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Softball team rolls into Vegas on hot streak
Written by George Werner   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:13

Prior to Mingus Union High School’s home softball game Monday, April 14, with Bradshaw Mountain High School, the Marauders [6-14] were as dead as an imploded casino.

Junior catcher Lyssa Rabideau singles for Mingus Union High School in a home game Friday, April 11, against Flagstaff High School. The Marauders rebounded from that loss to the Eagles to win their first sectional game, 7-4, Monday, April 13, at Bradshaw Mountain High School, and defeated Fountain Hills High School  12-2 on Tuesday, April 14.

A two-run fifth inning against the Bears and a 10-run sixth-inning explosion Tuesday, April 15, at Fountain Hills High School later, and MUHS is on a two-game winning streak, one seed away from a berth in the Division II state tournament after its first Section V victory.

If that isn’t a big enough roll for Las Vegas, where the Marauders will play beginning Thursday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in the Spring Jamboree softball tournament, head softball coach John Brown doesn’t want to know.

“Long, long day,” a tired Brown said April 15 after MUHS broke a 2-2 tie with 10 unanswered runs to run-rule Fountain Hills, 12-2. “We made a lot of lineup changes in the top of the sixth inning to change things up and it paid big.”

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, April 16, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

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