79°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Lady Trojans blast Cheyenne for 14 runs in shutout

The Lady Trojans pounded Cheyenne 14-0 on Tuesday and are now tied with Spring Valley for second place.

Prior to the game, Trojans coach Eli Armendariz told his girls that he wanted them to start hitting early.

“I told them that because it takes off a lot of pressure if you can get that offense going early,” he said. “And lately as a team we haven’t been able to do that.”

Regardless, the girls didn’t listen and started hitting in the third, but oh what a third it was. It was like Cheyenne awoke the beast mode in the Trojans. On two outs, the Trojans rallied for 9 runs in the third. They added 4 more runs in the fourth and the game was called in the fifth due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Armendariz said for the past five seasons Cheyenne (2-4, 1-4) has had a quality program.

“They are struggling and have a new coach,” he said. “They had this all-conference shortstop, but I didn’t see her on the team. I didn’t recognize anyone.”

As far as the Trojans, Armendariz said his team was far from perfect.

“Besides wanting them to start hitting early, I want the girls to track the ball better,” the coach said. “The girls need to be more patient at the plate and stop swinging at the high balls.”

The coach was happy with his pitching.

“The girls hit our pitcher hard, but all the balls were to someone,” Armendariz said.

He said the team continues to get better with every game and his defense is one of the better defensive teams he has seen in the past five years.

The coach was still worried about Mojave (4-3, 2-3), whom the Trojans play on Thursday at 4 p.m.

“Mojave will be tough, they struggled with Western, but handled Clark,” he said.

Mojave is coming off a 15-2 loss to Faith Lutheran and will be hungry for a win.

The Trojans had four doubles in the Cheyenne game by senior Kathy Niles, freshman Jackie Stobbe, sophomore Jessica Gray and freshman Jessica Pearson. Senior Lauren Koenig had 2 hits and a triple.

Trojans face two top teams on the road on Saturday and Tuesday. First is division leader Boulder City (15-4, 5-0 Sunrise League) at 12:30 p.m. and then Faith Lutheran (15-4, 3-2) at 4 p.m.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee @vhee@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Football: Pahrump Valley stops late 2-point try to clinch 1st win

If you had told Joe Clayton the day before his Pahrump Valley High School football team played SLAM Nevada that the Trojans would lose the time of possession battle by 13 minutes, not have a single drive longer than any of the Bulls’ longest three drives, yet still win, he wouldn’t have laughed at you.

Kuver wins division, side pots during PVTBC tournament at Pahrump Nugget

Walt Kuver rolled games of 277, 237 and 278 with a 91 handicap, totaling 883 to win Division A and be the day’s top money winner at the Pahrump Valley Tournament Bowling Club’s No-Tap Singles Tournament sponsored by Jan Mock on March 27 at the Pahrump Nugget Bowling Center.

Volleyball: Senior night sweep for Pahrump Valley

Senior night for the Pahrump Valley High School girls volleyball team brought out the emotions, mostly in coach Jill Harris.