Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:49 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Jul 26, 2013 11:02 PM
Santa Ynez High graduate Nicho DellaValle and Cal Poly's Tommy Plushkell helped the Conejo Oaks beat San Luis Obispo 5-0 on Friday night to prevent the Blues from a share of their third straight California Collegiate League title.
The Blues finished CCL play 21-15 and in second place by one game behind Santa Barbara. The Foresters blanked Santa Paula 7-0 on Friday to clinch their 20th title in the league's 21 year history.
The Oaks broke open a 0-0 game with 3 runs in the third inning. DellaValle led off with a double and scored on Nick Morelli's double to make it 1-0. Plushkell, a junior-to-be for the Mustangs, added a sacrifice fly to right field to put the Oaks up 2-0. Second baseman Will Maddox made an error that allowed the third run of the game to cross home plate.
DellaValle started Conejo's rally in the sixth with a 2-out single. Morelli chopped a slow roller to third and Blake Allemand's off-balance throw to first ended up down the right field line. DellaValle scored all the way from first on the play to make it a 4-0 game.
Morelli led the Oaks with a 3 for 4 game. DellaValle went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs, while Plushkell went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI. He singled in a run in the ninth.
The Blues managed just 2 hits in the game. They committed 3 errors in the loss.
Matt Lynch took the loss after he gave up 3 runs, 2 of them were earned, and 4 hits in 4 innings. Kyle Johnson allowed 1 unearned run in 3 solid innings of relief with 3 strikeouts. Christian Coronado threw 1 shutout inning, while Blake Whitter allowed 1 run in the ninth for the Blues.
Conejo starter Blake Redman stymied the Blues potent offense all game. The righty allowed just 2 hits and walked 1 in 8 shutout innings. He struck out 6 on his way to the victory.
The Blues finished the regular season 37-17 overall. They will focus their attention to the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas that open next Friday.
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