Sports shorts: Pima CC baseball, softball squads sweep Glendale

2013-03-27T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Pima CC baseball, softball squads sweep GlendaleStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

The Pima College baseball team won a doubleheader over Glendale, 5-4 and 7-1, Tuesday at the West Campus.

Bryant Muñoz (Tucson High) had a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie in the first game. Alec Beyersdorf (Catalina Foothills) had an RBI triple to help back winning pitcher Hyrum Formo in the second game. The Aztecs (19-15-1, 9-9 conference) will host Scottsdale Community College Saturday in a noon doubleheader.

• In softball, pitcher Yvette Alvarez (Sahuarita) won twice as host Pima swept Glendale, 14-1 (five innings) and 8-0 (six innings). In the first game, Pima sent 14 batters to the plate in a 10-run first inning, led by a pair of two-run singles by Alejandra Ortiz (Tucson). Alvarez (11-11) threw a one-hit shutout in the second game. Pima (25-15, 17-11) will face visiting South Mountain twice Saturday at noon.

• In tennis, the Pima women beat host Glendale 9-0 as No. 6 singles player Vivian Pierson (Catalina) ran her match winning streak to 11. The Aztecs (11-4, 4-2) host Mesa next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Tucson Racquet Club. ... The Pima men (3-4, 2-3) gave new coach Brian Ramirez his first win, 6-3 over Glendale, and will play Scottsdale at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Tucson Racquet Club.

• In Eugene, Ore., Trent Redfern shot a 1-under-par 71 Tuesday - Arizona's best round of the tourney - to tie for 27th as the UA men's golf team placed 13th at the 15-team Duck Invitational. The Wildcats (40-over 904) finished 46 strokes behind winner Oregon, while Redfern (5-over 221) was 13 back of medalist Jonathan Woo of Oregon.


Hamlin out 6 weeks; Stewart averts penalty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin will be sidelined at least six weeks because of a fractured vertebra sustained in a last-lap crash at California. Charlotte physician Jerry Petty said the driver will not need surgery, but the lower-back L1 compression fracture needs time to heal. With NASCAR off this week, Hamlin could miss only five races if the healing process is six weeks.

• NASCAR is not penalizing Tony Stewart for scuffling with Joey Logano on pit road at California, and viewed the crash between Logano and Hamlin as a racing incident. Stewart was angry with Logano after Sunday's race for blocking him on a late restart. He parked his car near Logano's on pit road and angrily approached him. Although there was some shoving, crew members intervened. Logano threw a water bottle at Stewart.


Serena advances, no US man left in Florida

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Five-time champion Serena Williams moved to the semifinals of the Sony Open and tied the women's record for career victories in the tournament by beating No. 5-seeded Li Na 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday. The No. 1-ranked Williams will face Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals Thursday.

Sam Querrey lost his fourth-round match 6-1, 6-1 to Tomas Berdych, and for the first time the Florida tourney will have no American in the men's quarterfinals.

• In the NHL, Sidney Crosby scored the game's only goal late in the second period as Pittsburgh ran its winning streak to 13 with a 1-0 victory over Montreal.

• In golf, Rory McIlroy sent a text message to Tiger Woods on Tuesday, congratulating him on winning at Bay Hill and taking over the No. 1 world ranking again. Woods urged McIlroy to get going and win this week's Houston Open. A victory would put McIlroy back at No. 1.

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