Lady Lobos keep playoff hopes alive

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The Lobos softball team defeated Duncan last week, 28 – 3. Combined with Monday’s 17 – 4 win over Pima, the 25th-ranked Lobos remained alive for a berth in the state playoffs.

Their final game of the season was against Mesa Prep on Tuesday, a team the Lobos beat in the season opener, 22 – 0. A loss would almost certainly eliminate the Lobos from the playoffs.

With a win on Tuesday, the Lobos will await the revealing the AIA Division IV State Championship Brackets on Thursday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m.

The Lobos have come on strong down the stretch, winning three of their last four games. In those three wins, they have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 57 – 9. The have won by an average margin of 16 runs per game in the last three victories.

Any team wants to be playing at their best as the playoffs approach and that seems to be the case for the Lobos. Hopefully, they’ll have an opportunity to keep playing after Tuesday’s regular season finale.

Andy Luberda (852 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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