Cummings walk-off and Udall's start solidify Aztecs baseball's sweep over Chandler-Gilbert CC

Freshman Cole Cummings hit a walk-off RBI single in the 7th inning to give the Aztecs a 4-3 win in the first game. He finished the day 4 for 7 with two RBIs and three runs scored. The Aztecs are 28-14 overall and 14-11 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Freshman Cole Cummings hit a walk-off RBI single in the 7th inning to give the Aztecs a 4-3 win in the first game. He finished the day 4 for 7 with two RBIs and three runs scored. The Aztecs are 28-14 overall and 14-11 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College baseball team (28-14, 14-11 in ACCAC) bounced back to close out the week with an ACCAC conference sweep on Saturday against Chandler-Gilbert Community College (20-21, 9-17).
Freshman Cole Cummings finished the day going 4 for 7 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

  • Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 4, Chandler-Gilbert CC Coyotes 3: Cummings hit a walk-off RBI single on a 1-0 count in the 7th inning to complete the comeback victory.
    Sophomore Garett Lake led off the 7th with a double. Sophomore Jacob Jacome sacrificed him over to third base to set up Cummings' at-bat.
    The Coyotes loaded the bases with two outs in the top half of the 7th but sophomore Phillip Sikes got a strikeout to end the inning.
    The Aztecs trailed 3-0 in the 4th inning but got on the scoreboard when Cummings scored on an error and Sikes hit a sacrifice-fly RBI to plate freshman JJ Rollon (Skyline HS).
    Cummings came through in the 5th inning with an RBI single to score sophomore Enrique Porchas (Kofa HS) to tie the game at 3-3.
    Sikes (2-1) picked up the win as he pitched two-thirds of an inning with two strikeouts and one walk. Sophomore Austin Bryan (Sahuarita HS) threw six and one-third innings giving up three runs (three earned) on 11 hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

CGCC     1 2 0 0 0 0 0  3  11  1
PCC        0 0 0 2 1 0 1  4   9   1

  • Game 2: Pima CC Aztecs 6, Chandler-Gilbert CC Coyotes 1: Sophomore pitcher Hayden Udall (Campo Verde HS) produced on the mound while sophomore Rafael Padilla (Nogales HS) did work with his bat.
    Padilla went yard with a three-run shot with one out in the 3rd inning scoring Cummings and Sikes.
    Padilla made it 4-0 with an RBI single in the 5th inning scoring Rollon. Sikes hit an RBI double in the 7th inning to score Cummings. The Aztecs added another insurance run in the 8th when Porchas scored after Rollon was hit by a pitch.
    Padilla finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs and a run scored. Sikes went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Rollon was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run while Cummings finished the game going 1 for 3 with two runs.
    Udall pitched a complete-game giving up one run (one earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. He threw 100 pitches (74 for strikes).

CGCC   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 7 0
PCC      0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 x   6 7 0

The Aztecs will play an ACCAC Division I doubleheader on Tuesday at Central Arizona College. First pitch is at noon.