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Feb 29, 2012 1:42 AM by Andrew Masuda

Nipomo, Templeton baseball beat PAC-7 opponents

The Nipomo High baseball team opened its 2012 season with a 7-1 win over visiting St. Joseph on Tuesday. The Titans erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit.

The Knights scored once in the first inning, but were held scoreless the rest of the way. Long Beach State-bound Ryan McNeil started on the mound for the Titans.He threw 6 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit and struck out 10 Knights.

Nipomo scored its first two runs of the game by drawing two walks with the bases loaded to make it 2-1. A.J. Campos added a two-run double to make it 4-1. McNeil followed with a high fly ball to left-center field that fell between two outfielders for a two-run double that made it 6-1. Cole Holloway followed with a run-scoring double to right-center field to cap the 7 run inning.

McNeil and Holloway each collected two hits for the Titans.

Evan Peterson hit a sacrifice fly to score Alex Kotheimer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Templeton High baseball team a thrilling walk-off 4-3 win over Pioneer Valley.

Peterson went 3 for 3 at the plate before driving in the game-winning run with a fly ball in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Tyler Kollmann was 2 for 4 with a triple and a double and Kotheimer was also 2 for 4 and scored twice for the Eagles. On the mound, Peterson, Spencer Howard and Brad Wright scattered just seven hits in the win. The Eagles move to 2-0 on the season.

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