Lady Bearcats end Miners’ winning streak

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The Lady ‘Cats work to stop a run by the Miners.
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Copper Basin News

The Lady Bearcats ended the defending state champion San Manuel Miners’ 19-game winning streak last week. Ray defeated the Lady Miners, 5 – 1. The Lady Bearcats finished the regular season on a seven-game winning streak of their own.

With the strong finish to the regular season, the Bearcats secured the 4th-seed and a first-round bye in the State Championship tournament.

Ashley Meza had three hits, including two doubles, and Player of the Game Sarah Duncklee tripled to lead the Lady ‘Cats against San Manuel. Jessica Meza drove in two runs. Stormee Galka had four stolen bases in the game.

Galka was the winning pitcher, allowing one run on three hits and striking out an astounding 17 Miners’ hitters.

The Lady ‘Cats enter the tournament riding a seven-game winning streak, including a win over the defending champs, and appear to be peaking at just the right time. They’ll take on 13th-seeded Phoenix Country Day in the second-round of the playoffs on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Rose Mofford Softball Complex. The game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Field #4.

With a win, the Lady ‘Cats will take on the winner of 12th-seeded Bisbee vs. 5th-seeded Superior on May 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Andy Luberda (398 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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