The Arroyo Grande High softball team won 13-0 in five innings at St. Joseph on Friday, scoring seven runs in the top of the fifth to put the game out of reach.
Julie Lewis pitched a complete game for the Eagles (13-3, 10-2 PAC 8) with five strikeouts and two hits. Pinch-hitter Sabra Bergner hit a three-run triple to lead the offense in the win.
Arroyo Grande finished the season as PAC 8 co-champions with Righetti and is awarded the league’s top seed for the upcoming CIF-Southern Section playoffs because of a 12-10 advantage in runs over its two head-to-head games.
Righetti 1, Paso Robles 0
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Maddie Romero gave up one run on three hits in the first inning but could not get any help from the Bearcats offense as Jenna Rogers had their only hit.
Romero allowed five hits, with three strikeouts and one walk for Paso Robles (12-9, 7-5 PAC 8).
Santa Maria 11, Nipomo 4
The Titans couldn’t hang on to a 4-1 lead as they didn’t score after the third inning.
Saundra Renner had an RBI single in the first inning. In the second inning, Kiesa Romero had an RBI groundout and Hope Goodall had an RBI single.
Santa Maria responded with a run in the first inning and two in the third before taking the lead with two more in the fifth.
Renner ended up 2 for 4 for Nipomo (10-15, 6-8 Los Padres League).
West Ranch 14, San Luis Obispo 4
The doubles team of Chase Braun and Pablo Caminada won 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 as the Tigers (21-4) lost in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs at home.
Alex Dill and Adie Alwen added a set win in doubles, and Noah Cleere added a set in singles.
“We just couldn’t pull out the tight sets,” said coach Ken Peet, as San Luis Obispo lost four sets 7-5 and one 7-6.
San Clemente 15, Arroyo Grande 3
The doubles team of Andrew Arcangel and Joe Watson won 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 as the Eagles (16-9) lost in the second round of the Division 2 playoffs.
Joseph Goryance and Tyler Tencati added a 6-3 win in doubles as Arroyo Grande looks to return its entire team next season.
Nipomo 8, Santa Maria 5
Peyton Witcher, Matt Albright and Colton Blume all went 2 for 4 as the Titans scored four runs in the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie.
Blume had three RBI on a groundout in the first, a single in the third, and a triple in the seventh, while Albright had an RBI single in the fifth and Witcher had three runs.
Jose Ojeda’s RBI single plated Albright for the go-ahead run for Nipomo (5-17, 2-12 LPL).
Coast Union 15, North County Christian 0, seven innings
The Broncos (12-9, 10-0 Coast Valley League) remained perfect in league play in the win over the Crusaders.
CIF-Southern Section Division 2 preliminaries
Paso Robles’ Joshua Dewhurst qualified second in the boys 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 41.78 seconds, and the Bearcats qualified 17th in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:30.78 and 17th in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:17.77.
Arroyo Grande’s 200 freestyle relay qualified third (1:27.26), the 400 freestyle relay team qualified fifth (3:12.04), and its 200 medley relay team qualified seventh (1:37.35). Christian Solis qualified 13th in the 50 freestyle (21.86) and 10th in the 100 freestyle (47.65) for the Eagles.
Jack Alexander also qualified 12th in the 100 freestyle (47.82) for the Eagles and 18th in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.67).
Arroyo Grande’s Trent Schachter qualified 13th in the 100 backstroke (53.10).
On the girls side, San Luis Obispo’s Gabrielle Penvenne qualified seventh in the 100 butterfly (57.46) and 11th in the 200 individual medley (2:08.97).
The Tigers’ 400 freestyle relay team qualified 15th (3:43.54), three spots ahead of Arroyo Grande’s team of Sarah Parson, Hannah Parson, Paige Leonard and Abigail Schachter (3:46.57).
Leonard, both Parsons, and Mikayla Pock teamed to qualify 16th in the 200 medley relay (1:53.62).