HS Baseball: Temecula Valley Crushes Vista Murrieta 11-1 in Southwestern League Action

The Golden Bears Beat the Broncos for the First Time in Four Years & Solidly in First Place

Max Rangel pitching

Temecula Valley Crushed Vista Murrieta 11-1 in Southwestern League Action Tuesday afternoon to go 4-0 in league play. The Golden Bears pounded rival Vista Murrieta 11-1 and have a firm grip of first place.

It was the first time that Temecula has managed to beat the Broncos in four years. The last time that the Golden Bears defeated Vista Murrieta was in 2014. That was the year Temecula Valley won the CIF SS Division 2 Championship under Coach Tony Nobiensky.

Noah Ruden scoring during the 3rd inning blowout

Senior Max Rangel gave up a run in the first inning before settling down and shutting out the Broncos for the next 5 innings. The CSU San Bernardino commit won his third victory of the year, giving up just 2 hits and striking out 4.

The Golden Bears scored 1 run in the second inning before exploding for 6 in the third. Temecula added three more in the fourth and scored their final run in the seventh inning.

Senior Noah Ruden was red hot, going 3 for 3 at the plate, scoring 3 times and drove a run in. Ethan Clough scored twice for the Bears and drove in two. The Senior headed to Long Beach State was also hit by a pitch.

Cole Urman on base. Broncos Lucas Gonzalez playing first base

Dakota State commit Chris Burke was 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored 2 runs. Junior Cole Urman drove in 3 runs, had a sacrifice fly and was a perfect 2 for 2 at the plate.

Junior Damian Campbell singled home Anthony Tulimero for the Bronco’s only run of the game. Junior Nick Sims pitched into the third and gave up 7 runs on 4 hits to take the loss. Sophomore Cayden Castellanos and senior Jake Moberg pitched in relief for Vista Murrieta.

In other Southwestern league action,Chaparral defeated Poly 6-2, Murrieta Valley lost to Los Osos 9-4 and Great Oak beat Damote Ranch 4-. Murrieta Mesa was idle.

Temecula Valley 0 1 6 3 0 0 0 11

Vista Murrieta 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Southwestern League Standings

Temecula Valley 4-0

Murrieta Valley 2-1

Great Oak 1-1

Vista Murrieta 2-2

Chaparral 0-2

Murrieta Mesa 0-3

Photos Courtesy of Temecula Valley Baseball