Prep Roundup: Cuzick puts Nipomo softball back into LPL lead

sports@thetribunenews.comApril 16, 2013 

Courtney Cuzick tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Nipomo High softball team to a 2-0 win over visiting Morro Bay Tuesday, breaking a three-way tie for first place with the Pirates atop the Los Padres League standings.

The Titans are now tied with Cabrillo, which defeated Lompoc 10-3.

Cuzick struck out 13 in the complete game, walking two.

Ashley Ruiz provided three of the Titans’ five hits, finishing 3 for 3 with a double, a home run and two RBI for Nipomo (13-3, 5-1 LPL).

“One through nine, our offense wasn’t quite clicking,” Titans coach Matt Paradis said. “But Ashley Ruiz had three outstanding plate appearances, three quality at-bats, and she really worked with what was thrown today.

“And Courtney, like clockwork, was commanding the strike zone and keeping hitters off balance, and the two-hitter shows that,” Paradis said.

Marissa Tabares also went the distance for Morro Bay, giving up five hits, striking out nine and walking none over six innings in the loss for the Pirates (7-11, 4-2 LPL).

Paso Robles 16, St. Joseph 0

Jenna Wookey was 2 for 4 with three runs, a double and five RBI in the Bearcats’ win.

Megan Clark was 4 for 4 with four runs and an RBI, and Jenna Rogers was 3 for 4 with three runs and five RBI.

Rogers also had the win for Paso Robles (11-7, 5-1 PAC 7), pitching six innings and giving up four hits and striking out five.

Righetti 3, San Luis Obispo 1

The Warriors scored all of their runs in the bottom of the first inning to down the Tigers (12-9, 2-4 PAC 7).

San Luis Obispo’s run came in the top of the fourth as Hailey Rich (2-3) scored on a fielder’s choice.

Andrea Reynolds had a double and pitched seven innings for the Tigers, giving up three hits and striking out four.

Atascadero 2, Pioneer Valley 0

Sally Bowles was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Mckenzie Etchison was 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Greyhounds (9-7, 3-3 PAC 7). 

Templeton 11, Santa Ynez 0, 5 innings

Christina Raine was 2 for 3 with two runs for the Eagles (6-10, 3-3 LPL).

Templeton’s Mikayla Wells had two RBI, and Corinne Barto pitched five innings in the win.

Santa Maria 25, Mission Prep 2, 5 innings

Tess Boehm was 1 for 2 with an RBI triple and a run  in the third inning for the Royals (2-12).

Coast Union 22, North County Christian 3; 5 innings

Gabby Bucio was 4 for 4 with a double, a triple and two RBI for the Broncos in their Coast Valley League victory.

Ellie Magnuson (10-4) pitched five innings for Coast Union, striking out seven. Magnuson was 3 for 4 with two doubles, and Madie May was 3 for 5 with three RBI for the Broncos (10-4, 5-0).

Liz Crespo and Hailee DeVries were each 2 for 2 for the Crusaders (0-10, 0-4).

Coastal Christ. 16, Cuyama Valley 6

Roni Garrison (3-4) pitched a complete game, striking out 11 in the win for the Conquerors. 

Sara Henschel was 2 for 4 with three RBI, and Audrey Berdar had three RBI for Coastal Christian (3-4, 2-3 CVL).


San Luis Obispo 7, St. Joseph 5

Sinjin Todd was 4 for 4 with two RBI, three stolen bases and a run to help the Tigers rally past the Knights.

Ryan Anderson scored twice for San Luis Obispo (9-10, 6-4 PAC 7).

Pioneer Valley 5, Paso Robles 4

Rudy Binkele was 3 for 4, and Kris Pequeno was 3 for 5 for the Bearcats in the loss.

Paso Robles (4-11, 0-7 PAC 7) trailed 5-2 in the seventh and scored two runs in the inning, but the rally fell short. 

Righetti 3, Atascadero 0

Corbin Meikle was 2 for 2 with two stolen bases for the Greyhounds in their home loss. 

Brian Kirkpatrick pitched a complete game for Atascadero (8-8-1, 3-3-1 PAC 7), allowing five hits.

Nipomo 7, Morro Bay 6

Matt Albright was 2 for 4 with two RBI, including the go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning for the Titans.

Scott Nichols was 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBI, and Jacob Valencia was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI for Nipomo (8-9, 2-4 LPL).

Tristan Brown was 3 for 4 with a double for the Pirates (7-14, 2-4).

Santa Ynez 1, Templeton 0

Matt Lardern pitched a complete game for the Eagles, scattering four hits and allowing one unearned run in the loss.

Templeton (12-2, 5-1 LPL) fell into a first-place tie with Santa Ynez and Lompoc.

Coastal Chrisian 25, Cuyama Valley 10

Shane Hampton was 5 for 5 with a triple, six RBI five runs scored and five stolen bases in the win for the Conquerors (2-3 CVL).


Mission Prep 3, Nipomo 1

Jack Mooney had 17 kills, six aces and seven digs in the Royals’ 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15 win.

Chris Garner had 11 kills and 10 digs, and Paul Thompkins had 11 kills, 10 digs and three aces for Mission Prep (5-7). 

Scott Gaddis had 11 kills, Brandon Buchan had 10, and Luke Buchanan had 26 assists for the Titans (3-8).


Arroyo Grande 17, Pioneer Valley 1

Two of three doubles teams swept for the Eagles, and Derek Lakowske won 6-1, 6-0, 6-0 for Arroyo Grande (15-5, 9-0 PAC 7) in singles.

Atascadero 10, Paso Robles 8

Elias Jordan and Jacob Hass both won two of their three singles sets for the Greyhounds (7-10, 3-5 PAC 7) in their home win.

Cooper Austin won 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 in singles for the Bearcats.

Templeton 13, Morro Bay 5

The doubles team of Ian Eisemann and Jarred Hall swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 to lead the Eagles past the visiting Pirates.

Michael Murray and Chris Wallace both swept in singles for Templeton (11-2, 5-1 LPL).

Orcutt Academy 16, Coast Union 2

John McElgunn won two of three singles sets for the Broncos (1-8).


GIRLS: Arroyo Grande 246, St. Joseph 48; BOYS: Arroyo Grande 264, St. Joseph 34

Corryn Haynes won the 200 freestyle in 2 minutes, 5.73 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:03.66 in the Eagles’ girls win.

Molli Jones won the 50 freestyle (27.93) and the 100 backstroke (1:10.14) for Arroyo Grande (5-4, 3-3 PAC 7).

Zach Stevens won the boys 200 freestyle in a CIF-automatic time of 1:46.47 and the 500 freestyle in 4:47.65 for the Eagles. 

Arroyo Grande’s Charlie Watkins won the 100 butterfly in 59.23 and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.17 for Arroyo Grande (7-2, 4-2).


San Luis Obispo 392, Atascadero 412

Kush Sikand shot a 2-under 70 to medal for the Tigers at Chalk Mountain Golf Course. 

Adam Zakaria shot a 73  for San Luis Obispo (9-0, 6-0).

Tristan Ioppini, Justin Roxbrough and Brandon Erickson all shot 81 for Atascadero.

Paso Robles 466, St. Joseph 514

Cody Autrey and Jeremy Woodruff each carded an 89 to medal on the par-72 course at Hunter Ranch Golf Course.

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