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San Luis Obispo Blues baseball team scores twice in bottom of 9th to beat MLB Barons

San Luis Obispo first baseman Wade Hinkle tries to get the ball to pitcher Travis Huber (48) covering the base but the MLB Academy Barons’ Trevor Penny, not shown, was safe on the play.
San Luis Obispo first baseman Wade Hinkle tries to get the ball to pitcher Travis Huber (48) covering the base but the MLB Academy Barons’ Trevor Penny, not shown, was safe on the play. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The San Luis Obispo Blues walked off with a 4-3 win over the MLB Academy Barons in a California Collegiate League game after pinch runner Dylan Gavin scored off an errant throw Tuesday at SLO Stadium.

The run capped a two-run, two-out, ninth inning rally for the Blues (10-4, 7-4 CCL). Second baseman Austin Flores hit a RBI-single through the right side for the first run, while Gavin scored the second.

The rally erased the 3-2 advantage Andrew Allen’s three-run home run gave the Barons in the sixth inning.

The Blues scored first with two runs in the third off RBI by left fielder Sal Belfonte and right fielder Max Homick. Both went 2 for 4 with a RBI.

Flores and Thomas Bernal also went 2 for 4 in the victory and were the only other Blues to have multi-hit games in a nine-hit attack.

The Blues chased J.R. Bromberg after six innings. He gave up six hits and two earned runs, while striking out five and walking one for the Barons (4-12, 4-12 CCL). Mike Kerman pitched two-thirds of an inning and gave up two earned runs for the loss.

For the Blues, starter Travis Huber pitched five innings, gave up three hits and no earned runs. He also allowed no walks and struck out eight.Relief pitcher Sidhu Harmen pitched three innings and struck out seven for the win.

The Blues will look to complete a three-game sweep of the Barons tonight at 7:30 p.m. San Luis Obispo won Monday’s opener 7-2.

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