FARMINGTON — Piedra Vista softball lost for a second time at the Michelle Carew Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

The Lady Panthers (9-6) fell to 1-2 at the tournament after dropping a 5-0 decision to Poly High School from Riverside, Calif., on Friday.

"Our approach at the plate wasn't too good today," PV head coach Kevin Werth said after his team was shut out for the second time in three games. "We just didn't get any timely hits. We have to find some consistency."

The defense also let down PV. The Lady Panthers committed two errors in the second inning, leading to three Poly runs.

PV will finish the tournament today with a pair of games.

"It don't matter who we play. There are no gimmes out here," Werth said. "We'll just let this one go, regroup and show up tomorrow ready to go."

At Kirtland Central's tournament, the Shiprock softball team (9-7) opened with a pair of wins, defeating Tohatchi 15-0 and the Kirtland Central junior varsity 17-0.

Kirtland Central played Wingate and Santa Fe Indian, but scores were not provided by press time.


Carlsbad 7, Piedra Vista 4

The Panthers (11-7) committed a couple of key mistakes against Carlsbad (12-2) that cost them a chance at victory on Friday at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.

"There were some miscommunications in the outfield on a couple pop ups that ended up costing us three runs," PV head coach Mike McGaha said. "That's the difference right there."

McGaha mentioned, however, that his team played better after coming off a 1-3 trip to the Coach Bob tournament in Phoenix last week.

"We hit the ball all over the place and had a lot of chances to score," he said.

Matt Martin, Zach Ahlgrim and Kody Russell each had two hits in the loss.

Wyatt Weaver took the loss on the mound after working into the sixth inning.

The Panthers will face Rio Grande and Eldorado today in Albuquerque.

McGaha said Gunner Archuleta will get to start on the mound in the opening game against Rio Grande. The second game starter will be determined based on who pitches out of the bullpen in the first game.

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