Pima softball sweeps doubleheader from Scottsdale

CDO graduate Wendy Castro (Pima Athletics photo)

Pima College’s media-relations department contributed to this report:

The Pima College softball team swept a doubleheader at Scottsdale on Tuesday behind the hitting of CDO graduate Wendy Castro and Salpointe alum Mallory Zylinski-Wrobel.

Castro finished the day hitting three home runs and going 4 for 5 with seven RBIs and four runs while also picking up a win on the mound.

Zylinski-Wrobel twice homered and was 4 for 6 with five RBIs and four runs scored.

Sophomore Stephanie Tapia went 2 for 4 with six RBIs and five runs scored. Freshman Alexis Tsosie-Hood also picked up a win on the mound.

Game 1: Pima 17, Scottsdale 3 (5 innings): The Aztecs (20-15, 17-9 in ACCAC) broke the tie with 14 unanswered runs in the run-rule win.

The Aztecs loaded the bases with one out in the third inning and Tapia gave Pima the lead for good with a grand slam. Castro followed it up with a solo home run to make it 8-3.

Freshman Camila Zepeda (Tucson High) hit her second two-run home run in the fourth inning, driving in sophomore Analisa Gomez (Rincon/University HS). Castro capped off the inning with an RBI single to make it 12-3.

The Aztecs tacked on another five runs in the fifth inning as Tapia drew a bases loaded walk and Castro hit a grand slam.

Castro went 3 for 4 with six RBIs and two runs while Tapia was 1 for 2 with five RBIs, three runs and two walks.

Zepeda hit her first two-run homer in the first inning and finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs.

Zylinski-Wrobel led off the second inning with a home run to put Pima up 3-2. She went 1 for 3 with an RBI and three runs. Sophomore Alejandra Castro scored three runs in the game.

Castro (7-4) got the win after she pitched five innings, giving up three runs (three earned) on four hits with one strikeout and one walk.

Game 2: Pima 11, Scottsdale 1 (6 innings): After giving up a run in the first inning, the Aztecs scored 11 unanswered to earn a second run-rule victory.

Freshman Madison Fillman-Moreno (Sabino) put the Aztecs ahead with a three-run homer. Zylinski-Wrobel made it 5-1 with a two-run RBI double.

Wendy Castro hit her third home run of the day with a solo shot in the third inning.

Zylinski-Wrobel hit an RBI single in the fourth inning and added a solo home run in the sixth as she finished the game 3 for 3 with four RBIs and a run.

Fillman-Moreno closed out the game, going 1 for 3 with three RBIs and a run while Tapia was 1 for 2 with an RBI and two runs.

Wendy Castro finished 1 for 1 with an RBI, two runs and two walks.

Tsosie-Hood got the win (4-2) as she pitched all six innings, giving up one run (one earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts on 82 pitches.

The Aztecs will be back at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field on Saturday when they host Mesa Community College. First game starts at noon.

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