Miners break game open late, defeat San Miguel

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San Manuel Miners

  The 18th-ranked San Manuel baseball team broke a 7 – 7 tie with four fifth-inning runs and three more in the sixth on its way to a 14 – 8 victory at San Miguel last Thursday.

  Louis Chavez went 4-for-4, including a double, and Christian Estrada had two hits with three RBIs to lead the Miners. Saul Quijada, who tripled for one of his two hits, and Benny Laguna (5-for-5, two RBIs) also starred for San Manuel.

  Javy Tamayo, who was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs at the plate, threw five innings in relief, fanning 10 Vipers while surrendering three unearned runs (none earned) on only one hit and a walk.

Up next:  Apr. 10 vs. Coolidge, Apr. 12 vs. Desert Christian, and Apr. 16 at Santa Rita. All games are scheduled for 4 p.m.

Andy Luberda (1106 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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