An early two-run deficit swelled into a three-run deficit the San Luis Obispo Blues couldn’t overcome, and they fell to Team Vegas 4-1 Thursday at SLO Stadium in a summer collegiate baseball game.
Team Vegas raced out to a 2-0 advantage off an RBI double from Jordan Stewart and an RBI single from Brandon Garcia.
The Blues, who were coming off a three-game home sweep of the MLB Academy Barons, answered with a run in the fifth inning when Brannon Champagne scored from third on a wild pitch.
But that would be the only run the Blues would score, and Team Vegas (8-8, 8-8 California Collegiate League) would add two more runs in the sixth inning for the victory.
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San Luis Obispo starter Josh Frye pitched six innings and gave up four runs on seven hits.
For Vegas, Chipper Smith pitched 7 1⁄3 innings and gave up one earned run and six hits. He also walked four and struck out five.
Zac Elgie was the only player for the Blues (11-5, 8-5 CCL) who had a multi-hit game. He went 2 for 4, while Champagne went 1 for 1 with three walks, Dylan Gavin went 1 for 3 and Tanner Witt and Sal Belfonte were both 1 for 4.
The two teams play again today and Saturday at SLO Stadium with both games scheduled for 6 p.m.