San Manuel Miner
Five members of the back-to-back State Champion Miners’ softball team were named to the AIA All-Division IV Softball Team. Felicia Medina, Alyssa Cuellar, Angelica Zuniga, Ashley Vargas, and Lyana Waddell were named All-Division. All five players were named All-Section previously. Waddell was also the Division IV, Section VI Co-Player of the Year.
Median, a junior, batted .539 with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homeruns, and 48 RBI. Her OPS was 1.460. In the section rankings, she finished fifth in batting average, second in RBI, and third in runs.
Cuellar, a junior, batted .506 with 6 doubles, 5 triples, 10 homeruns, and 52 RBI. Her OPS was 1.636. In the section rankings, she finished first in homeruns, slugging percentage, and RBI. She finished second in runs.
Zuniga, a 2014 graduate, batted .420 with 5 doubles, 3 triples, 4 homeruns, and 28 RBI. Her OPS was 1.177. In the section rankings, she finished fifth in homeruns.
Vargas, a sophomore, batted .529 with a double.
Waddell, a sophomore, is one of the top pitchers in the state in any division. She posted a record of 27 – 2 with a 1.51 ERA. She pitched 26 complete games with 13 shutouts. Her 190 strikeouts tied for first in Section VI. Her ERA was second-best and her 27 wins were the most in the section.
The Miners won their ninth State Softball Championship, and second in a row, this past season. Their nine titles rank among the most all-time in the state.