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Kemp wins first-round game all by himself

Three-run walk off homer seals victory for Warriors

Tantasqua’s first baseman goes for the out against Shrewsbury in a first-round match-up Friday, May 29 in the Central Massachusetts Division 1 tournament. Shawn Kelley. (click for larger version)
May 30, 2009
STURBRIDGE — "Don't try and do it all yourself," Tantasqua baseball coach Mike Farrell told senior shortstop Dan Kemp as he stepped up to the plate in the ninth inning.

The Warriors were down 6-7 to the Shrewsbury Colonials at this point Friday, May 29, with runners on first and second and no outs. After the first batter of the inning came and went, Shrewsbury's A.J. Jenkins was put in to help his team close out the win and advance in the Central Massachusetts Division 1 tournament.

Kemp, however, wasn't about to let that happen. The very first pitch thrown his way he sent a bomb up, up and over the left field wall, sending both of his teammates and himself for a trot around the bases for a walk off home run to win the first round playoff game for the No. 8 Warriors 9-7.

At the end the young star couldn't have been any more humble, practically speechless after an excellent victory for Warriors.

See Monday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage.

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