Turner-Vizcarra's 3-run homer helps seal Aztecs softball sweep at GateWay CC

Freshman Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (Tucson HS) hit a go-ahead three-run home run to put the Aztecs softball team up for good in the second game. She finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Aztecs earned a sweep at GateWay Community College. They improved to 21-20 overall and 17-17 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum
Freshman Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (Tucson HS) hit a go-ahead three-run home run to put the Aztecs softball team up for good in the second game. She finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Aztecs earned a sweep at GateWay Community College. They improved to 21-20 overall and 17-17 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

The Pima Community College softball team (21-20, 17-17 in ACCAC) had to rally in the second game to secure a sweep on Tuesday at GateWay Community College (5-38, 4-32).
Sophomore Devynn Marshall (Shadow Ridge HS) had a great day at the plate going 4 for 7 with four RBIs and four runs scored. Freshman Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (Tucson HS) went 6 for 7 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Sophomore Alese Casper picked up two wins on the mound.

  • Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 9, GateWay CC Geckos 0 (5 innings): The Aztecs started things off with a five-run 1st inning and Casper finished with five shutout innings.
    Sophomore Alizea Durazo-Corday (Pueblo HS) capped off the 1st inning with a three-run home run to make it 5-0. Marshall and sophomore Maria Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS) hit back-to-back RBI singles earlier in the inning.
    Marshall and Caldera went back-to-back again for their RBI hits in the 2nd inning. Sophomore Jessica Lozania (Sahuarita HS) hit an RBI single in the 3rd while freshman Hope Adams (Benson HS) had a sacrifice-fly RBI in the 4th.
    Marshall finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Caldera was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Durazo-Corday went 1 for 1 with three RBIs and a run scored. Turner-Vizcarra was 2 for 3 with a run.
    Casper (7-4) picked up the win as she went five innings giving up five hits on 56 pitches.

PCC      5 2 1 1 0    9 12 1
GWCC  0 0 0 0 0   0  5  2

  • Game 2: Pima CC Aztecs 10, GateWay CC Geckos 7: The Aztecs trailed 7-5 but scored five runs in the 7th inning to complete the rally.
    Turner-Vizcarra broke the 7-7 tie with a three-run shot on a full count with two outs in the top of the 7th inning. Lozania and Durazo-Corday scored the runs.
    The Aztecs did their damage with two outs in the inning. Caldera hit an RBI single driving in Casper to cut the deficit to 7-6 and Durazo-Corday tied the game with an RBI double to score Marshall.
    Marshall put the Aztecs on the board in the 1st inning with a two-run homer.
    Turner-Vizcarra fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle as she was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate with three RBIs and two runs scored. She hit a double in the 2nd inning and singles in the 3rd and the 6th inning.
    Marshall went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Casper was 1 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored while Durazo-Corday finished 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run.
    Casper earned her second win of the day (8-4) as she pitched a complete-game giving up seven runs (seven earned) on 14 hits with five strikeouts on 107 pitches.

PCC       2 3 0 0 0 0 5   10 12 0
GWCC  4 2 0 0 0 1 0    7  14 1

The Aztecs will hit the road again on Saturday when they play at Scottsdale Community College in an ACCAC conference doubleheader. First pitch is at noon.