Posted: May 2, 2012 10:42 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: May 2, 2012 11:58 PM
A clutch two-run single by Brian Coburn in the fourth inning moved the San Luis Obispo High baseball team one win closer to clinching the PAC 7 League title. The Tigers overcame an early 1-0 deficit to beat Righetti 3-1 in Sinsheimer Stadium on Wednesday.
Coburn's hit followed a break in the action. The Tigers had two runners on base with no outs when Trevor Macleod popped up a sacrifice bunt. Third baseman Ryan Bendele drove in fair territory. Bendele then threw to second and the Warriors then threw to first base for what many in the stands thought was an inning ending triple play. The umpires immediately discussed the play and ruled Bendele trapped the ball. They allowed Nick Hill to advance to third and Macleod was safe at first on the bunt, but Sinjin Todd was ruled out at second base for the first out of the inning. With new life, Macleod promptly stole second base setting the stage for Coburn's clutch basehit.
Sean Maguire added a triple off the wall to score Davey Casciola for an insurance run in the fifth inning.
Casciola pitched a complete game for the Tigers. He allowed two hits and struck out eight.
The Warriors got on the board in the top of the first. Cameron Jones tripled to the right center field gap and scored on a ground ball to shortstop by Troy Prober.
The Tigers improved to 13-1 in league and 17-4 overall. The Warriors dropped to 7-7 in PAC 7 action. San Luis Obispo goes for the three game sweep on Friday against the Warriors at Righetti. A win for the Tigers or a loss by second place Paso Robles would clinch at least a share of the league title for San Luis Obispo.
The Bearcats kept their title hopes alive with a 6-2 win over Pioneer Valley. Bailey Gaither went 2 for 4 with two RBI to help Paso Robles improve to 10-4 in league with four games to play. Mac Stuart, TJ Durfee and Kris Pequeno each had two hits for Paso Robles.
The Arroyo Grande High baseball team scored once in the bottom of the seventh inning for a walk-off 2-1 win over visiting St. Joseph. The Eagles improved to 8-6 in league play and have won seven of their last eight league games. Kyle Brown threw a complete game 4-hitter with 8 strikeouts for AG. Chris Davidson led the Eagles with 3 hits, including the game-winning walk-off hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. Jordan Morrison added 2 hits and a run scored. AG goes for the sweep Friday at St. Joseph and can clinch a spot in the CIF playoffs with a win over the Knights.
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