The San Luis Obispo Blues blew a 9-1 lead after two innings Saturday in falling 12-9 to the Menlo Park Legends in a summer collegiate baseball game in the Rawlings California Cup at SLO Stadium.
The Legends chipped away at the lead, scoring two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull within 9-7.
Menlo Park then took the lead with four runs in the top of the seventh inning and added a single run in the ninth.
The Legends battered four San Luis Obispo (22-11) pitchers for 16 hits, including six doubles and a triple.
Jeff Keller was 4 for 6 for the Legends, who left 11 runners on base. Andrew Castaneda had three hits for Menlo Park, and Tiger Pederson, Pierson Jeremiah and J.T. Greenhood all added two hits.
Matt Shortall was 3 for 4 for the Blues with a double, a home run and two RBI and two runs scored. Will Maddox and Nick Flair also had doubles for San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo Rattlers 6, Marysville Gold Sox 3
Charlie Sharrer got the San Luis Obispo offense started in the fifth inning with a three-run home run to power the Rattlers (23-12) to the road victory.
The Gold Sox took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but San Luis Obispo came back with five runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead.
That was more than enough for Travis Wilcox, who pitched 82⁄3 innings for the Rattlers, allowing the one run, seven hits and one walk while striking out 10.
Sharrer paced the 11-hit San Luis Obispo attack by going 3 for 5 with four RBI, a homer and a double, Michael Kathan was 2 for 5 and Marc Flores scored two runs.
North County Indians 5, Salinas Tomahawks 1
North County gave up a run in the top of the first inning and that was it as the Indians rolled to the home win.
Brian Mundell had a home run and scored twice for North County (18-5), Aaron Ashston was 2 for 4 with a double, Mike Livingston smacked a triple and Ryan Raslowsky stole home in the seventh inning.
Casey Bloomquest worked the first four innings for the win, and Evan Peterson and Scott Kaul combined to allow one hit over the final five innings in relief.