Lady Bearcats crush Spartans in opener

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The Ray Bearcats’ softball team started its season with a lopsided victory over Gilbert Classical Academy, 31 – 1. It was a great start to the season for a team expected to contend for a state championship.

The ‘Cats scored 18 runs in the first inning against the inferior Spartans and never looked back. The only question would be if the Bearcats could preserve the shutout, but the Spartans were able to score a run in the third-inning.

The victory was a promising start for a Bearcats’ team that is state title contender. They’ll continue to build on the good start with four games this week.

After a game at Show Low on March 11, the ‘Cats will play a double-header at San Carlos on March 14 followed by a game at Salt River on March 15. The first game of the double-header begins at 4 p.m. The game versus Salt River begins at 1 p.m.

Andy Luberda (899 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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