The Paso Robles High softball team edged defending PAC 7 champion Atascadero 3-2 on Monday afternoon, scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
“It’s just good for us to start off on the right foot, as opposed to trying to play catch-up (in the league standings),” Bearcats coach Val Reynolds said. “I didn’t want to go extra innings with (Atascadero), that’s for sure.”
Monica Garcia led off the final inning with a double, and it looked like she would score the pivotal run before being tagged out at home. Soon after, though, with the bases loaded, the Greyhounds walked in the winning run.
Jenna Wookey pitched a complete game for the Bearcats (7-4, 2-0), scattering four hits, striking out three batters and walking four.
Wookey also finished 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Kellie Reynolds was also 2 for 3, with a run scored.
Arroyo Grande 9, Pioneer Valley 0
Eagles starter Sydney Gouveia and Jillian Compton (who entered the game in the fifth) combined to one-hit the Panthers.Gouveia yielded the lone hit and had seven strikeouts. Compton fanned five.
Kasie Craig went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer for Arroyo Grande (7-3, 1-1 PAC 7), and Moriah Vargas had a two-run shot, and added a double, finishing 2 for 4.
TRACK FIELDBOYS: Arroyo Grande 77, San Luis Obispo 59; GIRLS: SLO 76, Arroyo Grande 60
San Luis Obispo’s Abrianna Torres continued her standout season with four event wins on the girls side: the 200 meters (26.9 seconds), the long jump (17 feet, 9 inches), the triple jump (38 feet) and the 100 hurdles (16.4 seconds).
Micayla Rennick was also a multiple-event winner for the Tigers, taking the 800 (2:24.1) and the 3,200 (11:37).
Arroyo Grande’s Madison Jacobs swept the throwing events, claiming the discus title at 116-8 and the shot put at 37-7.
The Eagles also had a double-winner on the boys side in Uriel Mendoza, who took the 400 at 52.1 seconds and the long jump with a mark of 19-5.
The Eagles’ Garrett Weinreich had a standout toss of 52 feet to win the shot put. San Luis Obispo’s Spencer Lemons won the boys high jump at 6-2, and teammate Max Leage won the triple jump at a personal-best 41-4.
BOYS: Paso Robles 74, Atascadero 62; GIRLS: Paso Robles 91, Atascadero 40
Bearcats distance star Zander Souza won the 800 meters in 2:03, the 1,600 in 4:54 and the 3,200 in 10:34.
Bo Bonnheim (who won the discus at 146-7 and the shot at 50-1) and Imer Hernandez (who won the 100 hurdles in 15.3 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 41.64) were also multiple-winners for Paso Robles’ boys.
For Atascadero, Deonte Barnes won the 100 in 11.1 seconds and the 200 in 22.9. The Greyhounds boys were also led by Marley Miller, who took the long jump at 18-2 and the triple jump at 40 feet.
Three Bearcats girls won two events apiece. Maddy Cline took the 800 at 2:32 and the 1,600 at 5:38; Tess Rountree cleared 5 feet in the high jump and threw 33-6 in the shot put; and Phoebe Fairbairn clocked a 17.75-second time in the 100 hurdles and 52.3 in the 300 hurdles.
Atascadero’s Brittany Cason won the 100 in 12.9 seconds and the 200 in 26.7.
BOYS GOLFMorro Bay 211, Nipomo 236
The Pirates picked up a Los Padres League win in a 9-hole match on a windy day at Morro Bay Golf Course.Nipomo’s Alex Mueller shot a 38 and was the medalist.
Doug Chesbro carded a 39, and Luke Holzschuh and Trevor Johnson added 42s for Morro Bay.
BOYS TENNISArroyo Grande 15, Paso Robles 3
The Eagles (8-1, 5-0) won at home to remain undefeated in PAC 7 play.
Jordan Hayashi swept his singles sets 7-5, 6-2, 6-0. The Eagles also got sweeps from the doubles teams of Evan Lange and Danny Williams (6-0, 6-1, 6-1) and Kenji McKinstry and Jason Dong (6-2, 6-3, 6-1).
BASEBALLFirebaugh 2, Coast Union 0; Firebaugh 6, Coast Union 1
Quinten Raethke pitched well for the Broncos (1-6) in the first game, with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Tommy Howard was 2 for 2 in the loss.