Crazy 8’s: Lady Miners defeat Miami in extras, 8 – 5

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San Manuel Miners

  After allowing Miami to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, the eighth-ranked San Manuel softball team scored three runs in its half of the eighth inning to earn its eighth win of the season in Miami last Friday, 8 – 5.

  Junior Gabriella Estrada was one of the four Lady Miners with two hits in the win in addition to her game-high three RBI’s. Savanna Roan, Samantha Waddell and Jazmyne Waddell, who had a pair of doubles, were the others.

  Jazmyne Waddell earned her sixth win of the season despite allowing a season-most eight runs, three of them earned. Still, the freshman phenom was dynamic, whiffing 13 Lady Vandals batters in the game, which was her sixth-straight with 10 K’s or more.

Up next:  Apr. 4 at San Miguel (5:45 p.m.), Apr. 5 vs. Santa Rita and Apr. 9 at San Carlos. All games are scheduled for 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Andy Luberda (1106 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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