Pima softball rallies from 7 down to win 1st game, splits at South Mountain

The Pima Community College softball team (14-13, 11-7 in ACCAC) took to the road for its third straight ACCAC conference away doubleheader on Tuesday at South Mountain Community College (22-7, 18-4).

The Aztecs hit four home runs on the day. Freshman Mina Chacon (Tucson Magnet HS) closed out her day going 3 for 8 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Sophomore Elise Munoz (Salpointe Catholic HS) was 4 for 9 with an RBI and two runs scored.

• Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 15, South Mountain CC Cougars 7: The Aztecs rallied from a 7-0 deficit heading into the 5th inning to score 15 unanswered runs to beat the Cougars.

The Cougars scored two runs in the 1st inning, four runs in the 2nd and one in the 4th inning.

Chacon got it going for the Aztecs with a two-run homer in the 5th inning, scoring sophomore Alejandra Castro.

The Aztecs loaded the bases in their first three at-bats to start off the 6th. Freshman Camila Zepeda (Tucson Magnet HS) hit an RBI single to score sophomore Mia Casadei (Tanque Verde HS). Chacon hit a two-run RBI single to plate Munoz and sophomore Analisa Gomez (University HS). Two batters later, Sophomore Stephanie Tapia (Cibola HS) tied the game with a two-run RBI single of her own to bring in Zepeda and Chacon making it 7-7. With two outs, Casadei put the Aztecs ahead with a two-run RBI double. Munoz capped it off with an RBI double that scored Casadei to put Pima up 10-7.

The barrage wasn’t finished as the Aztecs scored five runs in the 7th inning. Freshman M