Softball | 03/06/2021
SB: #13 Lady Matadors Sweep Scottsdale to start ACCAC Play
|Scottsdale Community College||2|
|Arizona Western College||10|
YUMA, Ariz---A big inning and a big bop were enough for the stellar pitching of the 13th ranked Arizona Western Lady Matadors (14-5 overall, 2-0 ACCAC) to sweep the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes (0-4 overall, 0-4 ACCAC) in the conference opener at Charlie Dine Field Saturday.
The Matadors scored six runs in the third inning of game one to open up a tight ballgame en route to 10-2 run-rule victory in game one while Angela Oros' three-run homer was plenty of support in McKenzie Gray's 4-0 shutout in game two.
Anahi Grijalva sat down the first nine Scottsdale hitters she faced as the Matadors had six different players deliver an RBI knock in the third inning Iliana Manzana set the tone toward the top of the lineup with a 3-3 day, including a pair of doubles and a pair of RBI.
Grijalva finished with ten strikeouts and her sixth win of the year.
The Matadors got their big inning out of the way in the first inning of game two, as Angela Oros' 5th homer of the year staked Gray to a three run lead.
Gray was brilliant, scattering six hits while striking out nine for the complete game victory.
Arizona Western is on the road Tuesday for conference play, taking on Paradise Valley at 12:00pm in Phoenix.
The Matadors contests against GateWay next Saturday have been postponed due to COVID protocols.