Cuesta College right-hander Brandan Jenkins, a preseason All-American, tossed a three-hit shutout in the Cougars’ 11-0 win over defending California Community College Athletic Association state champion Orange Coast on Thursday.
Jenkins (2-0), who has a 16-inning scoreless streak, allowed two walks and struck out nine.
The Cougars (2-1) scored a run in the bottom of the first, which was more than enough for Jenkins.
San Luis Obispo High grad Garrett Giovanelli was 4 for 5 with three RBI and a run. John Nejedly was 3 for 5 with two runs and an RBI, Cayce Rocco was 1 for 3 with two RBI and a run and Jacob George was 1 for 3 with two runs and an RBI.
Casey Costello allowed four runs and 1 1/3 innings for Orange Coast (0-1).
The series continues Friday.