Having already sealed their postseason plans, the San Luis Obispo Blues ended their regular season with a 5-0 summer collegiate baseball loss to the visiting Conejo Oaks at SLO Stadium on Friday.
Before heading to the National Baseball Congress World Series, the Blues
(37-17, 21-15 California Collegiate League) will play a three-game postseason series against the MLB Academy Barons this weekend. The teams will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Compton today before playing a scheduled doubleheader Sunday.
On Friday, Oaks starter Blake Redman and reliever Jared Lee combined on a two-hitter. Redman struck out six in eight innings while Lee struck out two in a perfect ninth.
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Will Maddox and Blake Allemand had the hits for the Blues.
Cal Poly first baseman Tommy Plushkell led the Conejo attack, going 1 for 3 with two RBI with a sacrifice fly in the third inning and a run-scoring single in the ninth.
Nicho DellaValle was 2 for 3 with two runs, and Nick Morelli was 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Oaks, who put up a three-run rally in the third and added single runs each in the sixth and ninth innings.
NORTH COUNTY INDIANS 5, FAIRFIELD INDIANS 2
Three North County players had two hits apiece, and Sinjin Todd drove in two runs to back a solid start by Jamie Good at Vineyard Athletic Complex in Templeton.
Davey Casciola was 2 for 3, and Mac Stuart and Connor O’Hare each went 2 for 4 with O’Hare hitting a pair of doubles. Todd was 1 for 3 with two RBI.
Good allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings while striking out six and walking one. Louis Carlos pitched two scoreless innings of relief, and Alex Fagalde nailed down the save by striking out two of three to retire the side in order in the ninth.
North County (29-10) took a 2-0 lead with a first-inning rally and added another run in the second. After Fairfield cut the deficit to 3-2 with back-to-back single-run rallies in the second and third, North County picked up one insurance run apiece in the fourth and fifth to seal the victory.