Winning streak snapped in Phoenix

By Kyle McDaniel


March 12th, Game 1 and 2 at South Mountain Community College were cancelled.


March 9th (A) Game 1: PCC 0, Phoenix College 7


On a four game winning streak the Aztecs headed out on the road to take on the number three team in the nation.


However Phoenix College proved why they’re ranked as high as they are, after the Aztecs had only two hits in the first game.


Freshman Bianca Castillo suffered her fifth loss of the season, after allowing seven earned runs on eight hits in six innings of work.


Game 2: PCC 3, Phoenix College 7


In the second inning Pima took the lead after sophomore Janice Garcia and freshman Giselle Munoz scored on wild pitches. The game would remain close throughout, with Pima holding their own against the number three team.


With the game tied 3-3 in the sixth inning, the Bears showed their strength scoring four runs and taking the lead for good.


Freshman Abril Nerey suffered her second loss of the season, after she allowed two earned runs on 10 hits, in six innings of work. She also struck out three.


March 7th (N) Game 1: PCC 5, Madonna University Reserve Team 3


The Aztecs took a break from Conference play, to play in the Tucson Invitational.


In the first game Pima was down by two runs in the fourth inning, when they rallied to score three runs and take the lead for good. Sophomore Maria Vanezza Caldera, sophomore Alizea Durazo-Corday and freshman Giselle Munoz all had RBI hits to give Pima that lead.


Freshman Kylee Leach plated Munoz in the sixth inning to give the Aztecs that cushion of a two run lead.


Abril Nerey got her fourth win of the season after throwing another complete game. She allowed two earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts.


Game 2: PCC 9, College of Lake County 1 F/5


It only took Pima three innings to get the necessary runs for a run rule victory, but you have to play a minimum of five innings.


Sophomore Devynn Marshall finished the day 2 for 2 after she hit two doubles and plated five RBI. Freshman Amaya Turner-Vizcarra also went 2 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored.


After starting the season 0-2, sophomore Alese Casper notched her fourth straight win on the mound. She allowed no earned runs on six hits, in four innings of work.


March 5th (H) Game 1: PCC 11, Glendale CC 1 F/5


With the score tied at zero in the bottom of the third, the Aztecs decided to bust the game open, scoring six in the third and then five in the fourth to mercy rule Glendale.


After Marshall, Caldera and Durazo-Corday hit RBI singles back to back to back, freshman Hope Adams belted a three run homer, to keep the offense rolling. The next inning Marshall and Adams proved key again as they both drove in multiple runs.


Nerey pitched a complete game allowing only one run on five hits, while striking out three.


Game 2: PCC 8, Glendale CC 7 F/8


The second game was far different than the previous game, where they blew the Guachos out. After Pima had tied the game in the eighth, it was time to go for the win.


With Casper on second base representing the winning run, Marshall stepped up to the plate. Without hesitation she belted the ball into the outfield bringing home Casper for the win.


Marshall and Adams were a major part of the two victories after they went a combined 10 for 15 with 12 RBIs and three runs scored.


Casper pitched the final five innings allowing just one earned run on eight hits. It was her third win of the season.


March 2nd (H) Game 1: PCC 17, Eastern Arizona College 14


The Aztecs carried the offensive momentum from their last game into this one, as they put up a season high 17 runs in an electrifying back and forth game.


With Pima losing 4-0 in the second inning, Durazo-Corday stepped up to the plate and launched a 3 run bomb over the fence, lighting the fuse for the offense.


Over the next three innings the Gila Monsters scored 10 runs to take back the lead 14-10. However the Aztecs countered those runs with seven of their own in the sixth inning, which ultimately gave them the lead for good. Durazo-Corday again helped in this inning with a solo home run, her second of the game.


Amaya Turner-Vizcarra had a bases clearing double in the sixth inning as well, which was soon followed by Caldera’s two run homer, her second of the game as well.


Alese Casper took home the victory on the mound after pitching the last four and ⅓ innings. She gave up 1 earned run on five hits.


Game 2: PCC 3, Eastern Arizona College 5


The Aztecs struggled to reach the offensive heights of the previous two games, which allowed the Gila Monsters took grab a victory in the last inning of a tie ball game.


Freshman Samantha Angulo went 1 for 2 while scoring a run. Alese Casper went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.


Bianca Castillo is now 4-4 on the season after she took the loss in the second game. She pitched all seven innings allowing five earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out five.


Feb. 28th (A) Game 1: PCC 0, Paradise Valley CC 5


The Aztecs offense should have been featured on the show disappeared because for this game it just vanished. They had two hits all game, both coming from Alese Casper.


Bianca Castillo took the loss on the mound after pitching every inning. She allowed four earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out six.


Game 2: PCC 15, Paradise Valley CC 9


Where was this offense in the previous game, because they absolutely obliterated the Pumas pitching in this game.


Heading into the fourth inning the Aztecs were losing 7-3, that’s when the bats really woke up, scoring 12 run over the final three innings to seal the victory.


Four of the key players that helped spark the offense were sophomore Mackenzie Judge, Devynn Marshall, Alese Casper and Alizea Durazo-Corday. They went a combined 11 for 20, with eight RBIs. Durazo-Corday’s RBI came after she hit a solo home run.


Casper also got the victory on the mound after pitching the final 3 and ⅓ innings. She allowed two earned runs on three hits, while striking out two.