HS Softball: Pease throws shutout, Lady Rams advance in postseason with 11-0 win over Temescal Canyon

The Murrieta Mesa Lady Rams advanced past Temescal Canyon with an 11-0 victory Thursday, May 18. Alicia Salcedo photo.
The Murrieta Mesa Lady Rams advanced past Temescal Canyon with an 11-0 victory Thursday, May 18. Alicia Salcedo photo.

Autumn Pease didn’t allow a single run as Murrieta Mesa defeated Temescal Canyon 11-0 Thursday, May 18, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 softball playoffs.

Thanks to a huge first inning, Murrieta Mesa grabbed an early 6-0 lead. Kelci Hill got things going for the Lady Rams with an RBI single, then came a single by Zoey Clark, a single by Autumn Pease, a double by Breeana Anderson and a single by Presleigh Pilon to put Murrieta Mesa well out in front.

Murrieta Mesa's Breeana Anderson had multiple hits for the Lady Rams in their first round playoff win. JP Raineri photo.
Murrieta Mesa’s Breeana Anderson had multiple hits for the Lady Rams in their first round playoff win. JP Raineri photo.

Temescal Canyon did show some grit early on with a single by Briana Ramirez in the first inning, but that would be the only hit that Pease allowed as she earned the win for Murrieta Mesa. The sophomore hurler threw four and two-thirds innings, gave up zero runs, one hit, struck out five and had no walks. Bibi Villeda took the loss for Temescal Canyon.

The Lady Rams had 15 hits in the game. Clark, Pilon, Lauren Randle, Hill, and Anderson each collected multiple hits for Murrieta Mesa with powerful home runs coming when Clark homered in the fourth inning and Pilon homered in the fifth.

Tony Romero, Murrieta Mesa's head coach, talks to his team before the final inning of the first round game. Alicia Salcedo photo.
Tony Romero, Murrieta Mesa’s head coach, talks to his team before the final inning of the first round game. Alicia Salcedo photo.

Murrieta Mesa will now advance to round 2 where their next opponent will be Mayfair (18-7), who defeated San Dimas 10-3 in first round action. It will be an away game for the Lady Rams Tuesday, May 23. Game time is set for 3:15 p.m.

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