Pahranagat Valley broke a four-game losing streak as senior Brook Higbee went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI to help the Lady Panthers top the Western Warriors last week 12-8 in a non-league game in Las Vegas.
With the win, the Lady Panthers evened their season record at 6-6.
Alyson Egbert was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, and Madison Harris went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI for Pahranagat.
Jennessa Dunton was 3-for-3 with two home runs, including a grand slam, for Western. Dunton also tripled and had six RBIs. Mireya Villela was 4-for-5 with a double and two runs for the Warriors (7-10).
Alamo coach Mike Sparrow said, “We had a much better effort in that game in many different areas than as of late. From things we had worked on in practice, it was good to have competition to be able to go out on the field and test ourselves. The team played better defensively. The outfielders did a much better job executing, hitting their cuts, getting into the right position for a fly ball and the infielders doing the same for a ground ball.”
PVHS broke out big in the first inning, registering seven runs, then four more in the third inning. “We were getting runners on base and this time able to bring them around to score,” Sparrow said.
On Tuesday this week, PVHS had a non-league game at Calvary Chapel in Las Vegas. The Lady Panthers jumped on the Lions (2-12) from the outset with a 10-run first inning and were in cruise mode after that, said Sparrow, taking a 17-3 win in five innings.
“We had a lot of base hits and walks in that first inning,” he said. In later innings, Madalyn Taylor had a run scoring triple and Alyson Egbert hit a two-run home run in the third inning.
League season began this week for Pahranagat (8-6). The team had a doubleheader with Sandy Valley yesterday and travel to Tonopah for another doubleheader today. On April 19, they host Lincoln County in a non-league meeting.
Wells and Eureka, who have been the powerhouse teams in the Northern Division for several years, are leading there again. As of this week, Wells has a record of 11-4-1 and Eureka is 9-2 record.
The softball Southern Division tournament will be in Alamo May 12-14.