High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Four PAC 7 baseball teams ousted in wild-card round

The Arroyo Grande High baseball team lost 6-3 at home to Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood in a 13-inning CIF-Southern Southern Section Division 2 wild-card playoff game Tuesday.

Harvard-Westlake’s Arden Pabst blasted a two-run, go-ahead home run in the top of the 13th.

Sam Epstein picked up the win on the mound, pitching 62⁄3 shutout relief innings for the Wolverines (16-13-1), an at-large team from the Mission League.

The loss brought to an end the turnaround season enjoyed by the Eagles (20-8), who finished second in the PAC 7 after improving their overall win total by eight games from 2009.

Kyle Raubinger and Gabe Hernandez each had doubles for Arroyo Grande. Eagles starter Jesse Yancosek tossed a solid game, being relieved by Raubinger in the 10th inning with the score tied 3-3.

The only PAC 7 team still alive in the divisional postseason is league champion Paso Robles (17-11), which will host Chaminade of West Hills (24-6) in the first round at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Barnhart Field. Chaminade, which finished third in the Mission League, advanced out of wild-card play by edging Diamond Bar 3-2 at home.

Bellflower 4, San Luis Obispo 3

The Tigers led 3-1 with one out in the ninth and no one on base before surrendering four consecutive hits to lose 4-3 in the Division 2 wild-card round.

Scott Shields was 2 for 3 with a run scored, and Dylan Candaele finished with a hit and two runs scored for the Tigers (13-14-1).Conor Mulvaney and Connor O’Hare added a hit and an RBI apiece for San Luis Obispo.

San Marcos 6, Nipomo 0

Marc Baker pitched a complete game for Nipomo, allowing four runs in the fifth inning to provide the final scoring margin.

“They didn’t hit Marc very hard until the fifth,” Titans coach John Stevens said.

“He gave up a couple infield hits, but someone hit a home run, and that was it.”Nipomo (13-14) had six hits.

Valencia 13, Atascadero 4

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St. Paul 7, Morro Bay 2

Kylie Gacad had three hits as the Pirates (12-17) fell to St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs (19-10) in the wild-card round of the Division 4 playoffs.

Ciara Ramos knocked in both Morro Bay runs with a double.

Coastal Christian 7, Liberty Christian 4

Joann Lindstaedt was 4 for 4 in the wild-card contest for Coastal Christian (10-5), which advanced to the first round of the Division 7 playoffs, where it will meet third-seeded Rosamond (15-10) at 3:15 Thursday afternoon.

Grace Napier added two hits for the Conquerors, including a double and a game-high four RBI. Bonnie Ayers picked up a complete-game victory in the circle, and added two hits with a double.


Mia Schachter of Arroyo Grande finished second in the girls 100 butterfly at the Southern Section Individual Masters Championships in Long Beach.

Schachter’s time of 55.67 seconds put her just behind Kylie Garcia of Rowland, who won the event at 55.0. She also finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.10 and swam a leg on the Eagles’ 400 free relay, which finished ninth in 3:41.95.

San Luis Obispo’s Ethan Merritt finished 10th in boys diving with a score of 243.55 points, while Arroyo Grande’s Daniel Kelley was 11th at 235.7.

Patrick Neil of Atascadero was 11th in the boys 100 backstroke in 53.12 seconds.