Local softball standouts Ranieri and Caldera sign to Pima

Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS) and Alexis Ranieri (Ironwood Ridge HS) signed their letter of intent on Friday to play Pima softball. Photo by Raymond Suarez.
Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS) and Alexis Ranieri (Ironwood Ridge HS) signed their letter of intent on Friday to play Pima softball. Photo by Raymond Suarez.

The Pima Community College softball program received two more commitments for the 2017-18 season on Friday.

Alexis Ranieri (Ironwood Ridge HS) and Vanezza Caldera (Tucson HS) signed their letters of intent to play for the Aztecs.

Ranieri, a pitcher, transferred from West Texas A&M. She won two state championships with the Nighthawks. Her senior year in 2016, she threw 73.1 innings going 13-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 64 strikeouts.

Caldera, an outfielder, played in all 35 games for the Badgers this season. She batted .359 with 42 hits, five home runs and 33 RBIs.