San Manuel Miner
After winning their first two games of the season by a combined score of 46 – 0, the Miners’ baseball team played some closer games in the Joe S. Padilla Baseball Tournament last week. The Miners went 1 – 2 in the three tournament games with all of the contests decided by 3 runs or less.
San Manuel dropped its first two games to Coolidge (4 – 1) and Fountain Hills (5 – 2) before picking up the 1-run victory over Apache Junction, 2 – 1.
Early season tournament games provide an opportunity for coaches to try players in different positions and learn more about their team as the regular season approaches. Results from tournaments, such as the Joe S. Padilla Tournament last weekend, do not count in the power point rankings. The experience gained by the players in these games is more valuable than the results.
After a game versus Hayden on March 11, the Miners will enjoy a short break and return to action on March 17 versus Tombstone (2 p.m.) and March 18 at Hayden (4 p.m.).