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.
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.