Haymakers from the left and from the right, and over quickly. Sounds like boxing, but no, it’s baseball.
Pahranagat Valley left-hander Ike Taylor threw a two-hitter and right-hander Stockton Maxwell followed with a no-hitter and drove in two runs at the plate, as the Panthers blasted Sandy Valley 17-0 in both of their league games last Friday, with each game lasting no more than four innings.
Garrett Higbee was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, and Christian Higbee was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for Pahranagat Valley, which got three hits and three runs from Asher Haworth.
In the opener, Ike Taylor struck out six in a two-hitter and went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and an RBI. Christian Higbee was 2-for-3 with four RBIs, and Maxwell was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two RBIs.
Seth Isola singled and had a stolen base for Sandy Valley (2-9, 0-3).
The Panthers (15-7, 4-0), opened up with eight runs in the top of the first inning in the first game. Five hits, two hit by pitch, and two errors accounted for the eight runs. The boys added five more runs in the second and four in the third and the game was over because of the 15-run rule.
The onslaught continued in game two. Alamo scored 11 runs in the first inning. Five hits, three walks and three errors. Singles by Carter Robinson, Christian Higbee and Asher Haworth, and a triple from Garrett Higbee added to the scoring plays.
Maxwell only had to face 10 batters in this game. He walked one and struck out two.
On Tuesday, Ike Taylor went 2-for-2 and earned the win on the mound with six strikeouts as the Panthers routed the Mountain View Saints 17-1.
Tabor Maxwell had two hits and two RBIs for Pahranagat Valley, which scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to pull away.
Isiah Johnson had an RBI single and a stolen base for Mountain View.