Travis Wilcox allowed just one run in eight innings, and the San Luis Obispo Rattlers broke open a close summer collegiate baseball game with a five-run fifth inning to beat the San Diego Waves 8-2 at Escondido High on Friday.
Wilcox struck out seven and walked none while scattering seven hits for the Rattlers (16-6), who pushed their win streak to five games on a day they left town at 7 a.m. for the long bus ride.
“It’s tough to win on the road on a travel day,” Rattlers manager Aaron Levin said. “So, our guys did a good job and took care of their business.”
Of the five errors committed by the Waves, the costliest was a dropped ball in right field that allowed the Rattlers to extend their lead to 7-0.
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Scott Shields, who was 3 for 5 for San Luis Obispo, had a two-run double in the rally. Michael Kathan was 2 for 5 with two steals for the Rattlers. San Luis Obispo ends a two-game series with the Waves today before playing the San Diego Force on Sunday.
North County Indians score 13 runs in home win
Sean Safco scattered six hits on the mound, and the North County Indians scored runs in six of the first eight innings to beat the visiting Fairfield Indians 13-1 in a summer collegiate baseball game at Vineyard Athletic Complex.
North County (11-1) pounded out 13 hits and led 5-0 after the fourth inning. Ryan Raslowski was 2 for 4 with a triple and three runs scored, Aaron Ashton was 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Brian Mundell was 2 for 4 with two runs.
Safco gave up just one run through seven innings, while striking out five and walking two.
He induced a bases-loaded, inning-ending double play to limit Fairfield to one run in the fifth.
North County plays a 5 p.m. doubleheader against Fairfield today and wraps up the four-game series Sunday.
San Luis Obispo High seeking boys, girls water polo coaches
San Luis Obispo High is seeking boys and girls water polo coaches for the upcoming school year.
Interested candidates should call athletic director Vic Ecklund at 596-4040.