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Prep Softball: Arroyo Grande's Compton gets back on track

Arroyo Grande High pitcher Jill Compton delivers a pitch during the Eagles’ 3-0 win over Paso Robles at home Friday. Arroyo Grande improved to 4-1 in PAC 7 play.
Arroyo Grande High pitcher Jill Compton delivers a pitch during the Eagles’ 3-0 win over Paso Robles at home Friday. Arroyo Grande improved to 4-1 in PAC 7 play. jmellom@thetribunenews.com

Arroyo Grande High pitcher Jill Compton bounced back from her worst start of the season, holding Paso Robles hitless into the seventh inning of a 3-0 PAC 7 home win Friday.\Compton (10-3), a sophomore, entered Friday’s game with a 0.87 ERA and 198 strikeouts. She struggled in her last start, a 7-0 loss to Righetti, allowing more than two earned runs for just the second time all year.

“I was very impressed with (Compton),” Paso Robles coach Val Reynolds said. “She hits her locations and mixes her pitches well. She’s very composed.”

It didn’t take the Eagles long to shake the specter off the tough loss.

Jesyca Danylo had a two-run single and Casey Craig added a double to provide Arroyo Grande (13-6, 4-1) all the run support it needed.

The Bearcats (8-12, 2-3) remained hitless until the seventh when Lauren Redberg hit a leadoff double to start the inning.

Paso Robles was unable to get any offensive support for starting pitcher Amanda Searcy, who allowed just four hits herself.

“We were able to come out and score first and score early,” Eagles coach Kristin Ciecek said. “We played within our game.”

Atascadero 1, Nipomo 0

Laura Gormon had the walk-off base hit that scored teammate Marissa McClain in the seventh inning to give Atascadero (17-2, 5-0 PAC 7) the victory over Nipomo (0-5 PAC 7).

McClain had a hit earlier to start the rally, and Summer Best advanced her with a bunt to put her in scoring position.

Jill Johnson had five strikeouts in seven innings for the Greyhounds.

Pioneer Valley 6, San Luis Obispo 2

Karina Smyth hit an RBI double for San Luis Obispo (10-9, 1-4 PAC 7).

Pioneer Valley had 11 hits and held San Luis Obispo to four hits.

Leah O’Reilly had an RBI single for the Tigers, and Keri Jacobs-Kelley and Kellie Lewelling each had a single. Morro Bay 11, Santa Maria 0, 5 innings

Candace Milbourne threw a five inning no-hitter for Morro Bay (8-13, 3-2 Los Padres League), striking out 10 and walking one.

Brenda Macias was 3 for 3 with three RBI, and Kylie Gacad added two hits, including a triple and two RBI for the Pirates.

Mission Prep 8, Capistrano Valley Chr. 6

Sadie Cassaca hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the second to spark the Royals (6-4).

Cat Hall, Ally Kersthold and Andrea Fernandez each had two hits for the Mission Prep.

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