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Brandon Koch struck out seven in five innings to lead Temecula Valley to a 6-3 victory over Carlsbad in the Pirate/Falcon tournament.
Brandon Koch struck out seven in five innings to lead Temecula Valley to a 6-3 victory over Carlsbad in the Pirate/Falcon tournament.
Kyle Plantier paced the Golden Bearís 10-hit attack against Carlsbad, collecting four of the hits, including a double and triple while driving in thr...

HS Baseball: TVHS earns CIF #1-Ranking in latest polls

Temecula Valley High School Baseball Recap

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Issue 12, Volume 18.
Paul Bandong
Sports Writer

The Temecula Valley Golden Bears have taken up where they left off from last yearís 23-6 season and have started out 4-0 and are ranked #1 in CIF Division 2. The power-hitting team has scored 28 runs on 37 hits, including six doubles and two triples. Senior Burke Mitchell has ten of those hits and two of the doubles. TVHS has seven batters hitting over .400. Junior David Maldonado accounts for seven of the teamís 12 stolen bases.

TVHS - 7, Valley Center - 2

Griffin Doran knocked in David Maldonado, who had stolen second and third bases, for a 1-0 lead. In the third inning, Maldonado stole second after being walked; Doran again knocked him in. Doran stole second and third baseman Mitch Kemp brought him home with a double. Designated Hitter Bruce Young hit a single, bringing in Kemp and a 4-0 lead,

TVHS scored twice in the fourth: catcher Nick Juhl scored off of Maldonadoís double and Maldonado scored again. Matt Poladian scored the final run.

Doran was named Player of the Game with three hits, a batting average of .750, and an on base percentage of .750.

TVHS - 6, Carlsbad - 3

TVHS shortstop and Player of the Game, Kyle Plantier, hit a single, earning an RBI as teammate and second-baseman Maldonado scored the first run. In the third inning, the Golden Bearsí center fielder Doran hit a double. Plantier hit a triple, bringing in Doran. Outfielder AJ Sawyerís single brought in Plantier.

Matt Wexniak and Kyle Mendenhall scored for the Carlsbad Lancers in the top of the fourth.

Plantier hit a double; Carlsbad walked Kemp; Young (DH) hit a double . First baseman Alec Garrett brought in Kemp.

Plantier went 4-for-4, hitting a single to bring in Jordan Gardener for TVís final score.

TVHS 10, Scripps Ranch - - 3

The Golden Bears were all about stealing bases against the Falcons. After being walked, Maldonado stole second base. Plantierís single allowed Maldonado to reach home plate. Moments later, Sawyer stole second and then third base before being batted home by Kemp.

Maldonado came up to bat, Garrett stole home, Juhl stole third. Maldonado drove in Juhl.

In the third, Doran hit a single, stole second and third. Garrett hit a single.

Center fielder Drew Seelman came up to bat in the fourth; Maldonado stole second for his third successful steal of the night. During Plantierís at-bat, Gardner stole home, Maldonado stole third, and Seelman stole second. Kemp batted Seelman; Young batted Plantier in.

Plantierís two-run homer in the fifth scored Sawyer and Seelman. Burke Mitchell, Player of the Game, who had kept the Falcons scoreless, pitched until the sixth inning, ending the day with an ERA of 3.71 and four strikeouts.

TVHS - 5, El Camino - 2

El Camino took a 1-0 lead in the first, until TVHS exploded for four runs in the top of the sixth. They each had one in the seventh.

TVH had five runs on seven hits. Seelman went 2-for-4. Kemp had a double. Maldonado added another stolen base to bring his steal total to seven in four games.

Pitcher Devin Castro was named Player of the Game; he had six strikeouts in five innings.

Vista Murrieta is ranked #2 in the latest CIF Southern Section Coachesí Polls; Great Oak is just out of top ten. Elsinore is ranked #8 in Division 3.



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