May 21, 2013 10:22 PM by Andrew Masuda
Taylor Tobin and Spencer Walsh led six Eagles with two or more hits as the Templeton High baseball team outslugged Big Bear 16-6 in a CIF Division 5 second round game on Tuesday.
The Eagles improved to 19-4 and punched a ticket to Friday's quarterfinals for the first time in nearly twenty years as a member of the CIF Southern Section. The Los Padres League champions snapped Big Bear's 9 game winning streak in the process.
Tobin went 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI, while Walsh went 3 for 3 with 3 runs and 3 RBI for the second game in a row. Andy Garretson hit a go-ahead 2 run home run in the third inning to give Templeton the lead for good. He finished with 2 hits and 3 RBI. Austin Alarcon added 2 hits and 2 RBI, Justin Syracuse had 2 hits and Michael Frigon went 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI.
Templeton collected 19 hits to Big Bear's 7.
The game was tied 2-2 after two innings when Templeton scored 4 runs in the top of the third. The Eagles led 9-5 after five before they exploded for 6 runs in the top of the sixth on a 2-run single from Frigon, a 2-run double from Walsh and RBI doubles from Tobin and Mitchell Pendley.
Garretson started on the mound and went 2 1/3 innings and allowed 4 runs and 3 hits. Spencer Howard replaced Garretson in the third and went 2 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run and 2 hits with 6 strikeouts. Chase Koehler threw the final 2 innings and allowed 1 run and fanned 3.
Templeton advances to Friday's quarterfinal where it plays either Ontario Christian or Brentwood at a site to be determined.
Santa Ynez baseball also won big on the road on Tuesday. The Pirates blanked De Anza League champion Shadow Hills 11-0. Santa Ynez improved to 19-9 and faces either Marantha or Citrus Valley in Friday's quarterfinals. The Pirates are in the quarterfinals for the second year in a row.
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