The Pauls Valley Panthers opened up district play on the diamond in Class 4A-2 against a tough Tuttle Tiger team. The Tigers flexed their muscle to the tune of two run-rules in a 16-0 win and 17-0 win.
Pauls Valley had only one hit in the two games. Kaiden Compton had a second-inning single in the 17-0 loss to help the Panthers avoid back-to-back no-hitters.
Carlton won the first game for Tuttle. He shut out the Panthers on one-hit. He struck out 8 and walked only one.
Pauls Valley used four different pitchers giving up 17 runs on 12 hits. Matthew Warren took the loss. Gage Johnson only gave up a run in an inning and third while striking out a team-high three batters.
Shatwell and Tiderman combined to no-hit the Panthers in the second game. They allowed only two base runners, both hit by pitch, in three innings of work while striking out 6.
Pauls Valley threw four different pitchers with Josh Henley taking the loss. Braeden Green struck out two batters in one and two-thirds innings of relief for PV.
The Panthers traveled to Lexington on Friday and will return to the diamond on Monday at Sulphur.