San Luis Obispo’s Bryan Case, the Blues’ No. 9 hitter in the lineup, singled home Cody Jones in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to give the Blues a 3-2 California Collegiate League win over the Conejo Oaks at SLO Stadium.
Jones led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk. Derek Miller then singled, and Jimmy Allen was intentionally walked to load the bases for Case, who was 2 for 3 and drove in two of the three runs for San Luis Obispo (32-13, 15-11).
Miller also had two hits for the Blues, who never trailed. San Luis Obispo opened the scoring in the bottom of the fifth when Allen singled, stole second and scored on a Case single.
Conejo tied it at 1 in the top of the seventh, then the Blues re-took the lead at 2-1 in the bottom of the inning when Kyle Johnson singled, was sacrificed to second and scored on Miller’s single.
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The Oaks answered with a run in the top of the eighth to set the stage for Case’s walk-off hit.
Drake Owenby picked up the pitching win for the Blues with 1 2⁄3 scoreless innings in relief of Corey Ray, who struck out four, allowed seven hits and no walks in 7 1⁄3 innings.
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Paso Robles High product Josh Ramirez went 4 for 5 with a home run and three RBI, San Luis Obispo High graduate Garrett Giovannelli was 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and a triple, and the Indians rolled past the visiting Braves at Vineyard Athletic Park in Templeton.
Brett Clark went 2 for 3 with a double and homer for the Indians (21-8), who pounded out 18 hits. Paso Robles High product Mac Stuart added two hits for North County, which scored five runs in the fifth inning.