The Pima Community College baseball team (26-6, 19-5 in ACCAC) earned its seventh straight ACCAC conference sweep and 16th straight win on Tuesday at Cochise College (20-12, 13-9).
The Aztecs hit five home runs on the day. Freshman Parker Schmidt hit two homers and finished the day 4 for 9 with five RBIs and four runs scored. Freshman Jose Enriquez was 3 for 7 with four RBIs and a run while sophomore JJ Rollon (Skyline HS) went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, three runs scored and three walks.
- Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 7, Cochise College Apaches 6: The Aztecs rallied by scoring five runs in the 5th inning and taking the lead in the 6th.
The Aztecs trailed 6-1 heading into the 5th inning. Schmidt hit a lead-off double which was followed by freshman Alex Kelch's (Tucson Magnet HS) walk. Enriquez cut into the lead with a 3-run blast to make it 6-4. Freshman Daniel Durazo (Salpointe Catholic HS) singled and with one out, Rollon tied the game with a 2-run shot to center field.
In the 6th inning, Schmidt hit a lead-off solo homer to give the Aztecs the lead for good.
Schmidt finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Enriquez went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run. Rollon was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run. Kelch, Durazo and freshman Romeo Ballesteros (Salpointe Catholic HS) each scored a run.
Freshman Chaison Miklich picked up the win in a relief appearance going two and two-third innings giving up two hits. Freshman Kaden Palmer picked up his fourth save of the season after he got three groundouts in the 7th to end it.
PCC 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 7 11 2
COC 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 9 1
- Game 2: Pima CC Aztecs 11, Cochise College Apaches 6: The Aztecs took the lead in the 3rd inning and used an eight-run 4th inning to take control for good.
Schmidt hit his second home run of the day with a 2-run blast scoring freshman Fernando Loera, who drew a walk in the previous at-bat with one out.
After Rollon reached on an error to open the 4th, sophomore Terrell Huggins (Cienega HS) drilled a 2-run home run to put Pima up 4-0. With one out, Schmidt hit an RBI triple to score pinch runner Andre Greene (Rio Rico HS). Enriquez hit a sacrifice-fly RBI which was followed by Durazo's RBI single to plate Kelch to make it 7-0. Huggins had his second RBI hit of the inning with a double to score sophomore Angel Ochoa (Canyon del Oro HS).
Schmidt finished the game 2 for 5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Huggins went 2 for 5 with three RBIs and a run while Durazo was 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run. Enriquez went 1 for 4 with an RBI and Rollon finished 0 for 1 with two runs scored and three walks.
Freshman Jaren Jackson picked up the win (6-1) as he pitched seven innings giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
PCC 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 11 8 3
COC 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 6 8 3
The Aztecs return to the West Campus Aztec Baseball Field tomorrow as they step away from ACCAC conference play to host Community Christian College in a single game. First pitch is at 1:00 p.m.