The San Manuel baseball team is battling through a current six-game winless streak, mainly due to lack of run support.
The Miners’ offense has scored three or fewer runs in five of their last six games and pushed across four runs in a 12 – 4 loss at Santa Cruz Valley on Feb. 28.
Good pitching and little offense was story in a 5 – 3 loss against San Tan Foothills on Mar. 4 in the Joe S. Padilla Tournament.
Sophomores Frankie Gonzales and Christian Estrada each had a hit and an RBI against the Sabercats. Estrada’s knock was a double, one of four in the game for the Miners. Benny Laguna, Saul Quijada and Alejandro Camacho hit the others.
Pitchers Angel Barriga and Josh Sharp were the bright spots. The duo combined to allow five runs, four earned. Barriga, a sophomore, did not allow a hit in his inning and two-thirds outing. Sharp fanned two and did not allow walk.