Pima second-year coach Rebekah Quiroz, a Flowing Wells High School grad who went on to play softball at Pima and Arizona, will return to Hillenbrand this weekend to coach where she played for the Wildcats in 2002 and 2003.
The Aztecs will scrimmage Western New Mexico in a doubleheader there Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
“We need all of Tucson to come out and support their local nationally ranked junior college softball team,” mentioned Quiroz.
The following weekend, Oct. 25-27, Quiroz will coach Pima against Arizona in the Arizona Fall Tournament at Hillenbrand.
Pima, coming off a 30-28 season in Quiroz’s first year, has a roster loaded with talent from Tucson. Among some of the returners with local ties include former Tucson High outfielder Amaya Turner-Vizcarra (.354 average with 13 stolen bases last season), former Mountain View outfielder Samantha Angulo (.309) and former Salpointe standout catcher/infielder Giselle Munoz (.361 with 21 RBIs.).
Western New Mexico has four players listed on the roster who are from the Tucson area — third baseman Grisdey Paredes-Alvarez of Sunnyside, infielder Alicia Habitzreuther of Buena, pitcher Julia Vega of Rincon/University, and outfielder Marina Garcia of Desert View.