Summer Collegiate Baseball Roundup: Fifth inning leads Indians past Braves

Also, Los Angeles Brewers blank SLO Blues again; Cal Poly's Mathias shines for USA Baseball Collegiate National Team again

sports@thetribunenews.comJuly 2, 2014 

Mac Stuart drove in two runs, Davey Casciola had three hits, and the North County Indians scored four runs in the fifth inning to break a 2-all tie and defeat the Bakersfield Braves 7-3 in a summer collegiate baseball game Tuesday in Templeton.

Stuart, a Paso Robles High and Cuesta College product, finished 2 for 3 with a double, two RBI and a run. Casciola was 3 for 4 and scored twice for the Indians (15-6).

Templeton graduate Spencer Howard allowed two runs in six innings to earn the win. The All-County first teamer struck out two, walked one and gave up four hits. Scott Romuk allowed an unearned run and struck out three in three innings of relief.

Cal Poly recruit Austin Kron had a pair of hits for North County, as did No. 9 hitter Steve Pico.

Blues shut out by L.A. Brewers again

After scoring at least one run in each of the first 27 games, the San Luis Obispo Blues were held scoreless by the Los Angeles Brewers for the second straight game, falling 3-0 at SLO Stadium.

The Blues (20-9, 16-8 California Collegiate League) were held to six hits for six players. Jacob Hoyle hit a double for the only extra-base knock.

Zachary Nehrir was 3 for 4 for Los Angeles (12-4, 11-4) and drove in a run.

Dominic Taccolini took the loss for San Luis Obispo, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. Blake Whitter struck out three in 1 1⁄3 innings of hitless relief.

Mathias collects pair of hits vs. Chinese Taipei

Cal Poly rising junior Mark Mathias made the final cut of for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and picked up right where he left off in tryouts, collecting a pair of hits in a 5-5 tie against Chinese Taipei in Cary, N.C.

Mathias, who played third base, doubled and singled from the leadoff spot after going 12 for 26 in a seven-game training camp.

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