl […]

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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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