The Temecula Middle School Bobcats eighth grade baseball team won the fall season championship with a perfect undefeated season. Valley News/Courtesy photo

It is not often the perfect undefeated season comes along and more often than not, when it does, it’s not something that just happens. It takes hard work, dedication and a desire to be the best. Talent helps, and when it comes to middle school baseball, that’s usually the case. These players are hopeful they will play high school baseball in the future, which is not too far away, and winning a middle school baseball championship definitely helps with confidence in your craft.

This year, it was a perfect season for the Temecula Middle School Bronco Division Bobcats. The 6th-grade boys’ baseball team ended its fall season with an unbeaten record of 15-0. Coached by William Patton (Manager), Ryan Roa, Travis Campbell and John Ruzzamenti, the Bobcats went 11-0 during the regular season, 2-0 during phase 1 of the end of season tournament and then 2-0 in a best of two out of three World Series Championship.

In the World Series Championship game Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Bobcats took down the Vail Ranch/James L. Day Middle School combination team to claim the title, which the school also won in 2019, going a perfect 18-0 that season as well.

This year’s Bobcats team consisted of Zachary Roa (25), Aaron Patton (28), Justin Ruzzamenti (13), Canaan Campbell (21), Ethan Janert (27), Luke Paradise (91), Josh Dalton (95), Caden Chrisman (15), Ty Brueske (5), Kaden Nedelcu (22), Joel Casteneda (23) and Logan Simon (99).

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JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.