San Manuel softball tames Lobos

Kati Monfred throws the ball as Mariah McBride and Nicole Encinas work for an out. Margaret Scholfield | SMHS

San Manuel Miner

The Miners handily defeated the Hayden Lobos last Tuesday, 17 – 2. It was the Miners’ second win in their last three games.

The Miners defeated Goldwater on March 8 before losing to Flagstaff later that same day. In their last two victories the Miners have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 27 – 4.

After games this week versus Tombstone and Hayden, the upcoming schedule includes games versus Pusch Ridge Academy (at home) on Mar. 25 before traveling to Duncan on Mar. 26. Both games next week begin at 4:00 p.m.

Miners’ Nuggets: Last week it was reported that the Miners defeated Imagine Prep Coolidge, 23 – 0. In that game, sophomore Lyana Waddell pitched a perfect game. Waddell was named Player of the Game for her performance. The Miners’ pounded out 17 hits and 3 HR in the game. Angela Navarro, a sophomore, was 3-for-3, including a triple and a homerun. She also had 4 RBI. Angelica Zuniga and Felicia Medina also homered for the Miners. Felicia Gomez and Mireya Tamayo each recorded a multi-hit game.

Andy Luberda (145 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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