The Nipomo High baseball team rallied behind the bat of A.J. Campos on Friday to defeat Cabrillo 7-4 on the road, earning a share of the Los Padres League championship.
Campos was 3 for 4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored.
The Conquistadores (20-4), who came into the game ranked sixth in the latest CIF-Southern Section Division 5 poll, will share the league title, but Nipomo will earn the LPL’s top playoff spot thanks to a tiebreaker.
“It was nice to finish first,” Titans coach John Stevens said. “We were 4-2 in league at one point, so to win out when we absolutely needed to was nice. We came together at the right point.”
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The Titans ended the season with a six-game winning streak in LPL play.
“There will be a point where we run into a good team this postseason, so beating a solid team like Cabrillo is a good start for us,” Stevens said.
Ryan McNeil gave up four runs, two earned, on five hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in the victory.
Cole Holloway was 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored, and Kenton Garl was 2 for 4 with a run scored for Nipomo.
San Luis Obispo 12, Atascadero 2
Marco Murillo scattered eight hits over six innings, giving up one run and striking out five for the win in the regular-season finale for the Tigers (14-13, 11-7).
San Luis Obispo finished tied for second in the PAC 7 standings with Paso Robles.
“We’re pitching well and we seem to be coming together as a team,” Tigers coach Bobby Ryan said. “We’re getting hot at the right time.”Louie Summer led the offensive attack for the Tigers, going 3 for 3 with three runs scored.
Davey Casciola was 2 for 3 with a run scored and one RBI, Dakota Wells was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and a two-run double, and Brayden Ryan was 1 for 1 with two walks and a three-run double for San Luis Obispo.
Paso Robles 4, Arroyo Grande 2
Mac Stuart belted a two-run homer in the third inning to help the Bearcats top the Eagles in the final game of the regular season and guarantee a second-place tie with San Luis Obispo.
It was the fifth home run of the season for Stuart.
Paso Robles starter Ryan Brockman pitched a compete game and gave up two runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out three.Scott Plescia went 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs for Paso Robles (18-9, 11-7 PAC 7).
Morro Bay 9, Santa Maria 0
Cole Mauter tossed a three-hit shutout for the Pirates (8-19, 3-9) in their season-finale win over the Saints.
Mauter also connected on a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth, as did teammate Jake Beavers, all part of a five-run inning.Sam LaBrecque also had two RBI for Morro Bay.
Lompoc 2, Templeton 1
Spencer Macomber threw four solid innings, allowing just two runs on four hits in the loss.
James Ralston was 3 for 3 with a triple and a double, and Alex Kotheimer was 2 for 2 with the only RBI for the Eagles (13-10, 6-6 LPL), who will be in the Division 5 playoffs despite the loss.
North County Christian 9, Coast Union 1
The Crusaders used a seven-run fifth inning to clinch the Coast Valley League championship with a victory over the visiting Broncos.
North County Christian (11-4, 7-1) started the inning with four straight hits and sent 10 batters to the plate before Coast Union recorded an out. It’s the fourth consecutive title for North County Christian and the fifth in the past six seasons.
Senior Taylor Brard gave up one unearned run on two hits, the Broncos’ only hits, in six innings for the victory.
Haustin Morrison, the Crusaders’ only other senior, was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and one RBI, and teammate Daniel Honeycutt was 2 for 2 with a run scored.
Morro Bay 4, Santa Maria 1
The Pirates (13-14, 9-3 LPL) scored three runs on four straight hits in the bottom of the sixth, breaking open a 1-1 tie and securing a share of the LPL championship for Morro Bay.
Marissa Tabares gave up two hits in two innings of relief to earn the victory.
Tia Gacad was 3 for 4, and Kylie Gacad was 2 for 4.
Cabrillo 1, Nipomo 0
Courtney Cuzick gave up one hit and no earned runs, but the Titans were unable to score in the regular-season finale.
The hit was given up in the sixth inning. That baserunner advanced to third on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly. It was the fifth straight one-hitter for Cuzick.
The Titans (17-9, 9-3) earned a share of the LPL title.
Ashley Ruiz went 2 for 3, and Tessa Underwood went 2 for 3 with a double for Nipomo.
Lompoc 7, Templeton 0
The combined duo of Danita Hinton and Ashley Stevens gave up seven runs as the Eagles lost their season finale. Hinton gave up two runs in two innings, and Stevens gave up five runs in five innings of relief.
Stevens, Karlene Villars and Katie Koehler all went 1 for 3 for Templeton (4-16, 3-9 LPL).
North County Christian 17, Coast Union 7, 5 innings
Kylie Bergquist gave up seven runs on seven hits, striking out four in the five-inning complete-game victory for the Crusaders (11-4, 7-1 Coast Valley League).
Brianna Feld was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and three RBI, including an RBI double to end the game.
North County Christian clinched second place in the CVL standings.
Santa Ynez 13, Mission Prep 0
The Royals had four hits in their season-ending loss.
Emily Capps had two hits for Mission Prep.
SWIMMING ANG DIVING
Southern Section prelims
Zach Stevens may just be a freshman, but he’s heading to the Division 2 boys finals in four events in Long Beach.
Individually, he qualified in the 200-yard individual medley (1 minute, 57.32 seconds) and in the 100 breaststroke (56.42). Both marks were school records.
Stevens was also part of two relay teams that broke school records and qualified for the finals — the 200 medley relay (1:37.98) and 400 freestyle relay (3:14.98).
On the girls side, Arroyo Grande’s Mia Schachter qualified in two events, the 100 butterfly (58.02) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.05).
Claren Ruth set a school record in the girls 200 IM (2:12.46) and also qualified for Arroyo Grande.
For San Luis Obispo, Alan Peterson qualified in the boys 200 freestyle (1:44.78) and 500 freestyle (4:42.72). Both times were personal bests.
Dustin Bolt also advanced in the 200 freestyle (1:44.17) for Atascadero.