Just say no-no: San Manuel frosh Waddell throws no-hitter

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Jazmyne Waddell #13 hitting the ball one of 20+ hits that resulted in scoring against Santa Rita. Photo by Marialena Molina

  San Manuel freshman Jazmyne Waddell has been extraordinary at the plate and on the mound all season, but nothing has been more impressive than her performance against San Miguel last Thursday in a lopsided 19 – 0 victory last Thursday.

  The phenom tossed a no-hitter in addition to going 4-for-5 at the plate – including a pair of doubles and homerun – with eight RBIs. She fanned 10 and did not issue a free pass in the five-inning outing.

  The Lady Miners finished with 20 hits in the game, eight of them for extra-bases, including Waddell’s three, a double and a homerun from Gabriella Estrada, a triple by Aubrey Encinas, and doubles from Samantha Waddell and Priscilla Ivy. Encinas and Estrada finished with three RBIs apiece and Ivy drove in two runs. Beatrice Gomez and Andrea Guerrero contributed with two hits apiece.

  The Lady Miners faced off against Santa Rita last Friday and posted another win, 22-1. 

Up next:  Apr. 10 vs. Coolidge, Apr. 12 vs. Desert Christian, and Apr. 16 at Santa Rita. All games are scheduled for 4 p.m.

Andrea Guerrero coming home, one of 20+ runs against Santa Rita. Photo by Marialena Molina

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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