HS Baseball: Chaparral, Great Oak, Paloma Valley, Elsinore & Temescal Canyon Ranked in the CIF Southern Section Division Polls


The Pumas Continue to be Ranked Number One in Division 3

The Cir Southern Section Polls were released on Monday. Five local teams have made the top 10 list. Chaparral was ranked first in Division 3. The Pumas have continued to be red hot are off to a fast start this season. Chaparral is 12-2 after losing to Division 2 Great Oak and Murrieta Valley. The Pumas rebounded by beating the Nighthawks 3-1 twice last week.

Three seniors lead the Pumas. Johnathan Combs is batting .432, Trevor Hinkel has hit 2 home runs and pitcher Andrew Mosiello is 4-1.

Paloma Valley fell from second in the Division to the number nine spot. The Wildcats are solid and have put together a 9-3 record so far this season. They are on top of the Ivy league standings with Arlington and Temescal Canyon.

Senior Owen Prendergast drove be in Drew Rico last week as the Wildcats beat Poly. Cade Swenson threw a 3 hit shutout to win the game.

In Division 3, Ranked 9th last week, Great Oak climbed to number 4. The Wolfpack is 10-4-1 overall and are 3-3 in league. The Wolfpack split with Temecula Valley last week and lost to Ayala 15-3 Saturday.

Temescal Canyon is once again ranked in the Top 10 in Division 2. They are ranked 10th. The Titans are 12-4 overall and 5-3 in the very competitive Ivy League.

Temescal Canyon split with Heritage and beat Palm Desert and Orange Vista last week. Juniors Caden Szuba (.451) and Jack McClellan (.378) are the leading hitters frr the Titans and Diego Ramos is their ace.

In Division 4, Elsinore is ranked ninth. The Tigers are leading the Sunbelt league with a 7-2 record. Elsinore is 11-4 overall. The Tigers took two from Perris last week to extend their winning streak to five.

Corey Farber (.463), Soren Oursler (.326) are the heart of the Tiger offense while Michael Lipold, Jacob Ruggles, and Alex Jimenez have won three games each for Elsinore

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