Second baseman Jeff Moberg was 3 for 4 with five RBI, including a game-breaking three-run home run, as the San Luis Obispo Blues defeated the Santa Paula Halos 9-6 in a summer collegiate baseball game Tuesday at SLO Stadium.
Moberg fell a triple short of the cycle, scoring twice and stealing a pair of bases. His long ball in the sixth put the Blues ahead 8-3.
The Halos came back with three runs in the top of the ninth, but Andrew Vinson came on with one out and earned the save with a strikeout and a ground out.
Collin Ferguson drove in a pair, and Sheldon Neuse, Erik Lewis and Taylor Anderson each had two hits. Alec Hanson picked up the win for the Blues (39-12, 28-11 California Collegiate League), pitching two perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts.
Indians come back to down Braves
Corbin Meikle hit a go-ahead home run to cap a four-run fifth inning, Austin Dondaville pitched four scoreless innings of relief, and the North County Indians came back from a two-run deficit to defeat the Bakersfield Braves, 8-4, in Templeton.
The Braves took a 4-2 lead in the top of the fourth before the Indians (32-8-1) scored six runs over the next three frames.
Nick Rosen got the win, throwing the first five innings with four hits, two walks, four runs — two earned — and a strikeout. Dondaville, a Cal Poly recruit, came on in the sixth and got the save, allowing just one hit and striking out three in four innings.
Davey Casciola doubled, scored twice and drove in a run. Steve Pico had two RBI, and Meikle drew a pair of walks in addition to his tiebreaking solo homer.