VVHS, Mesquite, NV-

The Lady Dawgs softball team of Virgin Valley High School looks to extend their amazing run this season as they look to increase their season record to 24-1 as they take on the 10-4 Pahrahnagat Valley Panthers on Wednesday, April 20th at 3:30 pm PST. The matchup will be at Virgin Valley High School.

This will be Lady Dawgs’ first matchup in over a week since they clobbered Clark 19-0 on April 8, 2022. The girls look to see how they do against one of their best matchups this season after Spring Break. The girls are coming off a run of 3 no-hitters thanks to pitchers Riley Price and Reggi Frei, as well as a perfect game pitched by Price against Moapa Valley on March 31st.

Catcher Valerie Trujillo tags a player out at home base (Photo: Damon Jackson)

Offensively, the Lady Dawgs have been beyond dominating with 8 out of 11 players per game with batting averages of .500 or better. In fact against Clark, they had 3 players perfect at the plate (Freshman Ari Easton, Senior Alex Covarrubias, Freshman Valerie Trujillo). Sophomore Ana Tausinga also hit well with a .750 batting average. Over the last 5 games, each girl has done outstanding offensively at least once.

Defensively, the Lady Dawgs have been pristine and have given a show of what professionals should be playing like when on the field. The Green and White have had 3 state games with perfect Fielding Percentage and 5 shutouts in a row. What started out as a good team, has now become even better and turned into one of the most powerful softball teams in Nevada High School Athletics.

Their only loss came at the hands of private school 4A powerhouse Bishop Gorman at the beginning of the season on March 5th at the Gaels field in Las Vegas within 24 hours after playing a doubleheader against Elko.

The hitting power of the Lady Dawgs has been unstoppable. (Brooklyn Montoya, Photo: Damon Jackson)

However, the Panthers of the small 1A PVHS may be one of their strongest competitors this year as the Panthers have been dominating most of their opponents, including schools with much bigger enrollment. They also butchered nearby Beaver Dam High School 20-2.

The Panthers are unlike the young Bulldogs as they are loaded with Seniors and experience. Some of the players the Bulldogs will have to keep a close eye on will be Senior Jersey Tsosie, Junior Mikelle Stewart, and Senior Grace Rhude. The pitching of Jersey Tsosie has been outstanding this year for the Panthers.

The Lady Dawgs again look to extend their win streak to 22 wins in a row on Wednesday at 3:30 pm PST at Virgin Valley High School. Go support our amazing Lady Dawgs!

The pitching has been perfect for the last 4 games (Reggi Frei, Photo: Damon Jackson)

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