PINE GROVE - Paden City scored eight runs in the fifth inning and edged Valley to give Coach Brent Croasmun his 301st career triumph.
Valley scored seven runs in the top of the fifth before the Wildcats' burst in the bottom of the inning.
Zach Heasley had two singles and four runs batted in for Paden City (2-0), while Isaac Hall and Andrew Dennis each singled and knocked in a run.
Chase West laced two singles and knocked in a run for the Lumberjacks (0-1). Haden Lancaster singled with three RBI, while Brandon Stoneking and Albert McGuane each doubled and plated a run.