Aaron Attaway had a two-run single to give the San Luis Obispo Blues some breathing room in the eighth inning, Drake Owenby upped his league-leading save total, and the Blues took a crucial matchup of California Collegiate League title contenders with a 7-4 summer collegiate victory over the Los Angeles Brewers.
Attaway capped a decisive four-run rally with his two-out single for the Blues (34-14, 18-12 CCL), and Owenby picked up his seventh save by striking out the side in the ninth against the CCL South-leading Brewers (21-12, 17-12 CCL) at SLO Stadium on Friday.
“It was nice to see Attaway come up with a big hit to give us a little breathing room late,” Blues manager Chal Fanning said. “A couple of big moments late for the Blues. It was good.”
Batting 2 for 5 with a double, Attaway led three Blues players with multiple hits. Cody Jones was also 2 for 5, and Michael Pritchard was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI.
Blues starter Corey Ray received a no-decision after allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and five walks through the fifth inning.
The Blues host the Brewers in the second of a three-game series today at 2 p.m. and are offering complimentary admission to the game with the purchase of a $100 ticket to a silent auction, dinner and poker tournament fundraiser to be held at
5 p.m. today at Custom House in Avila Beach.
TUFF CAPS 6, NORTH COUNTY INDIANS 3
Justin Calomeni of the Tuff Caps won a mound duel between incoming Cal Poly signees, and the Indians (22-9) allowed three unearned runs in defeat.
Calomeni pitched into the seventh, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five for the win. His counterpart and future Cal Poly teammate, the Indians’ Slater Lee, received a no-decision after allowing two unearned runs on four hits while striking out five.
Lee left after six innings with the score tied at two.
Michael Perry doubled in the go-ahead run against Brett Clark in the seventh, and the Tuff Caps got two insurance runs after a fielding error.