FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista baseball team picked up its first win of the Coach Bob National Invitational.
The Panthers scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to get the 6-4 victory against Boulder Creek High School from Anthem, Ariz., on Friday in Phoenix.
"It's a huge win," PV head coach Mike McGaha said. "Especially the way we did it."
PV (10-5) allowed four runs to the Jaguars in the bottom of fourth inning to fall behind 4-1 before responding in the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead.
Logan Klunder came up with a triple during the inning after Matt Martin, Kody Russell and Wyatt Weaver strung together singles.
Philip Archuleta threw four innings, allowing four runs to get the victory.
Tray Franks came on in relief of Archuleta to throw three spotless innings and earn the save.
"With the exception of one or two games, it's been our pitching and defense that has given us a chance to win every ball game," McGaha said.
Farmington High lost its third game out of four at the tournament.
The Scorpions allowed six runs in the sixth inning during an 8-0 loss to Silver Creek High School from Longmont, Colo.
"It was 2-0 in the sixth when we lost the ability to throw a strike, or catch a ground ball or execute a run," FHS head coach Sean Trotter said.
Trotter said the Raptors pitcher, Mitch Webster, is probably the best arm his team has faced this season.
Alik Abbott took the loss for FHS, throwing five and one-third innings.
Abbott allowed five runs on five hits while walking three and striking out five Raptors hitters.
Both teams will conclude the tournament today.
PV will play South Medford High School from Medford, Ore., while FHS takes on Fairview High School from Boulder, Colo.