Prep Roundup: Gritzfeld, Griffin capture PAC 7 individual dive titles

sports@thetribunenews.comMay 1, 2013 

Five boys and three girls qualified for the CIF-Southern Section prelims during the PAC 7 diving finals at Arroyo Grande High on Tuesday.

Amanda Gritzfeld of Paso Robles won the girls event with 399.55 points. 

Jamie Staph of San Luis Obispo took second (353.5), and teammate Sabrina Smelser placed third (344.2).

Blake Griffin of San Luis Obispo won the boys event with 449.35 points.

Grant Britton of Paso Robles took second (415.55), Mitchell Snyder of Arroyo Grande placed third (358.15), Keenan Harris of Paso Robles placed fourth (338.4) and Joey Milbrant of Arroyo Grande placed fifth (314.05).

Qualifying divers will compete at the divisional finals Monday in Riverside.


Arroyo Grande 11, Paso Robles 0

Tyler Auerback hit a 3-run home run in the fifth inning for the Eagles on their way to a PAC 7 victory in Paso Robles.

Arroyo Grande’s Zach Brown was 3 for 4 with three RBI, and Paul Ormonde was 3 for 3 with two runs.

Dan Ramirez pitched six innings in the win for the Eagles (13-6-3, 8-2).

Templeton 15, Santa Maria 0

The Eagles threw a combined three-hit shutout and totaled 16 hits over Santa Maria.

Spencer Walsh was 3 for 3 with two RBI and two runs, and Mitchell Pendley was 3 for 3 with two RBI and two doubles for Templeton (15-3, 8-1 Los Padres League).

Cabrillo 10, Morro Bay 9

Rajan Singh had two hits, including a double for the Pirates (7-18) in their LPL loss.

Morro Bay’s Colt Caravalho had two hits and pitched 7 2⁄3 innings in the loss.


Paso Robles 3, San Luis Obispo 1

Jenna Rogers scattered two hits over seven innings, striking out six in the win for the second-place Bearcats.

Carly McCall was 3 for 3 with an RBI, Jenna Wookey was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Monica Garcia was 2 for 3 for Paso Robles (13-8, 7-3 PAC 7).

Andrea Reynolds struck out 10 in the loss for the Tigers, giving up three runs — two earned — on nine hits over six innings.

Reynolds had one of two hits for San Luis Obispo (13-11, 3-9 PAC 7).

Arroyo Grande 5, Atascadero 2

Jordan Robinson was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI for the Eagles in their PAC 7 win.

Sabrina Fuentez was 2 for 4, and Dominique Henderson and Sierra Fuentez each had a double for Arroyo Grande (9-13, 4-6).

MacKenzie Messina was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI, and Kala Herzig was 1 for 2 with a walk and a double for the Greyhounds (4-17, 3-6).

Nipomo 9, Santa Ynez 0

Courtney Cuzick pitched a complete game, giving up three hits and striking out 14 for the Titans.

Cuzick was also 2 for 3 at the plate with three RBI and a triple. Vangie Lopez was 4 for 4 with a double, and Salina Delfin was 2 for 2 with two RBI for Nipomo (17-3, 9-1 LPL).

Cabrillo 3, Morro Bay 1

Marissa Tabares gave up five hits in 3 2⁄3 innings for the Pirates (5-4 LPL).

Templeton 17, Santa Maria 3

Ashley Stevens was 3 for 3 with two triples, four RBI and two runs for the Eagles. 

Templeton’s Ashanti Alba was 3 for 4 with three RBI and three runs, and Marissa Torres was 2 for 2 with a double and three runs.

Brynn Smith had two RBI, and Connie Barto pitched five innings in the win for the Eagles (10-13, 5-4 LPL).

Coast Union 8, Orcutt Academy 6

Patty Bucio was 2 for 3 with an RBI triple as the Broncos held off the Spartans.

Ellie Magnuson gave up five hits and struck out three in the complete game victory for Coast Union (12-4, 7-0 CVL). Remy Corbet added two hits and an RBI for the Broncos.

Maricopa 19, North County Christian 4, 5 innings

Elise Pedone was 1 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored, but the Crusaders couldn’t keep up in a loss to the Indians.

Janelle Honeycutt had an RBI, and Liz Crespo added a run for North County Christian (0-15, 0-8 CVL).


PAC 7 Tournament

Arroyo Grande won its first PAC 7 team title since 1995, edging San Luis Obispo by seven strokes at Hunter Ranch Golf Course.

The Eagles finished at 398, followed by the Tigers at 405 and Atascadero at 414. Paso Robles was sixth at 448. The win allowed Arroyo Grande to wrap up the regular season title.

Mitch Martin was the individual medalist, shooting an even-par 72. Brandon Erickson of Atascadero was second with a 76, and Righetti’s Brandan Pita was third at 77.

Adam Zakaria shot a 78, and Kyle Kaminski and Kush Sikand each carded a 79 for San Luis Obispo.


Paso Robles 14, St. Joseph 4

Cooper Austin swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in singles for the Bearcats and improved his league record to 32-4.

The doubles team of Stevie Stark and Mayer Pohlod swept 6-3, 6-4, 6-0, and Mitchell Keller and Warren Willis swept 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in doubles for Paso Robles (5-11, 4-8 PAC 7).

San Luis Obispo 13, Righetti 5

The Tigers swept doubles in the win over the Warriors.

Nick Johnson swept in singles 6-4, 6-4,6-0 for San Luis Obispo (14-4, 10-2 PAC 7).

Pioneer Valley 10, Atascadero 8

Elias Jordan swept 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 for the Greyhounds (7-11, 4-8 PAC 7).

Morro Bay 10, Cabrillo 8

Michael Rarig and Andrew Stella each swept their singles sets for the Pirates in their LPL victory. 

The doubles team of Jeremy Neilson and Taylor Williams won two of three sets for Morro Bay (3-9, 2-8).

Santa Ynez 14, Templeton 4

The doubles team of Calvin Pinson and Chris Wallace won two of three doubles sets for the Eagles (14-3, 8-2), who finish the regular season in second place in the LPL.


Arroyo Grande 3, Righetti 0

Led by Jack Empey’s 34 assists, the Eagles swept the Warriors 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 in Arroyo Grande to cap an undefeated season with a PAC 7 championship.

Wyatt Bishop had seven kills and five blocks, and Andrew Midyett added five kills for the Eagles (14-0, 8-0 PAC 7).

Templeton 3, Mission Prep 1

The Eagles downed the Royals 25-16, 14-25, 26-24, 25-22.

Henri Cherry had 18 kills and two aces, and Jordan Scully had 11 kills for the Eagles.

Eric Lahargou had two aces, two kills and 36 assists, and Barry Peelan added five kills for Templeton (14-1, 8-0).

Chris Garner had nine kills, and Paul Thompkins had four blocks and six kills for Mission Prep (8-8).

Nipomo 3, Santa Maria 2

Luke Buchanan had 15 kills for the Titans in their home win.

Scott Gaddis and Brandon Buchon had 13 kills apiece, and Alex Martinez had 45 assists for Nipomo (5-10, 4-4 LPL).

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