The Nighthawks Got Home Runs by Ryann Steiner, Keaghan Ward and Megan Skousen…Chap’s Alicia Crewse Parks one for the Pumas
Murrieta Valley defeated Chaparral 8-4 on Wednesday and took control of second place in the Southwestern league. The Nighthawks trail Great Oak who is undefeated in league play and crushed Murrieta Valley 18-0 on Monday.
The Pumas scored twice in the first and once again in the second to take a 3-1 lead into the third inning when the Nighthawk offense exploded for 4 runs. Murrieta would score twice in the fifth and another in the seventh to wrap up a 8-4 victory.
The Nighthawks hit three home runs in the game. Ryann Steiner, Keaghan Ward and Megan Skousen all went deep for Murrieta. Steiner and Ward ended up with RBIs each while Skousen, Jennelle Muñoz ,Alexa Yarbro and Kasaya Christianson drove in one each. Kate Farren scored twice for the Nighthawks.
Jennelle Muñoz was the winning pitcher for Murrieta Valley. She lasted two innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out two and walking one. Kylee Stringer threw five innings in relief out of the bullpen. Stringer recorded the last 15 outs to earn the save for the Nighthawks.
Sierra Ruvalcaba took the loss for Chaparral. She gave up 12 hits and seven runs over five and a third innings, striking out one. Alicia Crewse hit a home run for the Pumas as Emily Hernandez and Alyssa Wenzel drove in a run apiece.
The Nighthawks and Pumas face each other today at 3:00
Chaparral 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Southwestern League Standings
Great Oak 5-0
Murrieta Valley 3-2
Vista Murrieta 2-2
Murrieta Mesa 2-2
Temecula Valley 0-3
Photos by Chris Christianson & Will Picquelle