Durazo-Corday and Caldera go yard twice as Aztecs softball splits with Eastern Arizona College

Sophomore Alizea Durazo-Corday (Pueblo HS) hit two home runs in the first game and finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs scored in Pima's 17-14 win over Eastern Arizona College. The Aztecs dropped the second game 5-3 and are now 8-9 overall and 6-6 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Sophomore Alizea Durazo-Corday (Pueblo HS) hit two home runs in the first game and finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs scored in Pima's 17-14 win over Eastern Arizona College. The Aztecs dropped the second game 5-3 and are now 8-9 overall and 6-6 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College softball team (8-9, 6-6 in ACCAC) played a wild ACCAC Division I doubleheader on Saturday against Eastern Arizona College (14-11, 10-6).
The Aztecs and the Gila Monsters combined for 28 runs in the first game. Sophomore Alizea Durazo-Corday (Pueblo HS) and Maria Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS) combined to go 6 for 8 with eight RBIs with seven runs scored and four home runs in the game.

  • Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 17, Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters 14: The Aztecs were forced to post big innings and were able to overcome the Gila Monsters.
    The Aztecs scored nine runs in the 2nd inning to take a 9-4 lead. Durazo-Corday hit a three-run homer to cap off the inning.
    The Gila Monsters scored six runs in the 3rd inning, one in the 4th inning and three runs in the 5th to take a 14-10 lead.
    The Aztecs' offense produced again scoring seven runs in the 6th. Durazo-Corday led off the inning with a solo home run. With the bases loaded and one out, freshman Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (Tucson HS) cleared the bases with a three-run RBI double to tie it at 14-14. Freshman Devynn Marshall (Shadow Ridge HS) followed with an RBI double to plate Turner-Vizcarra and the next at-bat, Caldera, stepped up and blasted a two-run homer.
    Caldera hit a solo home run in the 4th inning and finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs and four runs scored. Durazo-Corday was 3 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Turner-Vizcarra was 1 for 5 with three RBIs and two runs scored while Marshall finished 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
    Sophomore Alese Casper picked up the win (2-2) as she pitched the final four and one-third innings giving up four runs (one earned) on five hits with four walks.

EAC     2 2 6 1 3 0 0   14 16 1
PCC     0 9 0 1 0 7 x    17 19 5

  • Game 2: Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters 5, Pima CC Aztecs 3: The Gila Monsters broke a tie in the top of the 7th inning to help claim the second game.
    Down 2-0, the Aztecs tied the game in the 2nd inning with back-to-back RBI hits from Casper and Turner-Vizcarra.
    In the 3rd inning, Caldera led it off with a double and later scored when freshman Hope Adams (Benson HS) hit an RBI single to give the Aztecs a 3-2 advantage.
    Casper was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Adams finished 1 for 3 with an RBI and a walk. Freshman Samantha Angulo (Mountain View HS) went 1 for 2 with a run scored.
    Freshman pitcher Bianca Castillo (Rio Rico HS) took the loss (4-4) as she pitched seven innings giving up five runs (five earned) on 11 hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

EAC    2 0 0 0 1 0 2   5 11 4
PCC    0 2 1 0 0 0 0   3 11 1

The Aztecs will be back at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field on Tuesday when they host Glendale Community College for an ACCAC doubleheader. The first game starts at 1:00 p.m.