Information from Pima College’s media-relations department contributed to this report:
The Pima College softball team scored 33 runs in its ACCAC conference doubleheader sweep Tuesday against visiting Glendale.
The Aztecs (18-13, 15-7 in ACCAC) have won five out of their last six games.
Freshman Mina Chacon (Tucson High) closed out her day going 4 for 9 with eight RBIs and five runs. Freshman Mallory Zylinski-Wrobel (Sahuarita) finished the day 6 for 7 with six RBIs and a run. Sophomore Analisa Gomez (Rincon-University) was 5 for 7 with four RBIs and seven runs. Sophomore Elise Munoz went 4 for 8 with an RBI and four runs. Freshmen Genesis Zazueta (Tucson High) and Wendy Castro (Canyon del Oro) got the wins on the mound.
Game 1 – Pima 14, Glendale 6 (5 innings): Chacon hit her first walk-off of the day with a three-run shot scoring freshman Camila Zepeda (Tucson High) and sophomore Alejandra Castro for the run-rule victory.
The Aztecs fell behind 4-0 in the first inning but cut into Glendale’s lead in the bottom half of the inning. Castro hit an RBI single and Gomez scored on a wild pitch to cut the deficit in half. Zylinski-Wrobel hit an RBI single to bring in Castro to make it 4-3.
The Aztecs took the lead in the second inning when Gomez and Zepeda hit back-to back RBI singles. Zylinski-Wrobel added to the rally once again with a two-run RBI single scoring Zepeda and Chacon as Pima led 8-4.
The Gauchos scored two runs in the third to cut into Pima’s lead but the Aztecs responded in the fourth inning with RBI singles from Zepeda and Zylinski-Wrobel.
Zylinski-Wrobel was a flawless 3 for 3 with four RBIs while Zepeda finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Chacon was 1 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs. Gomez finished the game going 2 for 3 with an RBI and three runs while Munoz went 2 for 4 with two runs. Castro had an RBI and three runs scored and sophomore Mia Casadei (Tanque Verde) went 2 for 3 with two runs.
Zazueta (6-6) picked up the win as she went five innings, giving up six runs (four earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Game 2 – Pima 19, Glendale 11 (6 innings): The Aztecs took the lead at 11-5 but the Gauchos rallied to tie the game. The Aztecs scored eight answered to earn the second run-rule win.
Chacon hit her second 3-run walk-off home run as she drove in Gomez and Zepeda to seal the victory.
Sophomore Stephanie Tapia, Munoz and Gomez all had RBIs in the six-run sixth inning.
With the game knotted at 11-11 in the fifth inning, the Aztecs scored two runs to retake the lead. Munoz and Gomez hit a single and a double respectively to get it started. Zepeda hit a sacrifice-fly RBI to bring in Munoz to make it 12-11. Chacon helped Pima’s cause with an RBI double to score Gomez.
The Aztecs trailed 4-0 heading to the bottom of the first. Wendy Castro tied the game with a two-run RBI double. She later scored the go-ahead run off an error. The Aztecs scored another five runs in the second inning as Gomez and Zylinski-Wrobel each hit two-run RBI doubles as they went up 10-4. Tapia hit a solo home run in the third inning as Pima led 11-5.
The Aztecs hit nine doubles in the game. Chacon finished 3 for 5 with five RBIs and three runs. Gomez went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and four runs. Zylinski-Wrobel closed out the game going 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run. Tapia was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs. Munoz and Zepeda each had an RBI and two runs while Alejandra Castro and Wendy Castro each finished with two RBIs and a run.
Wendy Castro (8-4) got the win as she pitched four innings, giving up 11 runs (eight earned) on 16 hits.
The Aztecs will play at Yavapai College on Saturday in an ACCAC doubleheader in Prescott. First game will be at noon.