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Lozania produces on offense as Pima softball splits with No. 6 Az Western

The Pima Community College softball team (19-20, 15-17 in ACCAC) split its ACCAC Division I doubleheader on Saturday against No. 6-ranked Arizona Western College (39-5, 30-4).

Sophomore Jessica Lozania (Sahuarita HS) had a good day at the plate, going 4 for 6 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 6, (6) Arizona Western College Matadors 4: The Aztecs pulled off the upset with a huge 4th inning as freshman pitcher Bianca Castillo (Rio Rico HS) recorded outs on six of the last seven batters she faced.

Sophomores Maria Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS), Alizea Durazo-Corday (Pueblo HS) and freshman Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (Tucson HS) hit three straight singles to lead off the 4th.  Freshman Giselle Munoz (Salpointe Catholic HS) followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2. Lozania stepped up and hit a two-run RBI single to drive in freshman Samantha Angulo (Mountain View HS) and Turner-Vizcarra. Sophomore Ariana Gomez (Sahuaro HS) drove in Munoz with an RBI single.

Lozania finished the game 2 for 2 with three RBIs as she hit an RBI single in the 2nd inning to tie it at 1-1. She also scored a run and had a walk. Turner-Viacarra was 2 for 3 with two runs scored while Gomez was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Munoz finished 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Castillo got the win (8-8) as she pitched a complete game, giving up four runs (four earned) on 10 hits with three strikeouts and one walk on 105 pitches.

AWC   0 1 0 1 2 0 0   4 10 0
PCC    0 1 0 5 0 0 x    6 10 0

Game 2: Arizona Western College Matadors 14, Pima CC Aztecs 4: The Matadors broke away with five runs in each the 3rd and 7th innings. The Aztecs left 12 runners on base for the game.

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Sophomore Devynn Marshall (Shadow Ridge HS) put the Aztecs on the board with a solo home run in the 1st inning to cut Arizona Western’s lead in half at 2-1.

Sophomore Alese Casper hit an RBI double in the 4th inning while freshman Kylee Leach hit an RBI single in the 7th inning.

Marshall went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored while Casper finished 2 for 4 with an RBI. Lozania was 2 for 4 with a run scored and Caldera went 2 for 3 with a run scored.

Freshman Abril Nerey (Rio Rico HS) took the loss (5-7) as she started the game and pitched two and one-third innings, giving up seven runs (seven earned) on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks.

AWC   2 1 5 0 1 0 5   14 20 0
PCC     1 0 0 2 1 0 0    4  12 2

The Aztecs will be on the road for the next four conference doubleheaders. They will play at GateWay Community College on Tuesday in Phoenix. First pitch is at 1 p.m.

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Sophomore Jessica Lozania (Sahuarita HS) went 4 for 6 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Aztecs softball team split with No. 6 Arizona Western College on Saturday at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field. Pima is now 19-20 overall and 15-17 in ACCAC conference play.

Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 6, (6) Arizona Western College Matadors 4

Game 2: (6) Arizona Western College Matadors 14, Pima CC Aztecs 4