The Pumas competed as the #2 seed in the NJCAA Region I DII Tournament this weekend held at #1 seed Phoenix College. The Pumas, slated to match up against #3 Mesa in the first game of the tournament, lost their first game but won their second against #4 Chandler-Gilbert and lived to play Saturday. Facing #3 MCC for a second time in the tournament on Saturday, the Pumas could not pull out a victory and ended their spectacular 2018 season.
Game 1 | #2 PVCC vs. #3 Mesa | L, 13-2
Facing Mesa in the first game of the Region I Tournament, the Pumas fell behind early and could not come back in a 13-2 loss to MCC. PV struggled to contain the Thunderbird’s high-powered offense, giving up 13 runs.
Yessika Galaz led things off on the hill for PV. She allowed nine hits and six runs over three innings. Alexsis Ramirez threw four innings out of the bullpen.
The Pumas tallied seven hits in the game. Diondra Bodman and Alicia Young managed multiple hits for PV. Young and Bodman each managed two hits to lead the Pumas.
Game 3 | #2 PVCC vs. #4 Chandler-Gilbert | W, 8-0 (5)
The Pumas faced CGCC, loser of the #2 game vs. #1 seed Phoenix, in the third game of the Region I Tournament on Friday.
Karlee Leyvas had all the right stuff on Friday for the Pumas, allowing zero runs and besting the Coyotes by a score of 8-0.
PV secured the victory thanks to five runs in the fourth inning. Puma offense in the inning came from a walk by Destinee Cabrera, a triple by Diondra Bodman and a single by Alexis Malave.
Leyvas got the start for PV. She surrendered zero runs on two hits over five innings, striking out two.
The Pumas had nine hits in the game. Maya Lentz and Bodman each managed two hits to lead the squad. PV was sure-handed and did not commit a single error. Lentz made the most plays with five.
Game 5 | #2 PVCC vs. #3 Mesa | L, 7-0
After winning game #3 of the Region I Tournament, PVCC faced Mesa for the second time after their loss to Phoenix on Friday in game 4. The Pumas could not keep up with MCC and fell 7-0 on Saturday.
A single by Madison Wiley in the first inning was a positive for the Pumas but not enough to get PV’s offense going.
Karlee Leyvas toed the rubber for PV again. She lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and seven runs while striking out two.
The Pumas totaled six hits in the game. Ibrarra Palomo and Diondra Bodman each had two hits to lead the Pumas.
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