Eli Whittle of Arroyo Grande High defeated teammate Sean Hollister 6-1, 6-0 to win the PAC 7 singles tennis championship Friday.
“Eli has played consistently well all season,” Eagles coach Lori Hollister said. “He tends to play well in matches like today when it comes down to the wire.”
The sophomore earned his second consecutive PAC 7 title with the win. He’s 51-2 overall and had a 31-1 mark in league play.
Whittle defeated San Luis Obispo’s Josh Milla 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals. In the other semi, Hollister advanced after defeating teammate Jordan Hayashi 6-1, 6-2.
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“I hoped it would play out this way,” coach Hollister said. “Having three out of four in the semis from Arroyo Grande was really nice to see.”
In the doubles championship, Atascadero’s Devin Barber and Kyle Barber defeated San Luis Obispo’s Adrian Angulo and Mason Hansen 6-1, 6-0 to earn the league doubles title.
It was the first time the two had played together as a doubles team all season.
The twins, in their senior season, have advanced to the doubles final all four years of their high school careers.
“They played incredibly well the whole tournament,” Greyhounds coach Amy Barber said. “This was one of their more dominating performances.”
Indeed it was. The brothers dropped just seven games in the whole tournament, five of which came in the semis when they defeated Arroyo Grande’s Evan Lange and Danny Williams 6-2, 6-3.
Arroyo Grande 16, Righetti 2
The PAC 7 blowout, which completed a sweep of the Warriors, put the first-place Eagles in good position heading into next week’s series against second-place Paso Robles.
Now, Arroyo Grande (17-6, 12-3) needs just one win over the Bearcats to clinch the title.
Jordan Morrison went 4 for 6 with five RBI in Friday’s game, Gunnar Gomez was 4 for 6 with two runs scored, and Brady Muth was 2 for 4 with three RBI.
Kyle Raubinger gave up just two runs and struck out nine in the complete-game win.
Paso Robles 8, Lompoc 2
The Bearcats (17-7) broke open a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning, scoring six runs to give reliever Justin Sly the lead and eventually the nonleague win.
Sly entered in the fifth after starter Ryan Brockman gave up two runs in four innings. Mac Stuart threw a scoreless seventh in relief.
Angel Gonzalez, Jesse Horne and Matt Culp all went 2 for 3 for Paso Robles, and Austin Swank was 1 for 2 with two RBI.
Pioneer Valley 5, San Luis Obispo 4
The Tigers had the bases loaded in the top of the seventh with one out, looking to erase Pioneer Valley’s one-run lead.
But as the tale had been the entire game, San Luis Obispo left those runners on base, as the Tigers stranded 11.
Davis Casciola went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, and Sean Mullen was 1 for 3 with two runs scored.
Atascadero 2, St. Joseph 1
Tanner Thompson hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring pinch runner Matt Cuen to give the Greyhounds (12-12, 6-9 PAC 7) the walk-off win.
Scott Kaul gave up one run on six hits in the complete-game win for Atascadero.
Kaul was also 1 for 1 at the plate with an RBI double, and Weston Walker was 1 for 3 with a triple.
Coast Union 10, Shandon 3
Garrett LeMillier struck out 10 for the Broncos and gave up one earned run in seven innings.
At the plate, Tommy Howard went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI, while Grant Magnuson went 2 for 2 with two RBI.
The Broncos (6-11, 4-2 Coast Valley League) also got help from Alex Wolfe, who went 2 for 2 with an RBI, and Emmy Godinez, who went 2 for 4.
Templeton 11, Santa Maria 0
Four pitchers combined for a no-hitter as the Eagles defeated the Saints.
Starter Evan Peterson pitched three innings to pick up the win, and Spencer Macomber, Alex Kotheimer and Tyler Kollmann pitched in relief.
Kotheimer went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBI, and Ryan Horn had a triple and a double for Templeton (13-8, 6-4 Los Padres League).
