The Virgin Valley High School baseball team went 2-2 at the annual Cowboy Classic in Las Vegas last week during spring break.
The results leave the Bulldogs at 10-9 overall as they return from the break facing three crucial Sunrise Conference contests this week.
Virgin Valley, 1-2 in conference play, traveled to Las Vegas Monday to face Chaparral before playing home contests against Boulder City on Wednesday and Del Sol on Friday. Both home games will start at 3:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field.
The Bulldogs are in a battle to secure one of the four postseason playoff spots from the conference for the South 3-A Regional tournament May 9-13.
VVHS split its first two games of the Cowboy Classic last Monday falling to eventual tournament champion Pahrump Valley 8-0 before bouncing back to defeat Eldorado 9-1.
The Bulldog hitters were no match for Pahrump Valley hurler Garret Lucas who scattered five hits, struck out eight and walked two in the five-inning contest. Lucas also doubled in two runs for the Trojans.
Virgin Valley recovered nicely by thrashing Eldorado later in the day. Jayden Perkins led the way going 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and scoring two runs. Layton Woods chipped in going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
The Bulldogs scored four runs in the third and fifth innings to break the game open.
The final two games of the tournament saw the Bulldogs split a pair of 8-7 decisions. Tuesday, the Bulldogs defeated Clark, but Wednesday’s tournament finale against Pahranagat Valley was not as kind to VVHS.
Virgin Valley led 7-5 entering the top of the seventh inning only to see Pahranagat Valley rally for three runs to pull out the victory. Dallan Tanner went 2-for-4 for the Bulldogs with two RBI.
The two teams faced each other the Friday before spring break in Alamo with the Panthers prevailing 11-1 in five innings. Nathan Cannon had a double for one of Virgin Valley’s two hits in the contest.