Incoming Cal Poly recruit Brian Mundell continued his hot summer with the North County Indians, who ran away with a 13-2 summer collegiate baseball victory over the California Wahoos on Friday in Templeton.
Coming into the week batting .352, Mundell, a catcher from Valencia who will be a freshman for the Mustangs next season, was 2 for 2 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored as the Indians (20-5) earned a run-rule victory in seven innings at the Vineyard Athletic Complex.
Since joining the team after the first weekend of the summer, Mundell has four home runs in 18 games, and the 6-foot-3, 210-pound MLB draft prospect has added eight doubles, driving in 19 RBI on 19 hits.
“He is mature beyond his years, and he’s been raised very well,” Indians manager Dan Marple said.
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“He’s a big strong kid, and he’s only 18 years old, has a good arm and handles himself well behind the plate.”
Mundell’s solo home run capped back-to-back shots in a four-run fifth inning. Aaron Ashston started it with a two-run shot, and the Indians led 13-2 to start the sixth.
Ryan Raslowsky, who started at second base for Cal State Northridge this past season, was 4 for 4, all singles, with three RBI for North County.
Starting pitcher Evan Peterson earned the win, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out five and walking three through five innings. Tyler Kollmann and Louie Carlos each threw one perfect inning of relief.
San Luis Obispo Blues 7, MLB Urban Youth Academy Barons 5
The Blues (25-11, 14-7 California Collegiate League) fell behind after watching a four-run lead slip away but scored three runs in the eighth inning to take the first of a three-game series at Compton Community College.
Will Maddox and Tanner Witt each doubled and drove in a run, and Tanner Donnels was 2 for 4 with a clutch double and two RBI to back Blues reliever Phillip Gerber, who picked up the victory by allowing one run on three hits over the final three innings.
San Luis Obispo scored separate two-run rallies in the first and third innings before the Barons tagged starter Kory Delange for two runs each in the fifth and sixth.
The Barons went up 5-4 with a run in the seventh, but the Blues followed three-straight eighth-inning singles, and Donnels’ two-out, two-run double re-took lead.
San Luis Obispo Rattlers 9, Atwater Aviators 2
The Rattlers (26-14) had three players with three hits apiece and led 8-0 by the middle of the fifth inning.
Charlie Sharrer was 3 for 5 with a double, a home run and three RBI, Kyle Crist was 3 for 5 with two runs and Trevor Nathanson was 3 for 4.
Starter Levi Shordon earned with win after allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits while striking out two in five innings.
The victory avenged a 7-1 loss to the Aviators that ended late Thursday.