Marshall and Caldera homer as Aztecs softball splits with No. 11 Yavapai College

Sophomore Devynn Marshall (Shadow Ridge HS) hit the eventual game-winning home run in the 6th inning as she finished the day 4 for 6 at the plate. The Aztecs split with No. 11 Yavapai College and are now 27-26 overall and 23-23 in ACCAC play. Photo by Gabe Mendoza
Sophomore Devynn Marshall (Shadow Ridge HS) hit the eventual game-winning home run in the 6th inning as she finished the day 4 for 6 at the plate. The Aztecs split with No. 11 Yavapai College and are now 27-26 overall and 23-23 in ACCAC play. Photo by Gabe Mendoza

The Pima Community College softball team (27-26, 23-23 in ACCAC) snagged the first game on Tuesday as the Aztecs split with No. 11 Yavapai College (45-11, 36-10) in Prescott.
Sophomore Devynn Marshall (Shadow Ridge HS) finished the day 4 for 6 at the plate and did her damage in the first game.

  • Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 6, (11) Yavapai College Roughriders 5: Marshall went yard in the 6th inning as freshman Bianca Castillo (Rio Rico HS) held off rallies in the 6th and 7th innings.
    Tied at 5-5 in the top of the 6th inning, Marshall hit a solo home run to centerfield on a 1-2 count to give the Aztecs the lead for good.
    Castillo got a strikeout to end the 6th with Yavapai runners on first and third base. In the 7th inning, she got a flyout to end the game with a runner on first base.
    Marshall and freshman Giselle Munoz (Salpointe Catholic HS) hit RBI singles in the 1st inning. Sophomore Alese Casper and Marshall went back-to-back with RBI singles in the 2nd inning to put the Aztecs up 4-0.
    Sophomore Maria Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS) hit a leadoff solo homer in the 5th inning to put the Aztecs up 5-3.
    Marshall finished the game 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Caldera went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Munoz was 2 for 3 with an RBI while sophomore Jessica Lozania (Sahuarita HS) went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Casper finished 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run.
    Castillo came in for relief and got the win (11-11). She pitched five and two-third innings giving up two runs (none earned) on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

PCC    2 2 0 0 1 1 0   6 12 1
YAV   0 3 0 0 2 0 0   5 10 1

  • (11) Yavapai College Roughriders 12, Pima CC Aztecs 0 (5 innings): The Roughriders took control with 10 runs in the 3rd inning as the Aztecs offense managed three hits for the game.
    Marshall finished the game 1 for 2 while Munoz and Lozania each went 1 for 1.
    Casper took the loss (9-5) as she started the game and threw two innings giving up four runs (four earned) on five hits with one strikeout and one walk.

PCC     0 0   0   0 0    0   3  1
YAV    0 2 (10) 0 x  12 13 0

The Aztecs will close out the regular season on Saturday when they host Mesa Community College at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field. First pitch is at noon.