At Sunrise Mountain in Las Vegas April 12, as reported by Gamechanger.com, two Pahranagat Valley pitchers combined for a six-inning no-hitter to lead PVHS to a 13-3 victory over the Miners in non-league action.
Jesse Jones and Preston Higbee did the trick. Jones, starting on the mound for the Panthers, allowed no hits but surrendered two runs in five innings of work. He struck out six and walked three. Jones also provided a punch at the plate for the Panthers. He was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and drove in runs on an infielders choice in the first inning plus a single in the fourth.
Higbee relieved Jones in the sixth inning for just one inning. He gave up one run, no hits, one strikeout and two walks.
Elsewhere for Pahranagat, Gage Davis and Kobi Fiatoa were 2-for-4 at the plate, each with an RBI.
Pahranagat got things started with four runs in the first inning, highlighted when a bases-loaded infielder’s choice to get Jones out at first base was late and he was called safe. That allowed John Hansen and Stockton Maxwell to score.
PVHS had a seven-run fourth inning, staying well ahead of the Miners, 11-0. Higbee, Jones and Cody Hatch powered that inning with RBIs.
Gonzales, the starter for Sunrise Mountain, gave up all 13 Panther runs on 10 hits, no strikeouts and six walks.
Pahranagat had 11 hits during the game. Higbee, Jones, Fiatoa, Hansen and Davis each collected two. Hansen also had two of the 11 stolen bases the Panthers were credited with.
This week was spring break for Pahranagat, other than a non-league doubleheader at Carlin on Tuesday.
In those games the Panthers’ John Hansen was 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and four RBIs in the opener and 2-for-2 with three runs and an RBI in the nightcap as the Panthers swept two three-inning games from the Railroaders with scores of 21-0 and 22-1.
In the first game, Fiatoa was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Hatch was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for Pahranagat Valley. Panthers pitcher Stockton Maxwell tossed a no-hitter, striking out eight and walking one.
In the finale, Jaren Leavitt was 2-for-2 with an RBI, and eleven other Panthers had at least one hit each.
The boys (12-1, 2-0) will be off until April 26 when they return to doubleheader league action against defending state champion Indian Springs (10-3-1, 2-0) in Alamo.