Aztecs softball scores 31 runs on 38 hits to dominate Scottsdale CC

Freshman Mariah Bartlett finished 6 for 7 with four RBIs, five runs scored and two home run as the Aztecs softball team scored 31 runs to sweep Scottsdale Community College. The Aztecs improved to 8-5 overall and in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Freshman Mariah Bartlett finished 6 for 7 with four RBIs, five runs scored and two home run as the Aztecs softball team scored 31 runs to sweep Scottsdale Community College. The Aztecs improved to 8-5 overall and in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College softball team (8-5, 8-5 in ACCAC) earned their sixth straight run-rule victory on Tuesday beating Scottsdale Community College (1-13, 1-13) on the road.
The Aztecs had plenty of contributors on offense as freshman Anisah Triste went 5 for 8 with eight RBIs, six runs scored and two homeruns (including a grand slam). Freshman Mariah Bartlett also hit two home runs as she finished 6 for 7 with four RBIs and five runs scored. Sophomore Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (Tucson HS) was 4 for 6 with four RBIs, six runs scored and three walks. Freshman Jazmin Ayala (Sunnyside HS) earned two wins on the mound.

  • Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 15, Scottsdale CC Artichokes 2 (5 innings): The Aztecs scored eight runs in the 1st inning and added another five runs in the 4th to help secure the run-rule victory.
    Ayala drew a bases loaded walk; which was followed by back-to-back RBI singles from freshman Isabella Escobar and Bartlett. Freshman Danielle Baltazar-Ochoa (Pueblo HS) hit a sacrifice-fly RBI to make it 5-0. Turner-Vizcarra capped off the inning with a three-run homer.
    The Aztecs tacked on a run in the 2nd inning. Triste led it off with a double and scored on Ayala's groundout. Bartlett led off the 3rd inning with a solo home run to make it 10-0.
    Bartlett, sophomore Hope Adams (Benson HS), Turner-Vizcarra, sophomore Giselle Munoz (Salpointe Catholic HS) and Triste all hit RBI singles in the 4th.
    Turner-Vizcarra went 4 for 5 with four RBIs and two runs while Bartlett was a perfect 4 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Ayala finished 1 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs and Triste was 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Munoz went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored while Escobar was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
    Ayala picked up the win (2-2) as she pitched five innings giving up two runs (two earned) on six hits with one strikeout on 69 pitches.

PCC   8 1 1 5 0   15 21 1
SCC   0 0 0 0 2    2   6  2

  • Game 2: Pima CC Aztecs 16, Scottsdale CC Artichokes 2 (5 innings): The Aztecs scored in every inning; which included an eight-run 3rd inning.
    Triste and Cazares hit back-to-back RBI singles with one out in the 1st. Cazares scored on an error as the Aztecs went up 3-0. Cazares flexed again in the 2nd inning as she hit a two-run RBI single to make it 5-1.
    The Aztecs loaded the bases with no outs in the 3rd. After a fielder's choice play at the plate forced an out, Triste stepped up and cleared the bases with a grand slam as Pima took a 9-1 lead. Three batters later, Escobar hit a two-run homer to score Ayala. Bartlett capped off the inning with Pima's third homerun of the inning as she hit a solo shot to make it 13-1.
    Triste hit her second homerun of the game as she smashed a two-run shot in the 4th inning to bring in Turner-Vizcarra to make it 15-1.
    Triste finished the game 3 for 4 with seven RBIs and four runs scored. Cazares was a flawless 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Ayala went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored. Bartlett finished 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs while Escobar was 1 for 4 with two RBIs and a run. Turner-Vizcarra was 0 for 1 with four runs scored and three walks.
    Ayala earned her second win of the day on the mound (3-2) as he pitched two innings giving up one run (one earned) on one hit with one strikeout.

PCC   3 2 8 2 1   16 17 1
SCC   1 0 0 0 1    2   4  4

The Aztecs will return to the West Campus Aztec Softball Field on Thursday when they play Central Arizona College in an ACCAC doubleheader. First pitch is at noon.