An exciting three-run rally in the top of the seventh inning led Pahranagat Valley to an 8-7 victory over Virgin Valley in a consolation game at the Cowboy Classic in Las Vegas April 12 during spring break. Tabor Maxwell scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice by Preston Higbee. Christian Higbee then set the Bulldogs down in order to end the game.
Garett Higbee went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead PVHS and Maxwell went 2-for-4 with two runs.
Dallan Tanner went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Virgin Valley (10-9). Pahranagat had just beaten the Bulldogs 11-1 in Alamo just the Friday before.
Virgin Valley took the early lead with three runs in the first inning and three more in the fourth on a two-run double by Jayden Perkins and a single by Joshua Abbott for a 6-0 lead.
But the Panthers came up with five runs in the fifth inning when they began to hit relief pitcher Cade Anderson. Garrett Higbee delivered a two-run double, Preston Higbee was hit by a pitch and Brodey Maxwell had a single to score Reece Thornton, then Stockton Maxwell and P. Higbee scored on an infield error. Higbee got the win. He pitched seven innings, allowing seven runs, ten hits, eight strikeouts, and no walks.
The Bulldogs used three pitchers. Dillon Fugua started, went three innings, no runs, two hits. He gave way to Anderson who was touched for three runs on two hits. Then Nathan Cannon came on in the sixth inning and gave up five runs on five hits.
On Monday this week, Pahranagat Valley senior pitcher Tabor Maxwell struck out 14 of the 24 batters he faced leading the Panthers to a 16-2 win at Western High in Las Vegas. He gave up only three hits and one walk. He and Asher Haworth were both 2-for-3 at the plate.
PVHS scored four runs in the first inning on an error and a single by Carter Robinson. Maxwell’s sacrifice fly helped score another.
The Panthers got another four runs in the third inning, and added five more in the sixth inning on three walks, a single and two errors by Western. Ike Taylor scored four runs for Pahranagat. Taylor leads the team in batting with a .476 average, 20-of-42, including 18 singles.