The Los Angeles Brewers scored three runs in the top of the second inning to take a three-run lead and held on to hand the San Luis Obispo Blues a season-ending, 7-2 summer collegiate baseball loss in the California Collegiate League Tournament on Saturday at SLO Stadium.
The Blues, who finished the season 41-14 overall, fell into must-win mode in the double-elimination tournament with a 3-1 loss to the Neptune Beach Pearl earlier Saturday.
San Luis Obispo committed five errors in the afternoon game.
In the nightcap, the top-seeded Brewers tacked on two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to build a 7-2 lead.
The Blues scored their runs on an RBI single from Mitch Williams in the second inning and a sacrifice fly from Jacob Hoyle in the third.
In the afternoon loss, the Blues’ only run came in the second inning, when Taylor Anderson doubled home Hoyle.
San Luis Obispo went 1-2 in the tournament, with the lone victory coming Friday — an 8-1 rout of the Walnut Creek Crawdads.
The Neptune Beach Pearl will try to close out the tournament title with a noon game today at SLO Stadium. If the Brewers win, a winner-take-all finale would be played at 4 p.m. today.
The tournament does not include the CCL power Santa Barbara Foresters, who instead opted to accept a bid to the National Baseball Congress World Series.