Trailing by two and down to its final out with no runners on base, the Morro Bay High baseball team came back from the brink with a furious rally to defeat Nordhoff, 3-2, on Monday in the opening game of the Easter Classic Tournament at Atascadero.
The two-out rally began with a single up the middle by Tyler Chivens followed by a walk to Calvin Hilliard. Carter Pope followed with a single to score Chivens, and Elijah Garcia smacked a go-ahead, two-run double off the left field fence to put the Pirates (4-5) in front.
Harrison Meinke threw a complete game for Morro Bay, striking out three against five hits and three walks.
Santa Ynez 5, Atascadero 3; Brighton 5, Atascadero 3
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Atascadero lost both games at its Easter Classic on Monday.
Bishop Montgomery 4, Mission Prep 2
The Royals lost their final game of pool play at the St. Paul Tournament in Santa Fe Springs, as Marco Ferdinandi was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Sage Pera pitched 4 1⁄3 innings with an earned run and added an RBI to tie the score at 2 before the Knights added two runs in the fifth.
Mission Prep (3-8-1) finished second in their pool and will play in the semifinal game of the championship bracket against St. Bernard today.
Atascadero finished fourth at the Lompoc Invitational at La Purisma, shooting 258 with a three-man scoring style.
The Greyhounds’ Brandon Erickson shot an 81, while Cooper Armas shot an 88 and Ryan O’Connell shot an 89.
Arroyo Grande finished fifth with 260 points as Jack Avrit shot an 81 and Connor Sandman shot an 83.
Nipomo finished with a team score of 280, as Adam Burrola shot an 82.
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