With eight games remaining in the 2018 season, Puma Softball posted their 23rd win of the season on Saturday after defeating Central Arizona College, breaking the previous best of 22 wins in 2015. The Pumas (23-17) are currently holding on to second place among ACCAC Division II teams.
Here are some highlights from the past few weeks.
March 31 | PV 13, Scottsdale 3 (5) & PV 16, Scottsdale 5 (5)
In game one, Yessika Galaz toed the rubber for the Pumas. She surrendered three runs on four hits over five innings, striking out two and walking one. The Pumas racked up 11 hits with Maya Lentz, Diondra Bodman, Alicia Young, and Madison Wiley each collecting multiple hits. Lentz led the Pumas with three hits in four at bats.
In game two, the Pumas racked up 18 hits with Lentz driving in five on three hits to lead the Pumas against the Artichokes. Lentz drove in runs on a double in the first, a single in the second, and a double in the fourth. Karlee Leyvas took the mound for the Pumas, allowing eight hits and five runs over five innings, striking out three.
April 7 | PV 12, Chandler-Gilbert 6
The Pumas snatched the lead late in the game in a 12-6 victory over Chandler-Gilbert. The Pumas trailed 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning when Diondra Bodman tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. Bodman led the Pumas to victory by driving in four runs. She went 3-for-5 at the plate, driving in runs on a triple in the fifth and a triple in the seventh.
April 10 | PV 4, South Mountain 1 & PV 5, South Mountain 4
In game one, Karlee Leyvas got the start for the Pumas. She lasted seven innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out five. The Pumas totaled nine hits, with Alexis Malave and Marissa Ibrarra Palomo each racking up three hits to lead the Pumas past the Cougars.
The Pumas took game two in dramatic fashions, with a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Cougars. With the game tied at four in the bottom of the seventh, Alicia Young singled on a 2-1 count, leading the Pumas to a victory. Alexis Ramirez took the mound for the Pumas. Ramirez last seven innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out one and walking zero.
April 14 | PV 6, Central Arizona 0
After losing game one against the Vaqueros, Karlee Leyvas threw a gem for the Pumas in game two, allowing zero runs and besting Central Arizona College by a score of 6-0. The Pumas got things started in the first inning when Madison Wiley singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. The Pumas tallied three runs in the third inning. Diondra Bodman and Samantha Wells all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
The Pumas hit the road tomorrow, April 17 to face Glendale. First game starts at 1:00pm.
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