Arroyo Grande High softball pitcher Jill Compton has been nearly flawless all season long.
On Thursday, however, she was perfect.
Compton retired all 21 batters she faced, including 16 by strikeout, to record her first career perfect game in a 4-0 win over Kerman in the opener of the Arroyo Grande High Softball by the Beach Invitational.
Compton’s assault on the Arroyo Grande record book has been a constant all year long.
Just a sophomore, she’s already set a school record with 26 strikeouts in a 12-inning victory over San Luis Obispo and threw a no-hitter earlier this season.
The big hit in the game was a Casey Craig two-run double that put the game out of reach.
The Eagles (11-4) dropped their second game of the tournament 4-0 to La Mirada. They will play Diamond Bar at 9 this morning and have another game to be determined in the afternoon to conclude the tournament.
Nipomo 2, San Joaquin Memorial 0; Royal 11, Nipomo 0
Tessa Underwood pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout, and Liz Renner led off the game with a triple before scoring Nipomo’s first run in the tournament-opening win over San Joaquin Memorial.
Underwood had a double and a run scored in the win.
Nipomo (3-8) was shut out in the second game against defending tournament champion Royal of Simi Valley.
Buchanan 8, San Luis Obispo 0; Moorpark 7, San Luis Obispo 0
The Tigers were held to just three hits in each game at the Arroyo Grande tournament.
Leah O’Reilly, Andrea Reynolds and Taylor Kalman had the three hits against Buchanon, while Kalyn Josephson had two hits, including a double, in the loss to Moorpark.
“We look at this tournament as a good learning experience and a challenge for San Luis Obispo to see some of the better teams from the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California,” Tigers coach Mike Lee said.
Arroyo Grande 15, Rowland 6
Colton Haynes was 3 for 3 with three doubles, and Austin Lessel allowed two earned runs in five innings as Arroyo Grande reached the championship game of the Don Lugo Tournament.
The Eagles will play either Diamond Ranch or Nogales in today’s championship game.
Eric Simon had two hits and four RBI, and Mitchell Hollingsworth added two hits, including a double, and two RBI.
San Ramon 6, San Luis Obispo 5; San Luis Obispo 2, Alemany 1
Simon Phillips, Dylan Candaele and Connor Mulvaney had two hits apiece in the Tigers’ loss to San Ramon.
Phillips, David Murillo and Scott Shields had two hits each in the win over Alemany, and Marco Murillo pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and striking out two.
“Marco got a lot of ground ball outs and the defense played well behind him,” Tigers assistant coach Aaron Levin said.