FARMINGTON — For the second straight district game, Piedra Vista came away with a dominant performance.
The Panthers cruised to a 13-1 victory in five innings against Kirtland Central on Saturday in Kirtland.
"We kept our focus very good," said PV head coach Mike McGaha, whose team also beat Aztec 16-0 on Tuesday. "We've improved, and we're hoping it just carries over."
Wyatt Weaver earned the victory on the mound for the Panthers (13-9, 2-0 District 1-4A) after scattering four hits and allowing one run in five innings.
"The knuckleball just got better and better as the game went on," McGaha said of Weaver.
The Panthers' offense got contributions throughout the lineup.
Zach Ahlgrim led the way with three hits, falling a home run short of the cycle.
Kody Russell and Gunner Archuleta each had a couple of hits, while Logan Klunder and Philip Archuleta had a pair of RBIs.
PV entered the third inning with 3-1 lead and broke the game open after an Archuleta double scored a couple of runs. The Panthers controlled the contest from then on.
KCHS head coach Ron Axworthy was disappointed in the Broncos' performance after the loss.
"We were just terrible. We had five or six errors and just didn't do a good job," Axworthy said. "You can't do that against a good team."
Alex Sanchez took the loss on the mound for KCHS (9-11, 0-2).
Both teams will continue their district seasons on Tuesday. PV will face Farmington at Ricketts, and KCHS will travel to Aztec.
"The teams are so close. It's just a matter of who executes on that day," McGaha said.