Panthers cruise in first-round victory

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Copper Area News

The 11th-seeded Superior baseball team crushed 22nd-seeded San Carlos in the opening round of the state playoffs, 10 – 0. The Panthers will play 6th-seed Ray in the second round. It will be the third meeting of the year between the teams.

The Panthers jumped on the Braves early, scoring four runs in the first two innings. They scored six more runs in the fifth on their way to the shutout victory. Panthers’ pitchers struck out 11 Braves’ hitters and held them to only two hits.

It was a dominating all-around performance by a young Panthers’ team with a number of freshmen who made their playoffs debut.

Next up for Superior is a second-round matchup with 6th-seeded Ray at 4:00 p.m. on May 9 at the Goodyear Baseball Complex – Field #5. The teams split two previous meetings with Superior winning the first matchup, 6 – 5. Ray won the second game, 12 – 2. This third meeting is the most important of the season with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.

With a win, the Panthers would play the winner between 14th-seeded St. Johns and 3rd-seeded San Manuel on May 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Andy Luberda (721 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.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Big plans ahead for the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from Class of 2016

    12 hours ago
    by

      Elias Olmos and Ivie Lopez have earned the top honors in their graduating class of of 2016 from Superior […]


    Superior Optimist Club recognizes honor roll students

    12 hours ago
    by

      The Superior Optimist Club hosted the annual honor roll banquet as part of the end of year activities for […]


    Superior Junior High sports honorees named

    12 hours ago
    by

      Superior Junior High held its Annual Sports Award Banquet on Apr. 27 at the school. The following is a […]


    Superior High School honors student-athletes at sports awards banquet

    12 hours ago
    by

      Superior High School Principal and Athletic Director William Duarte emceed the school’s Annual Sports Awards Banquet, which took place […]


  • Additional Stories

    Arboretum Geology Walk with Rich Leveille May 28

    12 hours ago
    by

     Each trip to Boyce Thompson Arboretum offers a new opportunity to meet charismatic Grand Canyon Staters. Drive up Saturday, May […]


    SUSD recognizes employees of the month

    May 19th, 2016
    by

      At the May Superior School District Governing Board meeting, Superintendent Steve Estatico recognized the food service staff as the […]


    Presbyterian Church of Superior celebrates centennial

    May 19th, 2016
    by

      In one hundred years, there is no doubt that the community has changed, the world has changed.  From societal […]


    JFK Student Council presents gifts to Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    May 19th, 2016
    by

      John F. Kennedy Student Body President Alianna Lopez and student body treasurer Nathan Taylor presented the SHS class of […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather