6Jordan Cryts had a stellar week for Pahranagat Valley baseball in the past three games, one a league match at Beaver Dam, then a non-league game with visiting Tonopah.

At Beaver Dam, he went 5-for-7 with two home runs, eight RBIs and five runs to power PVHS to a double-header sweep of the Diamondbacks 24-2, and 16-1.

Then on Tuesday this week against Tonopah, he went 2-for-4 with a triple, and a two run double sparking the Panthers to a 15-3 win. Cryts 18 RBIs on the season leads the team as does his .541 batting average with a minimum of 10 games played.

In the first game at Beaver Dam, Cryts was 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs in the opener, and 2-for-3 with a grand slam home run in the nightcap.

Christian Higbee threw four scoreless innings in the opener, allowing two hits and striking out seven, to get the win.

Tabor Maxwell allowed one hit over four innings, one earned run and nine strikeouts in the second game, which was decided early as PVHS piled on 16 runs in the first three innings.

On Tuesday, in Alamo, Cryts went 2-for-4 with a triple, a double, two runs and two RBIs to help the Panthers defeat the Muckers in five innings.

Maxwell was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Paden Higbee and Shawn Wadsworth each went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Pahranagat, which scored 11 runs in the second inning.

Tonopah couldn’t get anything going so long as Wade Leavitt was on the hill. Tonopah (9-6, 0-2 Central) managed just two hits off of the senior pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out seven during his three innings of work.

Cryts, Unger, Wadsworth and Maxwell helped lead Pahranagat. They combined for seven hits and six RBIs.
Tonopah jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Alamo got one back, then the second inning outburst, and they tacked on another three runs in the third.

Today, the Panthers (12-2, 2-0 Southern) face one of their major tests of the season hosting Indian Springs (10-6, 2-0 Southern). The Thunderbirds are 8-2 in their last 10 games, Pahranagat is 9-1.

Indian Springs knocked PVHS out of the state tournament in Reno last year with a 7-4 win.