Pahranagat girls remain in first

Dave Maxwell:
Pahranagat’s Alyson Egbert makes the catch in left field. The Panthers play host to always tough Indian Springs today.

The Panther girls didn’t get to play last week as they had hoped to.  Sandy Valley decided to forfeit the doubleheader on Friday and Tonopah called later to say they had too much illness on the team to come to Alamo last Saturday.

As it is a league match, Panther coach Mike Sparrow said the set with Tonopah will be a makeup game May 9 at noon.

Sparrow said Sandy Valley couldn’t field enough players and forfeited the games and Tonopah reported having too much illness, thus the makeup game next Tuesday. He said, “The games could play a part in seeding for the regional tournament, but not on who gets in or not. It kind of depends on how things go this week. Depending on that, Tonopah may want to just skip it.” Nonetheless, Tonopah is assured a playoff spot.

On Tuesday this week, the girls did get a game in, a non-league affair at Mountain View Christian in Las Vegas.

Kyla Shumway went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs and four RBIs to lead the Panthers to a four-inning 17-1 win over the Saints.

Ashlynn Wadsworth was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs, and Hannah Castleton was 2-for-2 with a double. Kaitlyn Davis also added a double for Pahranagat Valley, which led 11-0 after two innings.

Valerie Gonzalez singled twice for Mountain View, but  the Saints committed 10 errors.

The Panthers scored five runs in the first inning and came back with six more in the second inning, driven by a double from Shumway, a double by Davis, a passed ball and a stolen base.

Davis earned the win for PVHS. She pitched two innings, no runs, three hits, two strikeouts and no walks.

Nia VanKempen took the loss for Mountain View (3-18). She pitched four innings, six hits, and four strikeouts, but she also issued eight walks.

Alamo (18-4, 4-0) was to travel to Round Mountain for games Thursday and hosted on Friday.

The league playoffs are this week, May 11-13 at Indian Springs.

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