Lozania's bat helps Aztecs softball split against No. 6 Arizona Western College

Sophomore Jessica Lozania (Sahuarita HS) went 4 for 6 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Aztecs softball team split with No. 6 Arizona Western College on Saturday at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field. Pima is now 19-20 overall and 15-17 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Sophomore Jessica Lozania (Sahuarita HS) went 4 for 6 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Aztecs softball team split with No. 6 Arizona Western College on Saturday at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field. Pima is now 19-20 overall and 15-17 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College softball team (19-20, 15-17 in ACCAC) split its ACCAC Division I doubleheader on Saturday against No. 6 ranked Arizona Western College (39-5, 30-4).
Sophomore Jessica Lozania (Sahuarita HS) had a good day at the plate as she went 4 for 6 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

  • Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 6, (6) Arizona Western College Matadors 4: The Aztecs pulled off the upset with a huge 4th inning as freshman pitcher Bianca Castillo (Rio Rico HS) recorded outs on six of the last seven batters she faced.
    Sophomores Maria Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS), Alizea Durazo-Corday (Pueblo HS) and freshman Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (Tucson HS) hit three straight singles to lead off the 4th.  Freshman Giselle Munoz (Salpointe Catholic HS) followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2. Lozania stepped up and hit a two-run RBI single to drive in freshman Samantha Angulo (Mountain View HS) and Turner-Vizcarra. Sophomore Ariana Gomez (Sahuaro HS) drove in Munoz with an RBI single.
    Lozania finished the game 2 for 2 with three RBIs as she hit an RBI single in the 2nd inning to tie it at 1-1. She also scored a run and had a walk. Turner-Viacarra was 2 for 3 with two runs scored while Gomez was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Munoz finished 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.
    Castillo got the win (8-8) as she pitched a complete-game giving up four runs (four earned) on 10 hits with three strikeouts and one walk on 105 pitches.

AWC   0 1 0 1 2 0 0   4 10 0
PCC    0 1 0 5 0 0 x    6 10 0

  • (6) Arizona Western College Matadors 14, Pima CC Aztecs 4: The Matadors broke away with five runs in each the 3rd and 7th innings. The Aztecs left 12 runners on base for the game.
    Sophomore Devynn Marshall (Shadow Ridge HS) put the Aztecs on the board with a solo home run in the 1st inning to cut Arizona Western's lead in half at 2-1.
    Sophomore Alese Casper hit an RBI double in the 4th inning while freshman Kylee Leach hit an RBI single in the 7th inning.
    Marshall went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored while Casper finished 2 for 4 with an RBI. Lozania was 2 for 4 with a run scored and Caldera went 2 for 3 with a run scored.
    Freshman Abril Nerey (Rio Rico HS) took the loss (5-7) as she started the game and pitched two and one-third innings giving up seven runs (seven earned) on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks.

AWC   2 1 5 0 1 0 5   14 20 0
PCC     1 0 0 2 1 0 0    4  12 2

The Aztecs will be on the road for the next four conference doubleheaders. They will play at GateWay Community College on Tuesday in Phoenix. First pitch is at 1:00 p.m.