At Littlefield, Arizona, April 5, Gage Davis went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the opener and 3-for-3 in the nightcap as the Pahranagat Valley Panthers swept the Beaver Dam Diamondbacks by identical scores of 13-1.
John Hansen and Jesse Jones each went 3-for-4 for the Panthers in the first game. Jaren Leavitt was 2-for-2 for Pahranagat Valley in the opener.
In the nightcap, Maxwell was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Pahranagat Valley.
On April 9, in Alamo, Jaren Leavitt was 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI to help the Panthers top the Calvary Chapel Lions 11-3 in six innings.
John Hansen was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Jesse Jones was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI for Pahranagat Valley.
Christian Zachodni was 3-for-4, and Ryan Carroll was 2-for-3 for Calvary Chapel.
The Panthers started the offensive scoring with six runs in the first inning to build a lead the Lions could not match.
Preston Higbee, Stockton Maxwell, Jesse Jones, Jaren Leavitt and John Hansen all drove in runs during the inning. Higbee had a two-run triple.
Pahranagat executed a rarely seen 2-6-2 double play (catcher-to-second, base-to-catcher) in the top of the fifth inning. After giving up a run-scoring triple to Myxter, the next batter walked.
The Lions then tried to pull a double steal with the runner from first going and Myxter at third going to home. But the runner was thrown out at second by Davis and shortstop Maxwell then threw back to Davis, with Myxter called out at home plate. A difficult play to make at any level, and nicely done by the Panthers.
It was the second win this season for Pahranagat over Calvary Chapel. They beat the Lions 11-1 during the Panther Invitational tournament March 15.
This Friday, Pahranagat (9-1) plays at Sunrise Mountain (1-10) and travels to Carlin April 16. Pahranagat Valley and Carlin have not played each other in baseball since 2013 in the first round of the state tournament that year.