College Sports

SLO Blues rout Santa Maria Packers

The San Luis Obispo Blues clubbed a season-high 24 hits Tuesday night in an 18-5 road win over the Santa Maria Packers in a nonleague summer collegiate baseball contest.

Tanner Gardner went 6 for 6 to lead the Blues' offensive attack. Garrett Giovannelli and Brett Barbier each had four RBI for San Luis Obispo (9-4), Gardner drove in two runs and Harley Faye had three-run home run in the third inning. Seven Blues players drove in a run.

Ten Blues players recorded a hit, six players had two or more hits and seven players scored, led by Gardner with five runs, and Faye and Ryan Long with four apiece. Faye also finished a triple away from the cycle.

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