The favorites rolled their way to victory at Friday’s PAC 7 boys tennis championships at San Luis Obispo High.
Arroyo Grande’s Derek Lakowske defeated Atascadero’s Brendan Adams 6-0, 6-1 to capture the singles titles. In the eight sets the Eagles senior played in the tournament, Lakowske dropped just four games. He finished the year 29-1 in league play and is 41-8 overall.
The doubles bracket was all San Luis Obispo as the Tigers claimed first, second and third place. The pairing of Mason Hansen and Josh Milla defeated teammates Noah Cleere and Alex Dill 6-1, 6-4 in the final. Luke Olson and Scott Hicks took third, defeating Righetti’s Tommy Lay and Daniel Black 8-3.
Righetti’s Gianni Rasgado topped San Luis Obispo’s Cameron Dong 8-7 (7-4) in the third-place singles match.
The top two finishers in both the singles and doubles brackets advanced to the individual CIF-Southern Section tournament May 29.
Los Padres League championships
Templeton’s Chaz Darrow won the league title in singles and was named league MVP in Santa Maria.
Darrow defeated Taggart Mills of Santa Ynez 6-3, 6-2 in the finals after topping Morro Bay’s Andrew Stella 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals.
Darrow advanced to the CIF-Southern Section tournament May 29.
Playoff pairings announced
Five San Luis Obispo County teams will participate in the CIF-Southern Section boys volleyball playoffs, starting today when San Luis Obispo travels to Santa Barbara (13-9) for a wild-card match in the Division 2 bracket. The winner will face Eastside (17-2) on the road Tuesday.
PAC 7 champion Arroyo Grande will host Bishop Diego (11-11) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Division 2 tournament.
Templeton hosts a familiar foe Tuesday in Division 4 play, with Mission Prep facing the Eagles for the third time in eight days. Templeton won both of the first two meetings 3-1.
Also in Division 4, Morro Bay will travel to face Salesian (16-4).
Atascadero 6, St. Joseph 4
Sally Bowles pitched a complete game with five strikeouts and one earned run and drove in the winning run on a two-run sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.
The Greyhounds trailed 4-1 in the fifth inning when Keara Blodget singled home Tori Comin and Nique Mack to cut the lead to one.
Atascadero took the lead in the top of the seventh as Leanne White and Blodget scored on a fly ball from Bowles to the fence that was caught by a St. Joseph outfielder, who fell down as she caught the ball.
Kaila Herzig added an insurance run in the seventh on a solo home run for the Greyhounds (24-3-1, 10-0 PAC 7).
Arroyo Grande 5, San Luis Obispo 2
Bailey Killough homered, and Rebekah Hernandez had an RBI triple and was the winning pitcher for the Eagles (9-15, 4-6 PAC 7).
The score was 1-1 before Arroyo Grande scored four straight runs to take command.
Marissa Piatt was 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI for the Tigers (8-17, 1-9). Samantha Good doubled, and Campbell Warren had an RBI.
Templeton 7, Cabrillo 6
Hailey Wyand and Ashley Stevens were both 3 for 4, and Wyand knocked home Stevens on an RBI double in the sixth inning to score the winning run and give the Conquistadores their first LPL loss.
Stevens also pitched all seven innings and had seven strikeouts.
Kiana Alba was 3 for 4 with three RBI, Corinne Barto was 2 for 4 with three RBI, and Makayla Zundel was 2 for 4 with two runs scored for Templeton (9-17, 4-6 LPL).
Lompoc 2, Morro Bay 1
Madelynn Martinez singled to score Emma Hotaling in the first inning for the Pirates (12-13, 6-4 LPL).
Lompoc scored its two runs in the third inning on a walk and two errors.
Hotaling and Martinez had Morro Bay’s only two hits.
Marissa Tabares pitched a complete game with five strikeouts for the Pirates.
Coast Union 16, Cuyama Valley 0, 5 innings
Ellie Magnuson struck out 13 and didn’t allow a hit for the Broncos (10-4-1, 7-0 Coast Valley League). Cristina Plasencia doubled twice and drove in three runs.
Cynthia Cedano scored twice and had two RBI, and Magnuson had two hits and two RBI.
Coast Union scored 15 runs in the second inning.
San Luis Obispo 6, Paso Robles 2
Brandon Mallory was 2 for 3 with two RBI, and Zach Frederick held the Bearcats to no earned runs as the Tigers scored six unanswered runs.
Paso Robles (19-6-2, 13-4-1) scored two runs in top of the first as Bailey Gaither and Taylor Holden scored on a throwing error.
San Luis Obispo (5-19, 3-12 PAC 7) responded in the bottom half of the inning as Matt Mundorf and Jeremy Jess scored on a Mallory double to tie it. San Luis Obispo then scored two in the fourth and two more in the sixth on a Mundorf two-run single.
Arroyo Grande 2, Righetti 0
Mikey Gutierrez pitched all seven innings, giving up five hits with three strikeouts, and Joey DeLaRosa had both RBI for the Eagles.
Arroyo Grande (12-12, 8-7 PAC 7) scored in third inning as DeLaRosa singled to score Nash Ackerman and again in the fifth as Mikey Ross scored on a fielder’s choice by DeLaRosa.
St. Joseph 10, Atascadero 1
Joe Johnson and Sam Neely combined for the only four hits for the Greyhounds (6-18, 3-12 PAC 7). Both were 2 for 4.
Johnson scored the Greyhounds’ only run a Tyler Moore sacrifice fly.
Templeton 4, Cabrillo 1
Mac Lardner and Spencer Howard combined for a no-hitter for the second consecutive game for the Eagles (13-10, 7-3 LPL).
Lardner threw the first five innings and allowed one runner who reached on an error and scored on a passed ball. Howard pitched the last two frames with two strikeouts.
Austin Alarcon had a triple, an RBI and scored twice, and Lardner was 2 for 2 with an RBI for the Eagles.
Morro Bay 13, Lompoc 0
Colt Carvalho pitched a complete game with six hits and three strikeouts, and Noah Garcia was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI for the Pirates.
Rajan Singh was 2 for 4 with a double, two RBI and two runs as Morro Bay (5-17, 3-7 LPL) scored 10 runs in the first four innings.
Bakersfield Christian 10-11, Mission Prep 2-6; 1st game 5 innings
In the first game, Mission Prep’s Antonio Aiello was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI in the five-inning game. He also scored in the first inning on an RBI single from Trevor Fernandez.
In the second game, Ian Stake was 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI, and Fernandez had a single and two runs scored for Mission Prep (4-19).
Coast Union 10, Cuyama Valley 0, 5 innings
Jake McAvoy pitched all five innings and struck out seven for the Broncos.
Tommy Howard was 3 for 3 with two RBI, and Gehrig Kniffen was 2 for 4 with two RBI for Coast Union (14-4, 9-0 CVL).
Coastal Christian 11, Shandon 7
Brandon Spiller pitched 62⁄3 innings and finished with 13 strikeouts, two hits and three unearned runs for the Conquerors (5-4 CVL).
Mitchell Ray was 3 for 4 with a triple, four stolen bases and three runs, and Thomas Lindstaed was 3 for 3 with two doubles, three stolen bases and four runs for Coastal Christian.
Shane Hampton was 3 for 4 with two doubles, three stolen bases and four runs, and Spiller added a double and an RBI.