Trailing by three, the Golden Bears rallied to tie the score in their half of the fifth inning. It would be a short lived tie. The Wolfpack answered immediately in their half of the fifth with four runs to go up 7-3, Great Oak held on as Temecula Valley chipped away at their lead with two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh.
The Golden Bears fell one run short and lost their first league game of the season. Great Oak’s victory drops Temecula Valley into a three way tie for first place in the Southwestern league with the Wolfpack and the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks.
Great Oak sophomore Zack Knoll scattered seven hits and gave up five runs over five innings to pick up the victory for the Wolfpack. Junior Zack Hayes was credited with the save. Junior Mitch Hayes went 1-for-3 scored two runs and knocked in another to spark the Wolpack. Logan Mason also had a hit, scored and had two RBIs. Sophomore Brandon Stewart doubled in two runs in the win.
Jordan Gardner was 3-for-3 scored and had an RBI for Temecula Valley. AJ Sawyer went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and David Maldonaldo homered for the Golden Bears.
The Wolfpack faces Murrieta Mesa Thursday while the Golden Bears will play Murrieta Valley. Both teams will be at home and the games begin at 3:30.