Senior Karley Whipple went 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, and three RBIs as the Panthers claimed their sixth straight Class 1A Southern League tournament title with a five-inning 14-4 win over the Indian Springs Thunderbirds.
It marked Pahrangat Valley coach Mike Sparrow’s 20th straight win over Indian Springs since 2014.
Morgan Harris was 2-for-2 with a home run and four runs scored, and winning pitcher Ashlyn Wadsworth went 1-for-1 with a solo home run for the Lady Panthers, which took advantage of eight walks and 11 Indian Springs errors.
PVHS (19-6) scored four runs in the first inning and led 9-0 after two innings.
Kaitlyn Farrar was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Indian Springs.
Both Indian Springs and Pahranagat advance to the 1A state tournament this week in Reno at North Valleys High School.
Pahranagat played Coleville (17-5) in a Thursday game. The Panthers and Coleville have not played each other in softball in at least 10 years.
In the other first round game, Wells, the No. 1 North seed played Indian Springs (15-8) on Thursday at the state tournament.
The Leopards (20-2) came into the tournament riding a 20-game win streak.
Earlier in the Southern region tournament on Friday, the Panthers had beaten Indian Springs 18-3 in the semifinals, in three innings.
Whipple was again a strong force at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles and six RBIs.
Madalyn Taylor’s three-run triple in the bottom of the third innings ended the game on the 15-run rule.
Aspen Avery had a triple, scored a run, and had an RBI for Indian Springs.
To begin the tournament on Thursday, Pahranagat played Beaver Dam and quickly dispatched the Diamondbacks 15-0 in three innings.
In the Panthers’ first at-bat, they put eight runs on the board with Morgan Harris hitting a two-out, three-run home run inside the park to complete the scoring that inning.
Pahranagat scored four runs the second inning and three the third inning.
Kaitlyn Davis pitched a three-inning no-hitter for the win, her second such success against Beaver Dam in just a week.