Miners lose first sectional game of the season

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Ramon Ruiz tags a Pima player out at second base. Brandon Garibay watches from the outfield.
M. Schofield | SMHS

San Manuel Miner

After a full week off since they defeated eighth-ranked Ray on Apr. 4, the fourth-ranked Miners’ baseball team lost to Pima last Friday, 4 – 3. It was their first loss in seven sectional games so far this season.

Pima freshman pitcher Travis James pitched a complete game to earn the win. He limited the Miners to three runs on five hits. The Miners entered the game having scored 12 runs or more in each of their past four games, all wins.

The Roughriders handed the Miners only their second loss in the past 10 games and, in the process, ended the Miners four-game winning streak.

The schedule down the stretch is tough for the Miners, including back-to-back games versus the surging and 14th-ranked Panthers this week. Four of their next five opponents, including top-ranked Desert Christian, are currently ranked in the top 14 by the AIA.

Upcoming schedule: Apr. 16 @ Superior, Apr. 18 vs. Superior, Apr. 22 @ Globe, Apr. 23 vs. Miami. The game at Globe begins at 4:00 p.m. All other games are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.

Andy Luberda (209 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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