Panthers closing in on playoff berth

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The Superior baseball team, with only four upperclassmen on the roster, is currently the 13th ranked team in most current AIA rankings. The Panthers wrapped up their regular season on Monday with a double-header versus Gilbert Classical Academy. The Panthers won the first game, 14 – 4.

Last week, the Panthers defeated Pima, 11 – 5, before losing at Ray last Friday, 12 – 2. In the win versus the Roughriders, Austin Navarrette, Edgar Galindo, and Matthew Zavala each had two hits. Zavala hit a double for one of his two hits. Senior Cesar Villalobos’ lone hit was a triple. Ricky Longoria had three RBI.

Longoria was the winning pitchers against Pima. He pitched 5-1/3 innings, allowing five runs on three hits and seven walk. He struck out seven. Freshman Edgar Galindo pitched 1-2/3 scoreless innings in relief. He recorded all five outs by strikeout.

After having only four wins last season, the Panthers put together, perhaps, one of the best single-season turnarounds this year. They’re likely to be rewarded with a berth in the playoffs. They’ll have to wait until Thursday’s release of the brackets to find out whom, when and where they will play next.

Andy Luberda (238 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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