The San Luis Obispo Blues summer collegiate baseball team rolled to a 15-2 win over Team Vegas at SLO Stadium in Saturday’s rubber match of a three-game series.
“I just think our guys have been working real hard, and that hard work has paid off,” Blues manager Chal Fanning said. “I think they knew what was at stake.”
With the win, the Blues nabbed the series win over Team Vegas (8-10, 8-10 California Collegiate League).
The Blues (13-5, 10-5 CCL) did so by scoring early and often. They scored three runs in the first inning, then came back to plate five runs in the third.
“It’s nice when you are able to jump on a team like Team Vegas. It really makes things settle down a bit,” Fanning said. “We played well as a whole.”
Leading 8-2, the Blues didn’t let up. Shortstop Adam Frazier knocked in two runs on a single and first baseman Zac Elgie doubled home a run in what turned to be a six-run inning for San Luis Obispo.
The Blues combined for 16 hits and had five different players post multi-hit games. Thomas Bernal, Brannon Champagne and Adam Frazier all went 2 for 5, while Max Homick and Alex Detz went 2 for 3 and Wade Hinkle went 2 for 4.
Blues starter Tom Barry pitched five innings and gave up two runs on four hits to go along with his three walks and eight strikeouts. Paul Twining and Vince Wheeland pitched four scoreless innings of relief.