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Area Roundup: San Luis Obispo Blues win behind strong pitching performance

The San Luis Obispo Blues scored twice in the second inning, twice in the fifth and made it hold up Saturday night for a 4-3 summer collegiate baseball win over the Orange County Pioneers.

Zac Elgie had a two-run double for the Blues (5-1, 2-1 California Collegiate League) in the second inning and finished 2 for 3. He was the only San Luis Obispo player with more than one hit.

Travis Huber pitched five innings for the Blues to get the win. He allowed four hits, two runs, walked three and struck out six. Michael Holback pitched the next three innings, and Tom Barry struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth for the save.

Trafton wins discus in New York

Stephanie Brown Trafton won the women’s discus Saturday at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet.

The 2008 Olympic gold medalist and Arroyo Grande High and Cal Poly graduate, had a best of 206 feet, 6 inches, exactly 10 feet farther than the second-place finisher, Gia Lewis-Smallwood.

In the men’s 100, run into a stiff headwind of 3.4 meters per second, Steve Mullings won in 10.26 seconds. Tyson Gay, who was slow out of the blocks, nearly ran him down and also posted a time of 10.26 on a chilly, rainy afternoon at Randall’s Island, east of upper Manhattan.

Three-time world champion Allyson Felix won the 200 in 22.92 seconds to lead an American sweep of the top four spots.

Reigning Olympic and world 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica struggled to last place in 23.52 while trying out the longer race she once hated. Bianca Knight was second and Shalonda Solomon third.

American Jeremy Wariner, the 2004 Olympic champ, figured the 45.13 he ran to win the 400 was the equivalent of a mid-44-second time if not for the cold and rain. So he’ll take it as an encouraging result heading into nationals.

“Under better conditions, it would have been a season’s best,” Wariner said.

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