College Sports

Area Baseball: Zehner, SLO Blues cruise past MLB Academy Barons

Cal Poly outfielder Zack Zehner hit an RBI double in the fifth inning and an RBI single in the seventh to help the San Luis Obispo Blues summer collegiate baseball team to a 6-1 home win over the MLB Academy Barons on Saturday night.

Sheldon Neuse added a two-run triple in the eighth inning for the Blues, who improved to 33-10 overall and 22-9 in the California Collegiate League.

San Luis Obispo starter Dominic Taccolini struck out nine in seven innings.

North County pounds Reds, 21-3

Bryan Kirkpatrick went 4 for 6 with two runs and five RBI, Christian Priore and Myles Franklin drove in three runs apiece, and the North County Indians rolled to a 21-3 summer collegiate baseball win over the visiting Paso Robles Reds in Templeton.

Priore went 2 for 4 with two runs and a triple, and Franklin was 2 for 4 with two runs and a double. Davey Casciola and Johnny Balliet (3 for 4, four runs) added two RBI each for the Indians (26-8), and Mac Stuart (two runs) and Nate Javine chipped in two hits each.

North County starter Jamie Good was the winning pitcher. He tossed five innings, allowing three runs (none earned) on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

John Korgsgaden went 2 for 4 for the Reds, and Jason Short knocked in a pair of runs.

Cal Poly’s Mathias shines for Team USA

Cal Poly infielder Mark Mathias singled and had a sacrifice bunt to help the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team to a 4-1 victory over Chinese Taipei on Saturday in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Team USA (17-3-2) advanced to meet Japan at 5 a.m. today in the Honkbal Week championship game.