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Softball: Pahrump all-star team takes Las Vegas tourney

For the first time that Pahrump youth softball coach Rich Lauver can remember, a Pahrump youth all-star softball team won a major championship trophy.

“We have gone to this tournament every year as far as I know,” he said. “We have taken the consolation prize but we have never taken the championship. I think this is the best we have ever done.”

The Pahrump U14 all-star team went to a Las Vegas Memorial Day tournament in fast-pitch softball and won it all. The name of the team was the Extreme Heat and they beat two teams from Colorado, an all-star team from Henderson, and another team from the Southwest region.

The team had an impressive 8-0 win in the semifinals and a 9-1 win in the championship game.

“We had to beat the Henderson Havoc team, who were the 2015 Nevada state champions,” Lauver said. “This was a pretty big deal to win a B-level championship.”

There are three levels of play, with A-level being the top level.

Lauver hopes to be an A-level team maybe in the fall.

“So in order to be an A-level team, one needs to win B-level tournaments,” Lauver said. “This was a major step in the right direction.”

Lauver said his team will be playing nearly six tournaments and nearly 40 more games during the summer.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com

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