by JUSTIN RIVERA
The El Diamante Miners take on the Dinuba Emperors in a non-league matchup on March 7. The Miners quickly jumped to a 2-0 lead after the first inning. They did not let up after that, scoring another 2 runs in the second inning and adding another run in the fourth inning.
The Emperors lacked team experience having the far majority of their team freshman and sophomores, which the Miners utilized for their own advantage. Dinuba posted a batting average of only .083 with hits coming from Sophomore Ridge Huckaby and Senior Gustavo Villareal.
The Miners had a batting average of .304. Senior Nolan Montgomery led the Miners with 2 RBIs. Miners pitching staff controlled the whole game not allowing a single run. Junior Chandler Lucas had a game high 7 strikeouts. With this win the Miners improve their overall record to (4-3).