Both teams had strong outings on the mound on Tuesday. Briza Blanco was the winning pitcher for Vista Murrieta. She pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and one run. She also struck out five.
Murrieta Valley struck first. The Nighthawks scored their only two runs in the first inning. McKenna Tjaden bit a home run on a 3-2 count, driving in Kate Farren.
The Broncos tied things up at two when Amani Bradley doubled on a 2-1 count. Bradley would end up going 3 for 3 at the plate. Vista Murrieta would get solo home runs from Alesia Denby and Ashley Cortez to pull away from the Nighthawks for the victory.
In other Southwestern league action, Autumn Pease pitched a perfect game as Murrieta Mesa crushed Temecula Valley 11-0. Meanwhile, Great Oak defeated Chaparral 16-2 in a game that was stopped in the sixth inning.
Vista Murrieta and Murrieta Valley will face one another again Thursday.