Mission Prep’s Kevin Laird hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to send the Royals’ baseball team to the championship game of the Atascadero Easter Tournament with a 12-10 win over Morro Bay on Tuesday in Atascadero.
Laird was 4 for 4 at the plate. He finished a triple short of the cycle.
Clay Mead was 2 for 3 with two doubles for the Royals (5-6), and Stephen Fleming got the win on the mound.Mission Prep will play tournament-host Atascadero in the tournament championship game at 2 this afternoon.
Templeton 2, Flintridge 1
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Down 1-0 in the seventh, Evan Altimirano had a walk-off, two-run single to lead Templeton (5-6) to a win at the Atascadero Easter Tournament.
Alex Kotheimer pitched four scoreless innings of relief for the win.
Spencer Macomber and Spencer Walsh added singles for the Eagles, who will play Nipomo at 10 this morning in the third-place game.
Nipomo 9, Santa Clara 3
Mark Baker pitched a complete game, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits at the Atascadero Easter Tournament. He struck out six and walked three.
Ben Kennedy was 4 for 4 at the plate, driving in three runs and scoring three.
Jeff McNeil added three hits, including two doubles, and had two stolen bases for the Titans (7-6).
Atascadero Varsity 10, Atascadero JV 1
Atascadero’s (9-5, 4-2 PAC 7) win will move them into the championship game of its tournament.
Paso Robles 8, Riodan 6
Mac Stuart hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning for Bearcats (8-7, 4-2 PAC 7) at the John F. Kennedy Tournament in La Palma.
Austin Swank added a double and an RBI for Paso Robles.
Paso Robles 6, Ventura 1; Paso Robles 2, Righetti 1
Paso Robles (7-10) won both of its games at the Best of the West Tournament, including a win over host Righetti.
Kellie Reynolds and Katie Hartman were 2 for 3 for Paso Robles, which had five hits in the win over Righetti.
Against Ventura, Chelsea Merrill hit a triple and a double for the Bearcats, which had eight hits.
Kaiser leads Atascadero
Austin Kaiser led Atascadero to a second-place finish at its King of the Mountain golf tournament at Chalk Mountain Golf Course.
Kaiser tied Righetti’s McGregor Hoobery for medalist honors after they both carded a 74, but Hooberry won in a one-hole playoff.
The Warriors shot a team score of 235 to claim the win, while Atascadero finished one stroke back.
Atascadero, playing with a split team, also took third as its second team shot 238.
Rory Doll shot a 76 to lead Nipomo (240), while San Luis Obispo, led by Tyler Anderson’s 75, shot 247.
Arroyo Grande, led by Eric Skelton’s 80, shot a 256.