San Luis Obispo High freshman pitcher Andrea Reynolds picked up her first career PAC 7 softball win as the Tigers claimed a 3-0 home victory over Paso Robles on Tuesday.
Reynolds allowed just two hits while striking out seven in a complete-game effort.
The Tigers dropped their first two league games by a run apiece, including a 12-inning 1-0 loss at Arroyo Grande and a 2-1 defeat to defending league champion Righetti.
Kerri Jacobs-Kelley’s single in the bottom of the second drove in the first two runs for San Luis Obispo (9-4, 1-2 PAC 7).
Leah O’Reilly’s single in the bottom of the fifth led to the final run for the Tigers.
“It was a very well pitched game on both sides and well played game,” San Luis Obispo coach Mike Lee said.
Arroyo Grande 2, Nipomo 0
Jill Compton (7-1) had 12 strikeouts and allowed just one hit and a walk in a complete-game victory.
Chloee Pezza and Katie Schafler both had two hits including a double, and Megan Knight added another double for the Eagles (10-3, 3-0 PAC 7).
Nipomo (2-6, 0-2) got 12 strikeouts in a complete game loss from Courtney Cuzick.
Morro Bay 12, Santa Ynez 8
Tia Gacad hit a second-inning grand slam for Morro Bay (6-8, 1-1 Los Padres League).
Ciara Ramos was 3 for 4 with a double and Candace Milbourne pitched four innings to get the win for Morro Bay.
North County Christian 10, Shandon 0, 5 innings
Kelsey Paulus gave up just two hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts in a mercy-rule shortened win.
Cheyenne Ricks was 4 for 4, including a leadoff homer for North County Christian (4-2 Coast Valley League).
Paso Robles 13, Nipomo 10
The Bearcats had 14 hits,including a 3-for-3 day from Tom Bernal, who had three RBI.
Mac Stuart had a home run and a double for Paso Robles (5-4, 2-2 PAC 7).
Elias Stokes, Scott Plescia and Austin Swank added two hits each for the Bearcats, who got a complete-game pitching outing from Bernal.
Atascadero 3, Pioneer Valley 2
Bryce Cherry had the big hit in a fourth-inning rally by the Greyhounds (5-4, 3-1 PAC 7) with a two-run homer.
Scott Kaul added an RBI-single to give Atascadero the win.
Evan Hicks was 2 for 2, with a double for Atascadero, and teammate Jake Cuen gave up six hits and had five strikeouts to pick up the win.
Santa Ynez 8, Morro Bay 6
The Pirates (3-6, 1-1 LPL) failed to convert with two runners on and the winning run at the plate in the seventh inning on the road.Keith Evans was 2 for 4 for Morro Bay with a double, and Austin Nesbit added two hits for Morro Bay.
North County Christian 10, Shandon 5
North County Christian’s Taylor Brard struck out the first seven batters he faced and 11 of the first 12 en route to 14 strikeouts in five innings.
Brard, who allowed just one hit, was 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, a home run and two RBI.
Keelan Willison added a homer and three RBI for the Crusaders (7-0, 4-0 CVL), while Daniel Katches was 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Arroyo Grande 12, Atascadero 6
Eli Whittle swept three singles matches for Arroyo Grande (8-2, 5-0 PAC 7).
Whittle, a freshman, has yet to drop a set in league play going 10-0.
The doubles tandem of Danny Williams and Evan Lange dropped just two games in sweeping three sets, and the team of Ian Moynagh and Jordan Hayashi also swept for the Eagles who are preparing for a Thursday showdown with perennial league power San Luis Obispo.
“This was a good challenge for us today,” Eagles coach Lori Hollister said. “It was a step towards building to the San Luis Obispo match. We’ve been gaining momentum as the season moves on.”
Hollister said Arroyo Grande is seeking to dethrone San Luis Obispo for the first time in 26 years.
San Luis Obispo 15, Nipomo 3
Coco Angulo and Shahrukh Syed dropped just three games in sweeping six singles sets for the Tigers.
San Luis Obispo (5-6, 4-0 PAC 7) swept all nine doubles sets, including the team of Blake Nicholson and Grant Murphy dropping just one game in three sets.
Templeton 11, Cabrillo 7
Brady Peracca and Jordan Hattar won three sets apiece for Templeton (3-3 LPL).
Matt Murray won two of three singles sets, as did the Templeton doubles team of Austin Harrington and Sam Youngdale.
Lompoc 11, Morro Bay 7
Nolan Black swept in singles matches for Morro Bay (0-6, 0-5 LPL).
Dane Eckert added two more wins for the Pirates, and Keegan Meade won a set.
Michael Rarig and Merlin Thompson were the only doubles team to win a set for Morro Bay.
San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 0
Chip Blaney had eight kills and seven aces in a 25-11, 25-18, 25-13 win.
Greg Wright added seven kills and Keilan Meertens had 17 assists for San Luis Obispo (12-1, 1-0 PAC 7).