Pahranagat Valley bested Sunrise Mountain in a high scoring affair on Tuesday in Las Vegas with a 17-6 win.
The Panthers broke open early with an 8-run second inning when they batted around. Jesse Jones had two doubles in the ining. He started the action with an RBI double to left field and closed out the action with another double in about the same spot. Stockton Maxwell also had an RBI double.
The Miners got some runs back, scoring three times in the third inning powered big RBIs from Angel Mora and Jose Bolan.
Maxwell started for Pahranagat. He gave up no runs, one hit and struck out five and walked two in two innings.
Jones and Preston Higbee came on in relief. Higbee gave up three runs and five hits, walked two and struck out four.
Jason Martinez was on the rubber for Sunrise Mountain (2-12), but lasted only one inning before being replaced by Mora followed by Edgar Garcia and Cameron McCoy. The Miners hurt themselves by committing seven errors.
Pahranagat tallied 12 hits on the day. Maxwell was 3-for-4. Jones and Higbee also had two hits.
The Panthers were strong on the bases as four players stole at least two bases. Cody Hatch had the most with four steals.
Pahranagat now has a 10-day break as they don’t play again until their first league games April 20 in Alamo with Sandy Valley.
Beaver Dam currently leads the 1A Central Division with a 2-0 mark. Sandy Valley is 0-2. Pahranagat (9-2) and Indian Springs (5-3) have yet to play league games. The Thunderbirds blanked Beatty 14-0 on Tuesday.
Sierra Lutheran (8-1) and Smith Valley (9-2) are the leaders in the 1A North-west.
Mineral County (10-4) is the leader in the 1A North-east followed by Wells (6-4).
Following the completion of league play, the top two in the South and Central divisions will face-off in the four-team Southern Regional tournament May 10-12. The site has yet to be determined by the NIAA.