Dave Maxwell
Morgan Harris behind the plate for the Lady Panthers. She leads Pahranagat with a .543 batting average and also leads the team with five home runs. Pahranagat begins league play at Beaver Dam today.

Pahranagat Valley softball did not have any games during spring break, but they did have one on Monday this week at Western in Las Vegas.

Madison Harris gave the Warriors fits in going 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run to lead the Panthers past Western 17-9. The girls hammered out 17 hits. Western committed 11 errors.

Kaitlyn Davis had started for PVHS. She gave up nine runs on six hits, struck out three and walked three. Ashlyn Wadsworth pitched four innings of relief.

Harris doubled in the first inning for Pahranagat, homered in the second, doubled again in the third and had a single in the seventh.

Kyla Shumway also had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-6 with five RBIs.

Pahranagat took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Harris’ double scored her sister Morgan Harris who had drawn a walk. Shumway hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Madison and Kaitlyn Davis singled Shumway home. Harris had a two-run inside-the-park homer in the second inning.

In the third, Pahranagat scored five runs and six more in the top of the seventh aided by a three run inside-the-park home run by Morgan Harris.

Western (3-7) got six runs in the third inning to draw within 12-9. It was driven by a single by Ashley Rodriguez, an error, a two run double from Jennessa Dunton and a passed ball.

Pahranagat (13-3) begins league play today at Beaver Dam (0-10, 0-4), have a non-league game next Tuesday play at Lincoln County, followed by weekend games. Friday at Sandy Valley (0-9, 0-5) and Saturday hosting Tonopah (11-5, 5-3) in Alamo.

The expected challenge will be with Round Mountain (12-5-1, 6-1) when the teams play in Round Mountain May 4.

The league season will conclude May 5 as the girls host Indian Springs. The 1A Southern League playoffs will be May 12-13 at Indian Springs and the state tournament May 18-20 in Las Vegas.

PVHS has not done well against the powerful Lincoln Lynx in the past five years, losing the last nine meetings. Pahranagat’s last win was 9-3 in 2012. Interestingly, that was the same year Lincoln was runner-up to Yerington for the 2A state title.

Sophomore Morgan Harris is the batting leader for the Lady Panthers with 25 hits 46 times at bat (.543 avg). She also leads the team in home runs with five. Her sister Madison is batting .429 (18-of-42) and has nine doubles on the season.