YUMA, Ariz. –Koryne Coddington continued her impressive season in the circle and the Lady Matador offense supplied her with 19 total runs of support as Arizona Western College took a pair of games from Paradise Valley Tuesday afternoon at Charlie Dine Field.
The Lady Matadors improve to 14-1 in the first game of double-headers this season with their sixth consecutive first-game victory by holding on 9-6 against the Pumas in the first contest.
Danielle Burgos continues her scorching pace with a four RBI game, raising her conference leading total to 62.
Sabrina Garcia continues to benefit from hitting in front of Burgos as Garcia finished the first game with 3 runs scored after a 3-5 day.
Coddington did not allow an earned run in a seven inning complete game victory, striking out seven while all six Puma runs were unearned.
Coddington received an opportunity to snag her 23rd win of the season in the late game and came out even more polished in the 10-0 victory.
The offense staked her to an early lead with a couple of two run innings. Cassandra Valle’s two-run double in the first got the scoring started and Sabrina Garcia’s two-run triple made it 4-0 in favor of the Matadors after two innings.
The Matadors only pushed across one run over the next three innings as Danielle Burgos doubled in the fourth before scoring on Andrea Cline’s RBI single.
The finishing touches came from a five run sixth inning as Burgos plated Aylin Campa with a single to start the inning. Cline walked and Valle singled to load the bases for Chloe Garcia.
The Yuma native blasted a walk-off grand-slam to end the afternoon via run rule 10-0.
Coddington did pick up wins 22 and 23 on the day to improve her overall record to a nation-best 23-2 while striking out 9 in six innings of work in game two. Overall, Coddington lowered her ERA to 1.48 while not allowing an earned run in 13 innings of work on the day.
The 19 total runs continue to keep the Matadors in the top 5 in the country in RBI, the Lady Matadors are also fifth in the NJCAA in home runs as well.
Arizona Western is now 36-4 on the season and 27-3 in the ACCAC.
The Lady Matadors will be on the road the rest of the week beginning with a trip to Mesa for a pair of rescheduled games on Thursday. Saturday, AWC will be on the road in Tucson to take on Pima. Both double-headers begin 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.