The Pima Community College baseball team (19-19-1, 9-13 in conference) produced one run in its two games against Cochise College on Tuesday at the West Campus.
Down 2-0, the Aztecs scored a run in the 3rd inning but Cochise tacked on two runs in the 5th in Pima’s 5-1 loss. The Aztecs cut the lead in half after Juan Gamez (Cienega HS) scored a run on a Sergio Ortiz (Sunnyside HS) hit in the 3rd inning. Ortiz got on base after an error was made. Keith Zuniga (Nogales HS) pitched five innings and gave up five runs (two earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts and four walks. He dropped to 5-2 on the year. Bryant Muñoz (Tucson Magnet HS) finished the game 3 for 3 at the plate.
In the second game, the Aztecs struggled on offense and fell behind early after Cochise scored two runs in the 1st inning in its 4-0 loss. Muñoz, Zach Schira (Marcos de Niza HS), Dylan Dyson (Flowing Wells HS), Alvaro Flores (Tech. Institute of Monterrey) and Devon Carrillo (Sahuaro HS) produced the five hits for Pima. Hyrum Formo (Hayden HS) dropped to 2-3 on the season after pitching seven innings giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
The Aztecs will play a doubleheader at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Saturday in Chandler. The first game will start at noon.