Darkness halts San Luis Obispo Blues’ game against Conejo Oaks

The San Luis Obispo Blues wasted an early 5-2 lead against the Conejo Oaks on Friday as the Oaks used a late-effort to tie the Blues 7-7 in a summer collegiate baseball game at Ullman Stadium.

The game, postponed because of darkness as Ullman Stadium doesn’t have lights, is set to be completed Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Blues held the early advantage. Dylan Gavin gave the Blues a 1-0 lead in the top of first, after he singled to third base.

Conejo answered with two runs in the bottom of the first, before an RBI single from Gavin, a two-run double from Zac Elgie and an unearned run in the third put the Blues ahead 5-2.

But Conejo came back with a run in the fifth, one in the seventh and three in the eighth to go ahead 7-5.

In the ninth, Alex Detz, who plays for Cuesta College, reached on an error by the Oaks’ Spencer Trygg, bringing home Adam Frazier and Sal Belfonte to tie the score.

Blues starter Jason Freeman went three innings, giving up no runs and two hits. In relief, Michael Holback, Lars Liguori and Kyle Martin combined for six innings, and gave up five runs off five hits.

Four San Luis Obispo players went 2 for 4 in the game — Belfonte, Frazier, Detz and Gavin, who also had two RBI.