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SMCC Baseball Falls Twice to Pima CC

SMCC Baseball Falls Twice to Pima CC


The South Mountain Community College baseball team (10-13, 4-6 ACCAC) lost 8-7 (7 innings) and 15-5 (7 Innings) in an ACCAC doubleheader in Tucson on Saturday, Mar. 2. The Cougars rallied from a 7-0 deficit in game one to tie the contest before the Aztecs posted a walk-off victory. In the second game, SMCC again mounted a comeback but ultimately fell to Pima CC. 

Game One Recap

Pima CC scored three runs in the first, one in the second, and three in the third to jump out to a 7-0 advantage. SMCC responded with three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to tie the game at 7-7. However, the Aztecs rallied for a walk-off victory in the bottom of the seventh. 

Sophomore Karsen Waslefsky was a perfect 4 for 4 with three RBIs, two runs, and a double. The four hits set a new SMCC career high for Waslefsky. 

Five other Cougars had base hits in the loss. Sophomore Dominic Chacon had a sac fly, singled, and scored a run, and sophomore Wylie Waters had a single and scored twice. 

Freshman Max Mazinter started the game for SMCC and allowed five hits and seven earned runs over two innings. Sophomore Matthew Lighthall tossed 3.1 innings of relief and allowed two hits and two walks while fanning three. 

Sophomore Alex Urias-Calvillo took the loss with 1.1 innings of work in relief. He allowed three hits and one earned run. 

Game Two Recap

The Cougars were behind 6-0 after two innings and 11-0 after five innings. SMCC scored five runs in the seventh, but the Aztecs answered with four in the bottom half to post the 15-5, seven-inning victory.  

Freshman Joe Terranova was a perfect 3 for 3 with a home run, a double, two RBIs, and a run scored. Waslefsky had a pair of base hits, including a double, and added two RBIs and a run. 

Freshman Marcus Romero also had two hits in the contest, and sophomore Carlos Vega recorded the team's third double and scored a run. 

Freshman David Galindo took the loss after starting the game for SMCC on the mound. He allowed six earned runs and struck out two in 3.2 innings. Sophomore Stryder Salas, freshman Matt Elliot, and sophomore Kaden Gray all saw time in relief for the Cougars.