Lady Miners closing in on repeat

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San Manuel, the defending State Champion, advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s State Championship playoffs with two lopsided wins last weekend. The 2nd-seeded Lady Miners defeated 18th-seeded St. Gregory last Friday, 18 – 0. They defeated 7th-seeded Desert Christian in Saturday’s quarterfinal game, 9 – 1.

Junior Alyssa Cuellar went 3-for-3, including two homeruns, and had five RBI in Friday’s win over St. Gregory. Felicia Medina homered, doubled, and had four RBI for the Lady Miners.

Pitching ace Lyana Waddell pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout to earn the victory. She went five innings, allowed two walks, and struck out twelve.

Angela Navarro, Felicia Medina, and Alyssa Cuellar each had two hits in Saturday’s win. Cuellar and Mariah McBride each had two RBI, while Medina knocked in three runs.

Waddell was the winning pitcher, tossing her second straight complete game. She allowed one earned run on five hits, walked two, and struck out twelve against Desert Christian.

The Lady Miners, now with a record of 27 – 3, will take on 3rd-seeded Veritas Prep at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night at the Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix.

With a win, the Miners will face the winner between Ray and Valley Christian on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The Miners have won 21 of their last 22 games entering Friday night’s game. Their lone loss during that span came against 4th-seeded Ray. The Lady ‘Cats ended the Lady Miners 19-game winning streak and loom as a potential Championship Game opponent.

Andy Luberda (417 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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