The San Luis Obispo Blues nearly blew a six-run lead but Patrick Quintanilla came through with the game-winning RBI single to bring home Austin Grisham for his third run of the night and lift the Blues to an 11-10 win over the Conejo Oaks on Monday at SLO Stadium in a summer collegiate baseball game.
The Blues (23-11, 12-7 California Collegiate League) led 10-4 before the Oaks exploded for six runs on six hits in the ninth inning off of three San Luis Obispo pitchers.
Grisham led off the ninth inning with a bunt single and went to second on a sacrifice. Quintanilla’s game-winning RBI was his only hit of the game.
Grisham went 2 for 3 with two RBI, Tanner Donnels was 2 for 4 with two RBI and Nick Flair had a two-run home run in the second inning to help the Blues get back into the game after falling behind 3-0.
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San Luis Obispo responded with three runs in the third, four runs in the sixth and another run in the seventh for the 10-4 advantage.
Daniel Mengden got the win in relief for the Blues. Starter Gandy Stubblefield pitched five innings with four strikeouts and gave up one walk.
SLO RATTLERS 12, FRESNO CARDINALS 10
Scott Shields went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI to help the San Luis Obispo Rattlers (25-12) to their sixth win in a row.
Michael Kathan was 2 for 6 with an RBI, Marc Flores was 2 for 5 with an RBI and Charlie Sharrer finished also finished with two hits.