Softball | 02/19/2019
SB: Enough Offense Powers Pima Sweep
YUMA, Ariz. – While held under 10 runs in each game, the Lady Matadors Softball team managed enough offense to sweep the Pima Aztecs Tuesday afternoon on Charlie Dine Field.
The Matadors pulled away in a 7-2 win during game one while holding on to a 5-3 victory in the nightcap.
In the first game of the day, the Matadors backed Koryne Coddington after a scoreless first inning.
With two outs in the bottom of the first, Danielle Burgos ripped a solo home run to straight away center field to get the Matadors on the board.
After another scoreless inning from Coddington in the second, Michelle Roldan cranked a homer and Azalea Moore delivered an RBI double to extend the AWC lead to three.
But Pima broke through with single runs in the third and fourth innings to cut the deficit back to one.
The Matadors got both of those runs back in the fifth on Andrea Cline’s two run double.
AWC added two more in the sixth as Coddington shutdown the Aztecs over the final three frames to run her personal record to 10-0 in the victory.
In game two, the Lady Mats raced out to a four run lead behind starter Sarah Velasquez powered by a pair of homers.
Sabrina Garcia smashed a solo homer to lead-off the first inning. In the second, Reina Tsuma added a solo home run. In the third, Moore doubled home Garcia before scoring on Burgos’ RBI single
Meanwhile, Velasquez kept putting up zeroes against the Aztecs despite numerous threats. But in the seventh Pima rallied for three runs, even loading the bases with the go ahead run on first.
However, a substitution error on the bases by Pima led to the final out being recorded and the Lady Mats preserving the sweep while extending their win streak to 15 games.
The wins did snap a streak of five straight games in which the Arizona Western offense had put up double-figures in the run column, outscoring their opponents 53-5 in that stretch.
Arizona Western is back on the road Saturday traveling to Mesa for a double-header beginning at 12pm.
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.