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Posted Apr 23, 2012, 7:35 am
The Pima Community College softball team had to rally in both games but came away with the sweep against Phoenix College on Saturday at the West Campus. Aubre Carpenter (Sabino HS) had a great day at the plate going 5 for 8 with four RBIs and two runs scored in the two games.
The Aztecs responded in the bottom of the first inning after being down 1-0 and came away with the 4-2 victory in the initial game. Jessica Schneider (Sahuaro HS) hit an RBI double to tie it and Cynthia Pelayo (Vision HS) hit an RBI single to give Pima the 2-1 lead after the 1st inning. Nicole Rascon (Salpointe Catholic HS) went 3 for 4 with a run scored. Carpenter went 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Mari Contreras (Sunnyside HS) improved to 19-5 on the year after pitching a complete game. She gave up two earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts.
The Aztecs scored four runs in the fifth inning and tacked on two more in the 6th to come back and win 8-5 in the second game. Phoenix College had a three-run third inning and scored one more in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. Jessica Sipe (Mountain View HS) hit a grounder that got away from the second basemen and two runs scored. That tied the game at 5-5. Pelayo followed with an RBI double to the left field fence which gave the Aztecs the 6-5 lead.
Schneider came through in the sixth inning, hitting an RBI double that scored two more insurance runs. Starter Yvette Alvarez (Sahuarita HS) struggled but pitched scoreless innings in the fifth, sixth and seventh to get the win and improve to 16-6. She gave up five earned runs with four strikeouts. Carpenter finished 4 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Shawna Comeaux (Sabino HS) went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI.
The Aztecs, who are in second place in the conference, are 46-11 and 36-8 in conference play. They play Yavapai College, the first place team in the conference, on Tuesday at the West Campus. The first game starts at 2 p.m.