Dave Maxwell
Pahranagat Valley’s Rheann Smith readies to hit in a recent game. The Lady Panthers beat Lake Mead 4-1 on Tuesday and are now in California for a pair of games today and tomorrow.

An exciting close game for Pahranagat Valley and Lake Mead on Tuesday this week.

Alamo’s Kaitlyn Davis scattered five hits over seven innings with four strikeouts and drove in three runs to lead the Panther girls past the Eagles 4-1.

Kyla Shumway and Madison Harris each supplied a triple for Pahranagat Valley.

Josey White was 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for Lake Mead (3-3).

Pahranagat took the early lead in the first inning. An error by the first baseman scored Madison Harris from third where she had been since hitting a triple.

Morgan Harris and Shumway each had two hits for the Lady Panthers (9-2).

Lauryn Freund was the losing pitcher. She went six innings, six hits and struck out three.

Last week, Pahranagat lost a non-league game to Moapa Valley. Emilie Barraza was 4-for-5 with four RBIs, and teammate Lainey Cornwall went 4-for-5 with four RBIs to power the Pirates past the Panthers 14-3.

Kaitlyn Anderson finished 3-for-5 with two runs for Moapa Valley, which scored five runs in the third and seventh innings. Daesha Stastny earned the win in the circle and supplied a triple for the Pirates.

Madison Harris, Morgan Harris and Karley Whipple each had two hits to pace Pahranagat.

The Pirates got to both Panther pitchers pretty well for hits, touching Ashlyn Wadsworth for nine and Kaitlyn Davis for six.    

In addition, Pahranagat was not having much success at bat, as when they did hit the ball it usually went right at somebody.

Moapa (6-8) hammered out 15 hits, with Barazza going four-for-five. PVHS had only five hits.

Stastny did a good job for the Pirates on the mound. She threw a complete game, allowing three runs, five hits, struck out four and walked only two.

The next day, though, the Panther girls travelled to Las Vegas for a game with Sunrise Mountain.

Karley Whipple went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double, and Madison Harris went 3-for-4 with two doubles to lead the Panthers to a four-inning victory 18-0 over the Miners.

Pahranagat Valley starter Kaitlyn Davis went the distance, allowing two hits while striking out four.

Beginning this weekend, the girls have 11 of their next 12 games on the road. Today and tomorrow they are on a California coastal trip with games scheduled in Carpinteria (7-5), and Channel Islands (0-7-1), in Oxnard. The girls played over there last year also and lost both games.

The team has a game at Canyon Springs (0-6) in Las Vegas April 5.

They face Virgin Valley in Alamo April 7 but then are not home again until April 29 against Tonopah.