The San Luis Obispo High softball team won 5-3 over Alemany on Friday at the Pioneer Valley Tournament in a game shortened to five innings because of a tournament time rule.
After trailing 2-1 entering the fourth inning, the Tigers (10-7) scored four runs in the inning to take the lead.
A double by Hannah Murphy, a single by Sam Good and a single by Campbell Warren loaded the bases.
From there, three walks, a sacrifice fly and a hit-by-pitch brought home four runs to put San Luis Obispo up for good.
Good went 2 for 3 at the plate, and had four strikeouts, while allowing two earned runs and a walk in the circle for the Tigers, who play at 10 a.m. today. With a win, San Luis Obispo would advance to the championship game at 4 p.m.
Elsewhere in the tournament, Paso Robles fell 3-2 to St. Bonaventure with all of the Bearcats’ runs coming on a Dakota Rodriguez double that scored Chloe Kerns and Jenna Rodgers.
Paso Robles (8-4) plays today at 8 a.m. against Alemany.
Morro Bay downed Orcutt Academy 10-3 and Templeton 7-1.
Against Orcutt Academy, the Pirates scored two runs in the first inning and five runs in the second inning as Taylor Merrill went 2 for 3 with a three-run home run.
Morro Bay also had Fallon Molnar go 3 for 3 with two RBI and Kendal Schemmer go 2 for 4 with three runs.
Against Templeton, AJ Stultz and Schemmer both went 2 for 3 as Stultz added a double and Schemmer added two runs for Morro Bay (6-8-1), which plays Lompoc today.
Arroyo Grande Tournament
Nipomo defeated La Mirada 8-6 in five innings and lost 5-3 to Clovis East.
Against La Mirada, Hope Goodall was 3 for 3 and Vanessa Davis was 2 for 2 as Nipomo scored seven runs in the fifth inning to overcome a 5-1 deficit.
Sandra Brenner added a two-run double.
Against Clovis East, Kamaile Neel was 2 for 2 with an RBI single in the first inning.
Brenner had another two-run double in the first inning for the Titans (7-8), before Clovis East scored four runs over the final two innings.
El Segundo 9, San Luis Obispo 4
The Tigers (8-7) lost in the championship game of their tournament after falling behind 9-0 in the third inning.
Matt Navarro went 2 for 2 with two runs, and Ben Rodgers went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI.
Merced 4, Paso Robles 1
The Bearcats lost the game on their home field in the Righetti Tournament as Bailey Gaither and Jonathan Baldwin manufactured Paso Robles’ only run.
Gaither reached on an error, stole second and third, then scored on a ground out by Baldwin. Cooper Silva, Seth Matthysse and Christian Erickson had the only hits for Paso Robles (13-2).
Orcutt Academy 7, Coast Union 2
Jez Lawson had an RBI single for the Broncos (3-8) in the loss.
Maricopa 21, North County Christian 2, 5 innings
Frank Prebor had an RBI groundout, and Joseph Triguero scored on a balk after stealing second and third for North County Christian (0-2, 0-2 Coast Valley League).
Prebor pitched four innings in relief, striking out nine and walking two.
TRACK AND FIELD
The Arroyo Grande girls 4x800 relay team of Elizabeth Heyde, Hailey Chavez, Angela Gemignani and Talley Hill placed third — the third-fastest time in the nation this year —with a time of 9 minutes, 12.11 seconds.
The 4x1,600 team of the Heyde, Chavez, Rosa Granados and Jocelyn Reynolds placed seventh with a school record time of 21:00.00.
In the ranked division 3,200, Leza Cassidy was fourth in 10:55.55.