The Aztecs’ late-game heroics came up short in their second match against Queen Creek, falling 9-7 in 9 innings. The Bulldogs put up four runs in the first inning while the Aztec bats struggled to get going.
It wasn’t until the third inning when Corona found offensive rhythm and answered back with runs of two, one and three in the following respective innings. However, Queen Creek responded with a two-run homer in the sixth to retake the lead late in the game. Corona came into the bottom of the seventh inning trailing by one with two outs, two strikes on the board in need of magic.
Then, an RBI allowed Cole Carlon to score and notch the game at 7. As quickly as the magic it came, it disappeared and Corona fell short, but managed to split the series.
Currently at 14-9 overall, 6-1 and in first place in the 6A Central section, the Aztecs have the no.7 seed. The Aztecs were looking to finish the sweep of No.5 Desert Vista on April 18 after defeating the Thunder 5-4 on April 13 in Ahwatukee. Next, they will close out the regular season with a series against Highland.