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May 21, 2013 10:22 PM by Andrew Masuda

Templeton, Santa Ynez baseball advance to CIF quarterfinals with offensive outbursts

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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