Apache pitching steps up in a sweep over Pima CC

On Tuesday, April 2 the #7 nationally ranked Cochise College hosted Pima Community College for a conference doubleheader.  Freshman RHP Isiah Campa took the mound for the Apaches as they looked to play well at home like they have all year so far.  Even with the wind blowing out to left field Campa was able to keep the Aztec hitters off balance throughout his entire outing.  Campa would go on to throw six strong innings striking out four hitters and limiting Pima CC to only two runs.   The Apache offense would explode for six runs in the bottom of the 6th inning as they would go on to win game one by a score of 9-2.  Five hitters in the Apache offense would have multi-hit games with sophomore UTL Justin Lee leading the way with a 3-4 performance.  Campa would get the win in game one bringing his record for the year to 5-0.

In game two, freshman RHP Aaron de Groot got the ball as the Apaches looked to get a home sweep against the Aztecs.  The Apache offense had plenty of opportunities early to jump on Pima but was unable to break the game open.  De Groot did a great job keeping Cochise in the game.  He would throw six innings only allowing one earned run with four strikeouts.  The Apache offense, just like in game one, waited until late and scored six runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.  Freshman DH Elliot Rodriguez hit the game-tying RBI single to get the rally going in the 7th inning.  Next up to bat was sophomore OF Torren Brozovich; who would hit a 2 RBI triple down the left field line to take a 4-2 lead.  The Apaches would not look back and would go on to win game two by a score of 7-2.

The newest NJCAA Division I baseball ranking was released today as the Apaches remain ranked #7 in the nation.  This is now the fifth straight week the Apaches have seen themselves ranked nationally in the top 10.  Cochise currently holds a 34-7 overall record and an 18-6 conference record.  The Apaches hit the road this Saturday, April 6 for a doubleheader in Prescott, AZ at Yavapai College.