Two critical errors from Jurupa Valley in the bottom of the 7th inning proved to be the decisive plays in a 1-0 walk-off victory for the Wildcats in the third round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs.
After a dropped pop fly with one out that allowed third baseman Nick Carino to reach second base, pinch runner Eric Cox moved to third after a sacrifice bunt.
Infielder Justin Jones then hit a hard grounder to the left side--right at the Jurupa Valley third baseman. But the ball eluded him, and by the time he recovered and threw over to first, Cox scored and Carino was safe on a head-first slide.
Pitcher Joe Mata blanked the Jaguars for seven innings to earn the win.
The victory will send Monrovia High to the semifinals, leaving the team two wins away from a division championship.