By MVS Staff
(Fullerton) – Temple City overcame a 2-1 deficit with a three-run fifth inning to beat Malibu 4-2 Saturday to claim the CIF Division 5 Championship at Cal State Fullerton.
For the Rams it was their first CIF baseball title in school history and third appearance in the Finals.
Justin Bowman had the key hit in the deciding fifth inning as he broke a tie game with a two -run single to center to drive in Isaiah Isaac and Johnny Cedeno. Bowman’s knock gave Temple City a 4-2 lead that it never relinquished.
The Rams were also down 1-0 in the third inning but tied it on a sacrifice fly by Jake Trabbie that scored Bowman.
Nikko Day took over on the mound with one out in the fifth and held Malibu hitless the rest of the way.
The Rams, who finished 17-10-2 overall, seemed to be having an ordinary season when the playoffs started before an extraordinary post season run.