Asher Haworth scored three times and tripled in Pahranagat Valley’s 15-5 win over the Lake Mead Eagles in five innings on Tuesday
Carter Robinson and Ike Taylor each had doubles for the Panthers, and Garrett Higbee went 3-for 4.
Joseph Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for the Eagles
Pahranagat scored four runs in the first inning due to a passed ball, an error and a walk to Preston Higbee.
PVHS also had a six-run fourth inning on a double by Robinson, a single by Higbee, a triple from Haworth and a single by Christian Higbee.
Lake Mead did rally for five runs in the fifth inning, but it was much too little.
Coach Brad Loveday used four pitchers, just to give everybody some work, with C. Higbee getting credit for the win. Combined, Panther pitchers allowed three hits, struck out six and walked four.
The boys collected 12 hits. Duston Stewart and Stockton Maxwell each had two hits. G. Higbee was 3-for-4 on the day, and Maxwell led the team with three RBIs.
Last week in non-league play, Dustin Stewart doubled and had two RBIs as the Panthers edged the Sunrise Mountain Miners 3-2 in Las Vegas March 24.
Ike Taylor, Tabor Maxwell and Reese Thornton scored the Panthers’ runs. Donavan Hansen and Roderick Williams, with a triple, scored for the Miners.
The game was tied at two with the Panthers up to bat in the top of the fifth inning. C. Higbee singled off Brian Ruiz to drive in leadoff batter Taylor with the go ahead run, Taylor was on base after hitting a double.
Sunrise Mountain had taken a 2-0 lead going into the fourth inning before the Panthers got onto the scoreboard with two runs of their own when Stewart drove in two runs with a double.
The pitching was strong on both sides. C. Higbee and Maxwell both saw action on the mound. C. Higbee struck out four. Maxwell came on in relief, gave up no runs, and struck out five. Neither issued a walk. For the Mountaineers, Ruiz and Rod Williams allowed seven hits, struck out seven and walked two.
The second game was essentially a JV game, which the Panthers won 13-6 behind the two-hit pitching of Taylor and S. Maxwell. They combined for six runs, nine strikeouts and seven walks.
The boys get into league play this afternoon with a double header at Tonopah and during spring break play in the Chaparral Cowboy Classic in Las Vegas including Del Sol, Pahrump Valley and Eldorado.