The San Luis Obispo Blues dropped the first game of their doubleheader, 13-5, to the Glendale Angelenos, but bounced back to take the second, 6-4, in a summer collegiate baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Sinsheimer Park.
The Angelenos (15-13, 7-13 California Collegiate League) raced out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning of the second contest, after they roughed up Blues starting pitcher Jason Freeman with a two-run home run from Sako Chapjian and a run off a wild pitch.
But the Blues (21-7, 14-7 CCL) answered with a three-run inning of their own in the second, with an RBI triple from Brandon Wood, an RBI single from Dylan Gavin and a sacrifice fly from Chad Christensen.
The Blues then took the lead in the third off a sacrifice fly from Christensen. They would go on to tack on runs in the seventh and eighth innings to hold on for the victory.
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In the first game of the doubleheader, Sean Wardour proved to be too much for the Blues. He pitched seven innings, gave up two earned runs and struck out five to earn the win for Glendale.
The Blues, however, were able to score a run off Wardour in the first with a RBI single from Gavin.
But from there, it was all Angelenos. They scored four runs in the bottom of the first and then went on to answer a three-run fourth inning from the Blues with an eight-run fifth inning to close out the win.
On the day, former Mission Prep star Alex Detz, a current Cuesta College second baseman, went 2 for 7 with a walk. Thomas Bernal, a former Paso Robles standout, went 1 for 3 with a run scored, while Nick Grim, who signed with Cal Poly out of Monterey Peninsula College, pitched two innings and gave up three runs off two hits.