Riley Price is this week’s VRT’s Female Top Dawg for pitching a perfect game against rival Moapa Valley on March 31st. (Picture courtesy of Brianna Price. Photo taken by Mark McEwen)

We have been working on this since the beginning of the year, but it has finally come time to make it happen. We are still needing financial support for the awards, which include a customized dog tag necklace for the athletes and other Top Dawgs. If interested in sponsoring the Top Dawg awards given out weekly to the top athletes and other high school students, we in turn give advertisement for sponsorships. Call us at (702) 286-5469 or email vrtmedia2021@gmail.com with the Subject “Top Dawg”. We will award one Male Top Dawg and one Female Top Dawg.

FEMALE TOP DAWG

RILEY PRICE - SOFTBALL

For Performance during the week of March 27-April 2, 2022

Riley is a Junior at Virgin Valley High School. Last week, Riley pitched against rival Moapa Valley on  March 31, 2022, Thursday. She helped lead the team to shutout of the Pirates 4-0 by pitching a complete game for 7 innings and not allowing a single hit. Her no-hitter perfect game was recorded after pitching a season high single game record of 15 Ks (strikeouts). Out of 96 pitches she only had one wild pitch with no walks. There was no hits, no errors, no base on balls, and a dominating performance by her and the rest of the Lady Dawgs. 

Besides being a pitcher, she also plays short stop and first base. She also has solid pitching having faced 300 batters this season with 152 strikeouts and only allowing 43 hits. Her ERA is 0.69
 
Besides beign dominating ont he mound, she has been dominating at the home plate as a hitter with .544 batting average. She’s had 31 hits, 10 home runs, and attributed 33 RBI’s. (Stats courtesy of MaxPreps)
 
Riley was born and raised in Mesquite. She has followed in her sister Savannah’s footprints on the basketball court and in the pitching diamond for VVHS. She has been playing with most of the current roster of the high school softball team since age 10 when they were together on the Mesquite Riot. 
 
Her brother Jackson is serving in the USMC and is currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
 
She also contributes much of her success to her Papa Steve who has coached her from the very beginning!
 
When she is not playing high school softball, she is very active with her travel ball team the Grand Junction Drillers, who will be traveling throughout the United States to play during summer.
 
She is hoping to continue playing softball after high school at the collegiate level.
 
Riley is the daughter of Jarrod and Brianna Price.
Riley playing in the infield during game on April 4th against Canyon Springs. (Photo: Damon Jackson)

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