Fifth-ranked Lady ‘Cats suffer close loss to top-ranked Miners

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Bearcats’ Elisa Rodriguez at the plate. James Carnes | Copper Basin News

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The Ray softball team had its chance to beat the defending state champions and current top-ranked San Manuel Miners last Friday night, but they fell just short in a 1-run loss, 3 – 2. Despite the loss, the ‘Cats showed they are capable of competing with the best in the state, and perhaps, being the best.

Player of the Game Stormee Galka pitched brilliantly, limiting the high-scoring Miners to three runs on three hits. None of the runs were earned. She also had nine strikeouts in the game.

Galka helped herself at the plate by going 1-for-2 and driving in one of the ‘Cats two runs in the third inning to give them a 2 – 0 lead heading into the fourth.

The Miners took advantage of the Bearcats’ errors to score two runs in the fourth inning to tie the game. They scored another run in the sixth to earn the victory.

“The errors killed us,” Ray head coach Rikki Galka said after the game.

Savannah Willis and Ymari Contreras each recorded a multi-hit game for the ‘Cats.

Upcoming schedule: Apr. 10 vs. Duncan (4:00 p.m.). Apr. 12 Noel Morris Memorial Tournament. Game times and opponents TBD.

Andy Luberda (383 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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