Where once there were four, now there is one. Just a week ago four teams were unbeaten in conference play, but now # 1 ranked, and unbeaten, Phoenix has run its winning streak to 19 and is the only ACCAC softball team without a loss, having gone 12-0 through the first part of the schedule.
The Bears won four more last week, taking down Central Arizona and Glendale twice each. In the CAC doubleheader PC won 9-1 (5) and 7-4. In the opener, Joceylln LaFlesch led with a pair of hits, while Sydnee Smith and Brianna Hardy each homerd. In game two it was Smith and Veronica Chavez with three hits each, while Chloe Krason had two for CAC. The Bears then topped Glendale, 11-3 (6) and 11-2 (5). The first game in that pair saw PC found out 15 hits led by LaFlesch with three. Hardy and Caroline Chilton both hit home runs. In the nightcap, Ela Henry homered and drove in three.
Arizona Western (18-3, 11-1) is just a game behind Phoenix. AZW suffered its first conference loss in a doubleheader with Pima, falling in a 1-0 thriller. Anisah Triste homered in the bottom of the sixth for PCC and also struck out 13 on the mound. The Matadors bounced back in game two, scoring twice in the top of the seventh for a 9-8 win. Alyssa Darby had three hits, including a double and Cassandra Valle added three hits of her own, one of which was a HR. Lesly Cazares hit three doubles and drove in three for the Aztecs.
Western then stopped Mesa twice, 1-0 and 8-2. Illiana Manzano knocked in the game's only run in the fourth with a double. Anahi Grijalva pitched a four-hit shutout while striking out eight. In the second game of that twin-bill Darby, Nicole Moran and Sadie Chavez each had a pair of hits.
Yavapai (17-6, 11-2) took four straight during the week. First the Roughriders took down Glendale 15-2 (6) and 8-2. In the opener, Alexis Garayzar went 4-5 and drove in three. Then Kamryn Kamakaiwi pitched a two-hit shutout in game two with Alexus Garza contributing a three-run homer.
YC then topped Central Arizona, 6-3, 18-4. In game one, Shaylee Alani drove in four with a pair of doubles. Alyssa Madrid had a pair of hits and drove in three for CAC. In the nightcap Kamakaiwi hit a pair of home runs and Alyssa Carpio added four hits and three RBIs to pace a 23-hit attack.
Central Arizona (14-9, 10-4) stopped Glendale twice, 12-10 (8) and 4-3 before losing twice to Yavapai. In the Glendale opener Chloe Krason had five hits, including two doubles and two home runs, and Nicole Ley four, while Cherish Gonzalez contributed four for GCC. Serrina Cabral doubled a homered for the Vaqueras is the second contest for CAC and Bibina Acosta hit a home run for GCC.