Temecula Valley seniors Alec Garrett and Mitch Kemp led the Golden Bears past Dana Hills in dramatic style Friday as they combined for both runs in the 2-1 walk off win. The victory advances Temecula Valley to the 2014 Ford CIF SS Division 1 Baseball Semifinal game against Valencia on Tuesday June 3.
Brandon Koch started for the Golden Bears and went six and two third innings striking out six giving up a run on three hits before being relieved in the seventh by closer Jared Morton. Morton took care of the only batter he faced and would pick up the victory when the Golden Bears struck in the seventh and final inning.
Kemp led off the seventh with a single and was advanced to second on a well executed sacrifice by Samari Buchanan. Garret followed with a single and his second RBI of the game to win it for the Golden Bears.
Kemp and Garrett had teamed up earlier in the game when Kemp singled in the second inning. Garrett promptly doubled Kemp home for Temecula Valley’s first run of the game.
The Golden Bears improve to 22-8 on the season and move on to the semifinal game of the 2014 Ford CIF-SS Division 2 Baseball Playoffs against Valencia. The Tigers are 27-0 and eliminated Vista Murrieta in round two of the playoffs. They are coming off an impressive 8-2 victory over Cresenta Valley