The San Luis Obispo Blues summer collegiate baseball team scored twice in the fifth inning to rally for a 3-1 win over Team Vegas on Sunday.
The Blues (30-12, 21-11 California Collegiate League) closed to within a half-game of the first-place Santa Barbara Foresters, who split a doubleheader with Menlo Park.
Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, the Blues got a one-out RBI single from Chad Christensen to tie the score. After a single and a steal by Austin Flores, Christensen scored when former Paso Robles High standout Thomas Bernal reached on Team Vegas center fielder Jordan Hanley’s error.
San Luis Obispo added a run in the sixth when Dylan Gavin doubled, then scored on an errant throw while stealing third base.
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Christensen and Flores each had two hits for the Blues.
Travis Huber (4-0) allowed a run in six innings, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out nine.Paul Sewald (2-3) took the loss for Team Vegas (14-12 CCL), allowing three runs — two earned — in 51⁄3 innings.