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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

HS Baseball: Local teams compete in Darryl Kile Classic, Temecula Valley claims championship


Last updated 4/13/2019 at 12:37am

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The Temecula Valley Golden Bears goes 4-0 and beats host team Norco 17-3 to claim the Darryl Kile Memorial Tournament Championship Saturday, April 6, at Norco High School.

It's been nearly 17 years since the passing of Darryl Kile shocked the baseball world. Kile, a product of Norco High School, made his way to the big leagues where he pitched from 1991 to 2002 for three teams. Kile was known for his sharp, big-breaking curveball and died unexpectedly of coronary disease in a Chicago hotel room, where he and the St Louis Cardinals were staying for a weekend series against the Cubs. He was the first active major league player to die during the regular season since 1979, when the New York Yankees' Thurman Munson died in an aviation accident.

Since his passing,...

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