Softball | 02/26/2021
Frantic, High-Scoring Games Go Against #6 AWC
|Arizona Western College||11|
|College of Southern Nevada||15|
HENDERSON,Nev---A high-scoring, ball flying day proved to be costly as the #6 Arizona Western Matadors fell twice on Friday in their third go-around with a pair of schools from Region 18.
CSN broke out the bats in taking game one from the Matadors 15-11 and AWC couldn't overcome a slew of errors from Snow to finish a comeback, falling 10-8.
The Matador offense ignited quickly, striking for three two-out runs in the opening inning. Nicole Moran singled home Christina Robles. Moran then came around to score after Angela Oros singled, and Chloe Garcia doubled her and Oros home for a three-run frame.
CSN got two runs right back in the bottom of the inning and took the lead in the second after holding the Matadors scoreless in the top of the inning.
Down 4-3 in the third, the Matador offense broke out in a big way as Oros' three-run homer in the middle of the six-run inning.
But CSN got to Anahi Grijalva, chasing the Matador starter before the end of the fourth.
Illiana Manzano added an RBI single in the third and was in the middle of a two-run fifth inning for AWC with a double. Vivian Guevara added a pinch-hit double in the inning to push the Matador lead back to 11-9.
Reliever Kelly Katalbas got two quick outs in the bottom of the fifth, but a walk and an error allowed the inning to extend for Southern Nevada leading to a pair of CSN homers as Caitlin Covington and Bailey Pepper flipped the Coyotes in front 13-11.
The Coyotes added two more runs in the sixth, scoring in every inning that they hit, to wrap up the 15-11 upset over the Matadors.
Arizona Western fell behind quickly because of the long ball in game two as Snow launched a three-run homer in the first, before tacking on another run for a four-run inning.
The Badgers quickly strung together three hits to start the second, scoring two more runs.
The Matadors made their move in the bottom of the third, passing the baton for a five run inning.
Both teams traded two runs in the fourth, making it 8-7 before Snow tacked on two more in the fifth.
The Matadors threatened in the bottom of the seventh, striking for a run and loading the bases, putting the tying run on second. But a groundout ended the ball game and the Mats first 0-2 day of the season.
Arizona Western will be back at it again Saturday, playing the same two opponents. They will get their chances at CSN at 8:00am PT/9:00am MT and Snow at 2:00pm PT/3:00pm MT.