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Blues down Barons to get back in win column

The San Luis Obispo Blues summer collegiate baseball team broke a two-game slide with a 7-2 win over the MLB Academy Barons on Monday at SLO Stadium.

The Barons made five errors — three coming in a four-run fourth inning for the Blues that wiped out a 1-0 deficit and gave them the lead for good.

Zac Elgie added a two-run homer in the sixth inning for the Blues (9-4, 6-4 California Collegiate League).

“We put a couple of innings together. We did a good job of breaking it open and capitalizing on their mistakes,” Blues coach Chal Fanning said.

Carlos Rodriguez, a 20th-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves, allowed two runs and struck out four in four innings.

“Our pitching staff really set the tempo,” Fanning said. “It was nice to see someone like Carlos. Overall, I’m very impressed. I see why the Atlanta Braves picked him. I’m excited to have him this summer.”

Sean Yost (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.

Elgie finished 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBI. Wade Hinkle and Jo Jo Sharrar had two hits apiece for San Luis Obispo.

The Blues continue their series with the Barons at 6 p.m. today at SLO Stadium.

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