Miners cruise past Panthers twice

Miners’ Christian Dietz (#1) is ready for the pitch. Kelli Luberda | Miner

San Manuel Miner

The fifth-ranked San Manuel baseball team cooled off a hot Panthers team in both games last week, 16 – 2 and 14 – 4. The Panthers, currently ranked 16th, entered the week coming off a win over 7th-ranked Ray.

“It was a great win for the team,” Miners head coach Steve Elmore said after Friday’s 14 – 4 win. “We had a little adversity in the third inning when they scored four runs off a couple of errors.”

Miners’ starting pitcher Richard Romo pitched a complete game to earn the win.

“Richard Romo pitched a great game,” Elmore said. “Everybody on defense picked it up and offensively we turned it on.”

Elmore was pleased with the defensive effort after the third inning against the Panthers. The Miners’ defense has been consistent this season and they’ll need that to continue with the playoffs approaching.

“Every time I pitch the defense has been solid,” Romo said. “They’ve been playing great especially heading down the home stretch here.”

After the two wins last week, the Miners have now won six of their last seven games. They are playing some of their best baseball of the season, which is what good teams want as they begin the postseason.

“We’re starting to peak here at the end, which is what we want to do,” Elmore said. “Pitching is coming together, fielding is coming together, and timely hitting is what we need right now.”

Upcoming schedule: Apr. 23 vs. Miami (2:00 p.m.), Apr. 24 @ Desert Christian (4:00 p.m.), Apr. 25 @ Cibecue (3:45 p.m.), Apr. 29 vs. Ray (2:00 p.m.), and Apr. vs Bowie (3:45 p.m.).

Andy Luberda (145 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.

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce Job Fair this Thursday

    July 25th, 2014

    Yes, it’s summer and the living is easy…hot, but still it is summer! But if you’ve been putting off looking […]

    Trust in the Lord

    July 22nd, 2014

    By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp
    Family Life Christian Center

    Isaiah 31:1 speaks to us today saying, “Woe to those who rely on human strengths and resources instead of looking to

    Duval visits mine site and visits with local leaders

    July 22nd, 2014

    By Mila Besich-Lira
    Superior Sun

    Fred Duval, the Democratic Candidate for the Arizona Governors seat visited Superior last week.

    Superior Little League All-Star Roundup

    July 22nd, 2014

    Superior Sun The Superior Little League All-Star seasons for both the 11/12 Division and the 9/10 Division came to end earlier this month in the respective District 4 tournaments.

  • Stories Just For You

    Superior Senior Baseball All-Stars are runners up at district tourney

    July 22nd, 2014

    Superior Sun The Superior Senior Baseball All-Star team lost to Casa Grande in the Championship round of the AZ District 4 Senior Baseball Tournament.

    GCC offers new programs

    July 22nd, 2014

    Officials at Gila Community College (GCC) announce two new programs being offered. Beginning with the fall semester, students will now be able to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Program.

    Miners 2014 Varsity Football Schedule listed

    July 22nd, 2014

    With the 2014 football season quickly approaching, we are proud to announce The Miner will provide game coverage each week.

    Sea Lions win eighth straight championship

    July 22nd, 2014

    The Sea Lions swim team hosted the Central Arizona League Championship Swim Meet on Saturday at the San Manuel Swimming Pool.

  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather