Softball | 03/23/2019
SB: Lady Mats Split with South Mountain
YUMA, Ariz. – Two different games for Arizona Western College ended in a split with the South Mountain Cougars Saturday afternoon on Charlie Dine Field.
Koryne Coddington continued her impressive stretch with her 18th win of the season as the Lady Matadors took game one from the Cougars 6-1.
Aylin Campa drew a walk to start the third before coming home on Danielle Burgos’ triple opened the scoring. An error on Andrea Cline’s ground ball scored Burgos to extend the lead.
Cougar’s starter Kendall Schwartz gave herself a run of support by doubling home a run in the top of the fourth.
But it would be all Matadors the rest of the way as Coddington locked in and the Mats added four more runs. Michelle Roldan’s RBI double and Azalea Moore’s two-run single highlighted the four run fifth.
Coddington held the Cougars scoreless for the final three frames to earn the win.
Game two was much different for the Lady Matadors as the Cougars scored five times, four earned runs, including a Dionne Ruiz grand slam against AWC starter Sarah Velasquez before the end of the third.
The Matadors were down 5-0 in the bottom of the inning before the offense got started. Danielle Burgos two run single highlighted a three-run frame for the Mats.
The Matadors grabbed the lead in the bottom of the fourth with a four run inning thanks to three doubles.
But South Mountain responded with seven runs in the final three innings against two Lady Matadors relievers to beat the Matadors 12-8.
Arizona Western is now 31-3 overall, 22-3 in ACCAC play.
The Matadors will be on the road at Yavapai on Tuesday before returning home Saturday to host GateWay.
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.