The San Luis Obispo Blues scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to defeat the Walnut Creek Crawdads 9-5 in a summer collegiate baseball game.
The game was a sea-saw affair. Walnut Creek led 4-3 in the sixth inning, only to see the Blues tie at 4. The Crawdads took a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth before the Blues responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning to win and improve their record to 9-2.
Connor O’Hare and Jacob Hoyle combined to score three times for the Blues, and Hoyle had a pair of triples.
San Luis Obispo also took advantage of eight hit batters.
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North County picks up its first victory
The North County Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and cruised to an 8-2 summer collegiate baseball win over the Santa Maria Reds at Paso Robles High.
Jamie Good struck out four Reds and allowed five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings in earning the win.
Ben Polshuk had a triple and a double for the Indians (1-4), and David Casciola also had two hits and four RBI to lead the 10-hit attack.
Mac Stuart and Corbin Meikle both had doubles for North County.