Zac Elgie scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Saturday and knocked in an insurance run in the ninth inning in the San Luis Obispo Blues’ 4-2 win over the Conejo Oaks in a California Collegiate League baseball game in Thousand Oaks.
The score was tied at 2 after three innings and neither team scored again until the top of the seventh.
In the top of the seventh, Elgie led off with a single for the Blues (24-10, 15-9 CCL), advanced to second on Chad Christensen’s single, went to third on an Austin Flores sacrifice bunt and scored on Brannon Champagne’s single to center field.
San Luis Obispo added another run in the ninth when Jo Jo Sharrar singled and scored on Elgie’s double.
Elgie finished 3 for 4 in the Blues’ eight-hit attack, drove in two runs and scored twice. He was the only San Luis Obispo player with more than one hit.
After Conjeo (19-15, 13-14) scored in the bottom of the third to tie it at 2, Blues pitchers allowed only two hits in the final six innings and recorded perfect innings in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
Starter Carlos Rodriguez pitched six innings for San Luis Obispo to pick up his first win of the season. He allowed five hits and struck out eight. Josh Frye didn’t give up a hit in two innings of relief, and Vince Wheeland earned his third save by striking out the side in the ninth.
The two teams wrap up their three-game series today at 1 p.m. with the conclusion of Friday’s game that was called because of darkness tied at 7 and then today’s regularly scheduled game.