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SLO Blues split doubleheader with Glendale

With the summer winding down and little time left to catch the first-place Santa Barbara Foresters, the San Luis Obispo Blues split a California Collegiate League doubleheader with the Glendale Angelenos on Wednesday, dropping the first game 2-1 before winning the second 8-1.

Paul Twining was the hard-luck loser in the first game, allowing two runs on two hits through five innings of a seven-inning game. The Blues (32-13, 23-12 CCL) had four hits against Sean Wardour, who started for Glendale (21-25, 9-24 CCL), but could not string them together.

In the second game, which went nine complete innings, the Blues exploded for 15 hits, including five doubles and a triple. Dylan Gavin was 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI, Sal Belfonte batted 2 for 4 with an RBI triple and Adam Frazier, Tanner Witt, Max Homick and Brannon Champagne had two hits apiece. Harmen Sidhu allowed only one unearned run in six innings to earn the victory.

Walsall, England

Former Cal Poly men’s soccer midfielder Anton Peterlin signed a one-year contract with the Walsall Football Club earlier this week, restarting his pro career after he had already become the first Big West Conference product to play in an English Football League match.

“I see myself fitting in well at Walsall and playing a good role in the middle of park, being creative going forward and a presence going back,” Peterlin told reporters.

Walsall competes in League One, the third tier of English soccer.

“Anton has got fitter as time has gone on and I think he can be good for us,” Walsall manager Dean Smith told the Express & Star newspaper. “He finds little pockets in play where he can use the ball — and he uses the ball well. He will be a very useful addition.”

Peterlin was an all-Big West first-team selection as a senior in 2008, when he helped lead the Mustangs to a first-round win over UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.

He made 12 first-team appearances for Plymouth Argyle Football Club in League One a year ago before being released. Peterlin first arrived overseas in July 2009 when he signed with Everton of the Premier League. He played in eight matches for their reserve team and started four of his final five appearances before being let go at the end of that season.

Morro Bay

Morro Bay High is seeking to hire a head varsity baseball coach for next school year, as well as another assistant football coach.Interested applicants should contact Pirates athletic director John Andree at 771-1845.

Nipomo

Blacklake Golf Resort will host the 19th annual Altrusa Golf Tournament on Oct. 1, including a banquet, a raffle and a live auction.

Altrusa of Cinco Ciudades (Five Cities area) was chartered in 1978, focusing on literacy, special needs, fellowhip and leadership development. Tax-deductible donations to the organization go to support the Oceano Library and South County Summer Reading Program, as well as local community college and Lopez High scholarships and the Five Cities Homeless Coalition Reading Center.

The deadline to register is Sept. 15. However, early registration savings can be had by Saturday’s early-savings dadline. For more information, call 937-5635.

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