The Pima Community College softball team (29-11, 20-10 in ACCAC) earned an ACCAC doubleheader road sweep on Saturday at Mesa Community College (18-16, 14-16).
The Aztecs scored 26 runs as multiple players put their stamp on this one. Sophomore Megan Flores (Salpointe Catholic HS) finished the day 5 for 10 with two homers, eight RBIs and four runs scored. Freshman Maria Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS) went 4 for 8 with five RBIs and two runs while Mya Cabral (Pueblo HS) was also 4 for 8 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Freshman Alese Casper finished 4 for 9 with six runs scored.
Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 11, Mesa CC Thunderbirds 8 (9 innings): The Aztecs rallied to tie the game in the 7th inning and scored seven runs in the 9th to help put away the Thunderbirds.
Flores tied the game at 4-4 in the 7th with an RBI single to score freshman Ariana Gomez (Sahuaro HS).
Flores hit a three-run home run in the 9th inning to make it 8-4. Sophomore Sierra Gentry hit an RBI single and Caldera smashed a two-run homer. The Thunderbirds scored four runs in the bottom of the 9th.
Flores finished the game 2 for 5 with four RBIs and a run scored. Caldera also went 2 for 5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Cabral hit a three-run homer in the 1st inning and finished 1 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored. Casper was 2 for 5 with two runs scored.
Freshman Paige Adair picked up the win (17-4) after she pitched all nine innings giving up eight runs (six earned) on 10 hits with six strikeouts.
PCC 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 11 12 2
MCC 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 10 2
Game 2: Pima CC Aztecs 15, Mesa CC Thunderbirds 6 (6 innings):The Aztecs scored five runs in each the 3rd and 4th innings.
Flores had another game-tying hit as she drove in sophomore Chandler Arviso (Cibola HS) to make it 2-2. Cabral followed with an RBI double and Caldera cleared the bases with a three-run RBI double to make it 6-2.
Up 6-4 in the 4th, the Aztecs' offense came through again. Flores and Gentry hit RBI singles and freshman Sarrah Jones capped off the inning with a two-run RBI single to make it 11-4.
Flores hit her second home run of the day with a solo shot in the 5th inning. She finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Casper went 2 for 4 with an RBI and four runs scored.
Caldera was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored while Cabral finished 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jones had two RBIs and Arviso scored two runs in the game.
Gentry picked up the win (5-1) as she started the game and threw three and one-third innings giving up six runs (four earned) on seven hits with one strikeout and three walks.
PCC 1 0 5 5 1 3 15 15 3
MCC 0 2 2 2 0 0 6 9 4
The Aztecs will be back at the West Campus Softball Field on Tuesday when they host Yavapai College. The first game begins at 1:00 p.m.