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Pima baseball suffers sweep at No. 15 Mesa

The Pima Community College baseball team (10-6, 2-4 in ACCAC) dropped two ACCAC conference games on Saturday at No. 15-ranked Mesa Community College (12-2, 3-2).

Freshman Enrique Porchas (Kofa HS) was a bright spot for the offense as he went 3 for 9 with four RBIs. Sophomore Marcus Mendez (Desert View HS) was 4 for 7 on the day.

Game 1: (15) Mesa CC Thunderbirds 7, Pima CC Aztecs 3 (7 innings): The Aztecs fell into a 7-0 deficit and scored three runs in the 7th inning but the rally got cut short.

Freshman Matthew Hackman (Empire HS) drew a bases loaded walk and Porchas hit a two-run RBI double to score sophomore Martin Garcia (Tucson HS) and freshman Javier Nava in the 7th inning.

Porchas finished 1 for 4 with two RBIs while Nava was 1 for 2 with a run scored. Mendez finished 2 for 3.

Sophomore Jose Contreras (Tucson HS) took the loss (2-2) as he pitched three innings, giving up four runs (four earned) on five hits with three walks.

PCC   0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 5 1
MCC 2 2 0 0 3 0 x   7 9 1

Game 2: (15) Mesa CC Thunderbirds 8, Pima CC Aztecs 5: The Aztecs took the lead with five runs in the 6th inning but the Thunderbirds responded with a five-run inning in the 7th to take the lead for good.

Freshman Juan Durazo (Salpointe Catholic HS) put the Aztecs on the board with a three-run RBI double. Porchas capped off the inning with a two-run RBI double to bring in Durazo and sophomore Jesus Solis (Nogales HS) to make it 5-2.

Porchas finished the game 2 for 5 with two RBIs and two doubles. Durazo was 1 for 5 with three RBIs. Freshman Rafael Padilla (Nogales HS) went 3 for 5 with a run scored and Mendez was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Sophomore Isaac Lopez (Nogales HS) took the loss (0-1) in a relief appearance. Freshman Michael Wong pitched six innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits with two walks.

PCC    0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0   5 10 2
MCC  1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 x   8  9  2

The Aztecs will be back on the road on Tuesday when they play at Phoenix College in an ACCAC conference doubleheader. First pitch will be at noon.

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Freshman Enrique Porchas (Kofa HS) went 3 for 9 with four RBIs but the Aztecs dropped two games at No. 15 ranked Mesa Community College. The Aztecs are now 10-6 overall and 2-4 in ACCAC conference play.

Game 1: (15) Mesa CC Thunderbirds 7, Pima CC Aztecs 3 (7 innings)

Game 2: (15) Mesa CC Thunderbirds 8, Pima CC Aztecs 5