HS Softball: Murrieta Mesa Clinches a Tie for the Southwestern League Title with 13-3 Victory over Murrieta Valley

Kelci Hill, Autumn Pease & Presligh Pilon Hit Home Runs for the Rams

Murrieta Mesa clinched at least a tie for first place in the Southwestern league Tuesday. It is the Rams’ first league Championship in the school’s history. The Rams crushed the Murrieta Valley 13-3 to secure the Title. Great Oak can still be co-champions if the Rams loose Thursday to the Nighthawks and the Wolfpack beats Vista Murrieta.

Murrieta Mesa wants the Championship all to themselves.

The Rams went yard three times as junior Kelci Hill, senior Autumn Pease and sophomore Presligh Pilon all hit home runs in the game that was stopped after 6 innings.

Junior Jada Cody seniors Camille Rivera, Breena Anderson and Pilon also doubled for Mesa. Hill and Pilon had 3 RBIs each, Pease and freshman Maisyn Cadena drove in 2 apiece while Rivera and Cody each had an RBI. In all, the Rams pounded out 17 hits against the Nighthawks.

It was scoreless as the Rams came to bat in the bottom of the third. Pease made it 2-0 with her home run. Hill’s homer in the fourth made 5-0 and the Rams scored 7 in the fifth as Pilon launched one out of the park.

Rams ace Autumn Pease was the winning pitcher for Murrieta Mesa. She allowed six hits and three runs over six innings, striking out six.

Murrieta Valley fought back and scored 3 runs in the fifth. Bailey Williams and Kaley Robinson drove in the Nighthawk runs.

Jenelle Munoz took the loss for Murrieta Valley. The senior went four innings, allowing eight runs on 12 hits and walking one. Senior Abby Strom and sophomore Sara Bhatt also pitched for the Nighthawks.

In other Southwestern league action, Great Oak gaves up 5 runs in the top of the 7th to go down 5-4, then won it in the bottom half on a steal of home over Vista Murrieta. Temecula Valley edged Chaparral 3-2.

Murrieta Valley 0 0 0 0 3 0 –  3

Murrieta Mesa  0 0 2 3 7 1 –    13

Southwestern League Standings

Murrieta Mesa     8-1

Great Oak              7-2

Vista Murrieta      5-4

Murrieta Valley    4-5

Temecula Valley   2-7

Chaparral               1-8