Posted: May 2, 2012 12:07 AM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: May 2, 2012 12:09 AM
Lucas Martin outdueled Ryan McNeil as the Lompoc High baseball team edged Nipomo 2-1 on Tuesday in a key Los Padres League battle.
The Braves improved to 8-2 in LPL play and stayed half a game back of first place Templeton. The Titans, the defending co-league champions, fell to 6-4 in league and are tied for third place with Santa Ynez.
Martin pitched a complete game and struck out ten Titans. He allowed just 2 walks and 3 hits. The only blemish he allowed was a solo home run to McNeil, who struck out 10 Braves in a complete game loss.
The Braves tallied 5 hits in the win led by Steven Pico, who had two hits. Joe Valla added one hit with a run-batted-in.
Lompoc ends league play next week at Templeton.
Courtney Cuzick was the hard-luck loser for Nipomo softball on Tuesday. The Titans lost 1-0 in nine innings at Lompoc. Cuzick struck out 18 Braves and allowed just 5 hits and 3 walks in 8 2/3 innings. The Braves scored the game's only run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Candace Fryckman had two of the Titans' five hits in the game. Nipomo fell to 7-3 in LPL play, while Lompoc improved to 4-6.
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