Lady Cats extend winning streak to 11 games

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  The top-ranked Ray softball team defeated both Ft. Thomas and Hayden last week to extend its winning streak to 11 games.

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  The Lady Cats last suffered a loss nearly a month ago, an 8 – 3 defeat versus Globe on Mar. 25.

Daniella Hinojos hit two homeruns and drove in five runs in the Lady Cats’ 16 – 0 win at Ft. Thomas on Apr. 11. The sophomore was one of five Ray players to have two hits in the game. Tara Lorona, who had three RBI in the win, Julie Meza, Gabby Montano, and Ema Alverado were the others.

  Hinojos and Dani Montano combined on the two-hit shutout. The duo combined to whiff five Apaches’ hitters while only surrendering a single base-on-balls.

  The Lady Cats are now 17 – 3 for the season.

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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