Three Lady Panthers named to AIA All-Division Team

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Hunter Flanagan, Gabby Salcido, and Cierra Navarrette were named to the AIA All-Division IV Team. All three players were named All-Section previously.

Flanagan, a junior, is a prototypical slap hitter. She batted .574 with 2 doubles and 15 RBI as the Panthers leadoff hitter. She also had 18 stolen bases. Flanagan’s batting average ranked third in Section VI.

Salcido, a sophomore, is the Panthers’ power-hitter. She batted .446 with 3 doubles, 3 triples, 9 homeruns, and 33 RBI. She also had 9 stolen bases. Salcido’s nine homeruns was the second most homeruns in Section VI.

Navarrette, a junior, batted .581 with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 6 homeruns, and 40 RBI. She also had 13 stolen bases. Navarrette’s batting average ranked second in Section VI. Her six homeruns were good enough for fourth-best in the section.

The Lady Panthers finished the season ranked fifth in the state.

Andy Luberda (706 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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