Aztecs softball falls in doubleheader at No. 1 ranked Phoenix College

Freshman Mariah Bartlett hit a solo home run in the second game but the Aztecs softball team dropped two at No. 1 ranked Phoenix College 4-1 and 5-2. The Aztecs are now 6-6 on the season. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum
Freshman Mariah Bartlett hit a solo home run in the second game but the Aztecs softball team dropped two at No. 1 ranked Phoenix College 4-1 and 5-2. The Aztecs are now 6-6 on the season. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

The Pima Community College softball team (6-6, 6-6 in ACCAC) struggled on offense on Saturday at Phoenix College (18-1, 16-0).
The Aztecs scored three runs off 10 hits for the day. They left 13 total runners on base (eight in the first game and five in the second game).

  • Game 1: (1) Phoenix College Bears 4, Pima CC Aztecs 1: Down 3-0 in the 4th inning, the Aztecs got on the board when freshman Jazmin Ayala (Sunnyside HS) hit a one-out RBI single to score freshman Lesly Cazares (Desert View HS). She hit a leadoff single to reach base.
    Freshman Lorisa Martinez and sophomore Giselle Muñoz (Salpointe Catholic HS) had back-to-back walks with two outs in the 7th but Cazares struck out to end the game.
    Ayala finished the game 2 for 3 with an RBI and Cazares went 1 for 3 with a run scored. Freshman Gabrielle Favela was 2 for 3. Freshman Isabella Escobar drew two walks.
    Freshman Anisah Triste took the loss (3-4) as she pitched six innings giving up four runs (four earned) on nine hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

PCC   0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 1
PC     0 0 3 0 1 0 x   4 9 0

  • Game 2: (1) Phoenix College Bears 5, Pima CC Aztecs 2: The Aztecs were shutout for five innings but managed to score a pair of runs late in the game.
    Freshman Kayla Gonzales (Salpointe Catholic HS) led off the 6th inning with a double and later scored on a passed ball to cut the deficit to 3-1.
    With one out in the 7th, freshman Mariah Bartlett hit a 2-2 pitch out to left field for a solo home run. The next two batters recorded outs to end the game.
    Bartlett finished the game 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Gonzales was 1 for 4 with a run. Muñoz finished 1 for 2 and Escobar was 1 for 3.
    Lorisa Martinez took the loss (1-1) as she pitched five innings giving up four runs (four earned) on six hits with one strikeout and two walks.

PCC   0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 4 0
PC     0 0 2 0 1 2 x   5 7 2

The Aztecs will hit the road for an ACCAC doubleheader on Tuesday at Central Arizona College. First pitch is at 12:00 p.m.