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Pima softball sweeps doubleheader against Paradise Valley

Tucson High alum Genesis Zazueta (Pima College Athletics)

Information provided from Pima’s media-relations department:

The Pima Community College softball team (16-13, 13-7 in ACCAC) played its fourth straight ACCAC road doubleheader on Saturday at Paradise Valley Community College (4-17, 4-17).

Sophomore Elise Munoz (Salpointe Catholic) finished the day 6 for 7 with four RBIs, three runs and four doubles. Freshman Mallory Zulinski-Wrobel (Sahuarita) closed out her day going 4 for 7 with an RBI and a run. Freshman Camila Zepeda (Tucson) was 3 for 9 with three runs and three doubles. Sophomore Stephanie Tapia went 2 for 6 with two RBIs and two runs.

Game 1 — Pima CC Aztecs 6, Paradise Valley CC Pumas 1: 

The Aztecs scored runs in the first five innings while freshman Genesis Zazueta (Tucson) tossed a gem. Zazueta pitched a complete-game, giving up one run (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

The Aztecs got on the board when sophomore Analisa Gomez (Rincon/University) hit a sacrifice-fly RBI to score Munoz, who hit a leadoff double. The Aztecs scored two runs in the second inning when Munoz drove in Zulinski-Wrobel and Tapia with an RBI single to make it 3-0.

Freshman Mina Chacon (Tucson) hit an RBI single in the third inning to bring in Zepeda while Munoz came through once again with an RBI double in the fourth inning to drive in sophomore Mia Casadei (Tanque Verde) to make it 5-0.

Tapia knocked in Chacon with an RBI single in the fifth inning.

Munoz went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, a run and three doubles. Chacon went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run while Tapia was 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run.

Game 2 — Pima CC Aztecs 11, Paradise Valley CC Pumas 7:

The offense was on fire as they scored in the first six innings of the game and freshman Alexis Tsosie-Hood got the win in relief.

Down 2-1 in the second inning, the Aztecs rallied with four runs. They tied it up when Tapia hit a lead-off home run. Munoz put Pima ahead with an RBI single to score freshman Jasmine Majonica (Flowing Wells). The Aztecs padded the lead when sophomore Alejandra Castro hit a two-run RBI single bringing around Munoz and Gomez to make it 5-2.

Up 5-4 in the third inning, Casadei hit a solo home run. She also reached base on an error in the fourth inning that brought in Castro and Zepeda to make it 8-4. Casadei capped off her day with an RBI single in the sixth inning to drive in Zepeda.

Castro hit a sacrifice-fly RBI in the fifth inning and finished the game 1 for 2 with three RBIs, a run and two walks. Casadei went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run while Munoz was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs.

Gomez and Zepeda also each scored two runs. Zulinski-Wrobel finished 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Tsosie-Hood got the win (2-0) as she pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up three runs (all earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

The Aztecs will return to the West Campus Aztec Softball Field on Tuesday when they play Glendale in an ACCAC doubleheader. First game will be at 1:00 p.m.

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