Top-ranked Lady Miners continue to dominate

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Safe or not? A Lady Miner slides into first base as Ray’s first baseman dives for the out. James Carnes | Miner

San Manuel Miner

The Miners’ softball team is ranked first in Division IV, according to the AIA website, and is playing like it on the field. The Miners won all three games they played last week by a combined score of 33 – 2. They defeated Ft. Thomas (19 – 0), San Carlos (11 – 0), and 5th-ranked Ray (3 – 2).

The Miners have now won 12 games in-a-row and suffered their last loss over a month ago, on March 8, 2014, against Flagstaff.

Against San Carlos, Player of the Game Nicole Encinas went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base. Felica Gomez was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Lyana Waddell pitched four innings for the win. She shutout the Braves on one hit and struck out six. Waddell, who is ranked at or near the top of most statistical pitching categories, was relieved by Angela Navarro in the fifth.

Upcoming schedule: Apr. 10 @ Tombstone, Apr. 11 vs. Pima, Apr. 16 @ Superior. All games begin at 4:00 p.m.

Andy Luberda (848 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

    Panthers start state playoffs on Thursday

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      The Superior boys’ basketball team will look to rekindle the magical run it had a year ago, when the Panthers […]


    Superior basketball team honored by Superior Council

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      At the Feb. 9 Superior Town Council meeting, special recognition was given to the Eighth Grade Boys Basketball team for […]


    Miners’ Renteria ends remarkable career as State Champion

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      Four years ago, at the year-end wrestling banquet, now San Manuel senior Franky Renteria stood among a few legends in […]


    Lady Bearcats set to make bid for state title

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      All year long, the Ray girls’ basketball team has been one of the state’s best teams and now it will […]


  • Additional Stories

    Panthers tame Bearcats on Senior Night

    February 8th, 2017
    by

      The 14th-ranked Superior basketball team defeated rival Ray 60 – 38 last Tuesday night, in what was the final home […]


    Lady Panthers’ Ybarra and Castro honored on Senior Night

    February 8th, 2017
    by

      Superior girls’ basketball team seniors Eleanna Ybarra and Maribel Castro played in the final home game of their high school […]


    Champion Renteria, three more San Manuel wrestlers qualify for State

    February 8th, 2017
    by

      Senior Franky Renteria (170) won the Division IV Section II Championship at last weekend’s sectional tournament, which took place at […]


    Sea Lion Swimmers bring home trophies from Havasu meet

    February 8th, 2017
    by

    Over the weekend of January 20-22, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed in the Havasu Winter Challenge Swim Meet at […]


  • Copperarea

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