Cabrillo 9, Morro Bay 4
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North County Christian 16, Cuyama Valley 6
Peter Zippi led the way for the Crusaders (9-3, 5-1 Coast Valley League), picking up the win after giving up five runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks in four innings.
Zippi was also 5 for 5 at the plate with three doubles, four runs scored and one RBI.
San Luis Obispo 2, St. Joseph 1
Andrea Reynolds struck out six in seven innings to help the Tigers edge the Knights.
Reynolds also helped herself at the plate, going 2 for 3 with the two RBI.
Erica Chandler went 2 for 3 with a two-out triple in the fifth for San Luis Obispo (10-12, 3-7 PAC 7).
Atascadero 5, Righetti 2
The Greyhounds (18-10, 6-5 PAC 7) won despite having only four hits.
Ashlee Reusche was 1 for 3 with a double and two runs scored, Jessie Hufstetler was 1 for 2 with one RBI and a triple, and Laura Gorman was 1 for 3 with a two-run double.
Jill Johnson gave up two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks in the complete-game win.
Nipomo 2, Santa Ynez 0
Courtney Cuzick continued her dominant season with a one-hit, 13-strikeout shutout victory over the Pirates.
At the plate, Tessa Underwood went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and a solo home run in the sixth inning. Dana Leyva also went 2 for 2 with a double for first-place Nipomo (16-8, 9-2 LPL).
Cabrillo 1, Morro Bay 0
Jasmine Singh had two hits for the Pirates.
Marissa Tabares pitched six innings and allowed two hits for second-place Morro Bay (7-3 LPL).
Templeton 22, Santa Maria 10
With Santa Maria posting a seven-run first inning, Templeton was looking for an answer.
The Eagles responded in a big way, scoring 16 runs in the second.
Mikayla Rendon went 3 for 4 with a walk and four RBI, while Karlene Villars went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double and four RBI.Also for Templeton (4-14, 3-7 LPL), Erin Roberts went 3 for 4 with three RBI.
Shandon 14, Coast Union 13
The Broncos (0-15) lost a close one at home despite an explosive offensive performance.
Morgan May was 3 for 3 with three doubles, Itzel Saavedra was 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and three RBI, and Heather Granada was 3 for 4 with two RBI for Coast Union.
North County Christian 24, Cuyama Valley 2, 5 innings
Kylie Bergquist gave up two runs on five hits and struck out seven in a complete-game win for the Crusaders (9-5, 8-3 CVL).
Bergquist was 2 for 3 with four RBI and two runs scored, and her sister and battery-mate Chloe Bergquist was 1 for 3 with three RBI and three runs scored.
Coastal Christian 15, Maricopa 10
Sevelyn Van Ronk went 2 for 4 with a triple, a double and two RBI. She also stole three bases — two being home plate.Taylor Brooks went 2 for 4 with four RBI and a triple.
Mission Prep 3, Cate 0
The Royals capped their season on a winning note, sweeping the Carpinteria school 25-20, 25-15, 25-15.
Chris Salvini had eight kills, and Tanner Nelson had 26 assists for Mission Prep (4-11).
Los Padres League Championships
Morro Bay finished third in both the boys and girls league finals Thursday, with scores of 326 and 276 points, respectively.
The Pirates were led by Kendall Swanson, who broke her own school record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a first-place time of 1 minute, 6.44 seconds, which earned her an automatic berth into the CIF-Southern Section divisional postseason.
Swanson also placed first in the 200 individual medley at 2:14.03. Melanie Freeborn placed third for Morro Bay in the 100 breaststroke at 1:20.41, which is a consideration time for the postseason.
The Pirates’ boys 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams also earned consideration times for the postseason. Will Murtha took first place in diving for the Pirates with a score of 268.75 points.
Templeton’s Haylee Mariucci placed first in the 50 freestyle with a 27.32, and teammate Megyn Rugh placed second at 27.37.
The Templeton girls 200 medley relay team of Mariucci, Rugh, Marina Wesner and Ande Miller finished first at 2:05.95. The Eagle girls placed fourth as a team with a score of 235.