THATCHER, Ariz. – Danielle Burgos homered and drove in six runs while neither Koryne Coddington or Sarah Velasquez allowed an earned run in a pair of complete game victories over Eastern Arizona Saturday afternoon.
The Matadors didn’t need one of their typical usual home runs in racking up a 9-1 win in game one.
However, they did trail early as the Gila Monsters struck in the first after capitalizing on a Matador error.
Arizona Western did not gain the lead until the third, when Karina Guerra walked and Sabrina Garcia bunted for a hit. After Aylin Campa’s sacrifice bunt, Burgos doubled home both runners to get the Matadors in front.
Cassandra Valle singled home Burgos to make it a three run inning.
The Mats opened it up in the fourth hanging a six spot in the inning. Garcia, Burgos and Andrea Cline each delivered RBI singles in the inning before Valle’s two-run triple opened up the game. Valle came home on Nicole Moran’s RBI single.
Coddington locked in, only surrendering a pair of hits and issuing a walk while striking out two over five innings for her nation leading 16th win of the season.
In game two, the Matadors used big hits in the third to jump in front before cruising to a 13-2 win.
A couple of singles in front of a Burgos double produced the game’s first run.
Valle delivered an RBI single in front of Chloe Garcia’s three-run double. Garcia then came home on Yassiel Lazo’s RBI single.
Burgos belted her team-leading 8th homer of the year in the fourth-a two-out, two-run blast to extend the lead to 8th.
The Mats broke the game open with five more runs in the fifth thanks to an RBI triple by Lazo, an RBI double by Allie Tito, and Cline’s RBI triple.
Sarah Velasquez earned her tenth win of the season while scattering seven hits over five innings and did not surrender an earned run despite Eastern pushing home a pair of unearned runs.
The 7th ranked Matadors improve to 28-2 on the season and 19-1 in the ACCAC.
The Matadors are on the road Tuesday traveling to Glendale to play the Gauchos in a double-header beginning at Noon.
Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma.