San Manuel softball trying to go back-to-back state titles

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San Manuel softball trying to go back-to-back state titles

By Kayla Anderson. CREATED May 15, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- An old school water fountain, a dugout just big enough to fit the team, the San Manuel Miners aren't flashy, but they don't need to be.

"On the field we're like sisters you can't break us apart, said Alyssa Cullar."

"We just get along so well so we just have that bond," added Miners infielder Felicia Medina.

This year the team, who at times was barley recognized, has a big target on its back.  The Miners are going for their 2nd straight softball title.

Head Coach Deanne Brewer,  "Back in the 70's, 80's and early 90's, we were a power house in softball, so having that run again gives us a lot of pride."

Competing with bigger programs, that have more resources hasn't been easy but the team has found a way to get it done.

Brewer, "We have to keep the intensity, we have to have perfect days."

There are those doubters that say going back to back is nearly impossible for a smaller school, but for these girls that talk only fuels the fire.

"Some people say that we can't do it again .  It makes us work harder to help us overcome what everybody is saying," said Medina.

"It pushes us forward because it proves that we're better than people and that we can go win another state title," added Cullar.