Jr. Bearcats cap off undefeated season with championship

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Ray Junior Bearcats

Copper Basin News

The Ray Jr. High baseball team capped off its undefeated season by winning the Central Jr. High League Championship. The top-seeded Jr. ‘Cats defeated 4th-seeded Globe in the championship game, 9 – 0.

The Jr. Bearcats won the championship just as they did their previous nine games – with strong pitching and a lot of offensive firepower. They didn’t allow a hit and struck out 15 Globe hitters in the championship game.

“The group of kids that we had, they jelled really well together,” Assistant coach Frank Luchega told the Copper Basin News. “Their work ethic was also important to the success of our season.”

Including their two tournament games, the Jr. Bearcats outscored their opponents 103 – 23 for an average margin of victory of almost eight runs per game. Their closest game of the year was a 7 – 6 win at Superior Jr. High.

Julian Cruz, Bobby Meza, Fabian Valenzuela, and Cole Yocum were the Jr. Bearcats named to the CJHL All-Tournament Team.

The Jr. Bearcats were led by head coach Bobby Meza. His assistants are Billy Meza, Sr., Frank Luchega, Shane Olsen, and T.J. Meza.

The CJHL Champion Jr. Bearcats are: Cole Yocum (1), Bobby Meza Jr. (4), Nathan Molar (6), Theodore Alvarado (7), Fabian Valenzuela (8), Julian Cruz (9), Jaden Pace (12), Morgan Bray (14), Spencer Bryce (16), Angel Manriquez (19), Danny Garcia (20), and Ian Chao (21).

Andy Luberda (339 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.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Kearny Police Report

    8 hours ago
    by

    According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting


    Mary Esther Yanez

    8 hours ago
    by

    , 61, passed away in Mesa on March 16, 2015, from cardiac arrest, after a long battle with illness.


    Food drive successful

    9 hours ago
    by

    The annual SaddleBrooke Community Food Drive held on Saturday, March 14 was very successful! Approximately 19,000 lbs of food were delivered that day to the Tri Community Food Bank in


    At issue with coverage of anti-marijuana grow articles

    9 hours ago
    by

    I would like to take a few minutes to address a couple of issues that were published in the last San Manuel Miner .


  • Stories Just For You

    Young swimmers from San Manuel compete at state meet

    9 hours ago
    by

    The 8 and Under State Championship Swim Meet was held March 21-22 at the Phoenix Country Day School Pool.


    Warmer water in the San Manuel Pool

    9 hours ago
    by

    For years, many in the community have known what a great swimming pool we have in San Manuel.


    Superior Sports Update

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    Baseball – Last Thursday’s game versus Desert Christian was rained out and a makeup game has not been announced.


    Ray Sports Update

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    Baseball – The ninth-ranked Bearcats, after defeating San Carlos 17 – 0 a week earlier, earned their second-straight shutout victory by beating Hayden, 10 – 0.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather