Ram Reliever Christian Steigele walked to the mound, took the ball from starter Luke Reinert and put an end to a Puma rally in the fourth inning. Steigele went on to give up another run in the fifth inning but held on to win his second game of the season.
The Rams exploded for six runs in the bottom of the second inning and that proved to be all Murrieta Mesa would need. Joseph Pinkava doubled in Peyton Uhl and Andy Thomas to get things started for the “Green Machine”. Austin Salcedo knocked in Brad Presley, Kevin Palm drove Shane Mittleman home and would score on Trae Erickson’s fielder’s choice.
The Rams improved to 7-7 with the victory. Murrieta Mesa is now 2-2 in league play and will face Vista Murrieta Tuesday. The Broncos are 10-3 overall with all three of their losses in league play. Vista Murrieta (0-3) is looking to break the losing streak and win their first Southwestern league game.