Courtney Cuzick had her third straight game with double-figure strikeouts for the Nipomo High softball team, fanning 16 while allowing two hits against Templeton in a 1-0 home win Tuesday.
She recently struck out 17 against Santa Maria and 18 against Morro Bay. Her 128 strikeouts through the first 11 games place third in California, according to MaxPreps.com.
“She was absolutely outstanding today. She commanded the strike zone and kept batters off balance,” Nipomo coach Matt Paradis said. “She pitched an absolute gem.”
The one run for the Titans (7-4, 2-1 Los Padres League) came on a two-out, RBI single from Tessa Underwood in the third. She also collected a triple.
Paso Robles 7, San Luis Obispo 1
Megan Clark was the offensive spark for the Bearcats, going 3 for 4 with a triple and three RBI as Paso Robles (8-4, 3-0 PAC 7) beat the Tigers.
Jenna Wookey pitched a complete-game four-hitter, giving up just two walks with seven strikeouts for Paso Robles.
Wookey was also 2 for 4 with a double.
Atascadero 8, Arroyo Grande 1
Ashlee Reusche was 2 for 3 with a double and a solo home run, helping the Greyhounds (11-2, 2-1 PAC 7) roll over the Eagles (7-4, 1-2).
Marissa McClain finished 1 for 2 with a three-run double. Jessie Hufstetler was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBI. Laura Gorman also had two hits for Atascadero.
Jill Johnson pitched a complete game, giving up just three hits while striking out three.
Chloee Pezza, Moriah Vargas and Ashley Collins all recorded a hit for Arroyo Grande.
Valley Christian 13, North County Christian 3
The Crusaders (1-2, 0-1 Coast Valley League) put up the first three runs of the game, but couldn’t hold on.
Kylie Bergquist gave up 11 hits, 10 earned runs and nine walks in the loss. Alexandria Wisberg was 2 for 3 with a run scored, and Chloe Bergquist was 1 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored with a double for the Crusaders.
Coastal Christian 23, Coast Union 5
The Broncos didn’t help themselves, committing five errors.
Grace Napier had three hits, including a triple for Coastal Christian.
Carpinteria 16, Mission Prep 0
The Royals (2-3) were no-hit in the loss.
Arroyo Grande 6, Pioneer Valley 4, 10 innings
Kyle Kleinsmith ended the grueling duel with a two-run, walk-off home run for the Eagles (6-2, 3-1 PAC 7).
Colton Haynes pitched a one-hitter through the first six innings for Arroyo Grande before giving up four runs to Pioneer Valley in the top of the seventh.
Kyle Raubinger had a solo home run for the Eagles.
Righetti 7, Paso Robles 5
Matt Culp and Scott Plescia were each 2 for 3 for the Bearcats (6-2, 2-2 PAC 7), but their offense never got going against the Warriors.
Culp also had a run scored and an RBI.
The only extra-base hit of the game came from Bearcats’ Jesse Horne with a double.
San Luis Obispo 6, St. Joseph 2
Dakota Wells had a two-run single in the top of the third to blow the game open for the Tigers (3-3, 1-0).
Connor O’Hare was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and an RBI double, and Bryan Coburn was 2 for 4 with a run scored for San Luis Obispo.
Marco Murillo threw five innings, giving up six hits, two runs (none earned) and struck out two in the win.
Nipomo 2, Templeton 0
Marc Baker threw five innings, striking out four and giving up two hits to lead the Titans (5-2, 3-0) to a shutout win.
Cole Holloway pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the save. A.J. Campos was 2 for 3 with a double, and Ryan McNeil was 2 for 3 with a double and both RBI for Nipomo.
Templeton’s Evan Peterson also had a strong showing on the mound, pitching a four-hit complete game.
Michael Frigon had two hits for the Eagles (6-4, 1-1).
Morro Bay 13, Mission Prep 2
Nick Settevendemie paced the Pirates with a five-inning, five-strikeout performance as Morro Bay (2-7) cruised in five innings.
Jake Beavers was 2 for 2 with a double and six RBI, and Cole Mauter went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
Anthony Bosshardt was 2 for 3 for the Royals (3-3).
Valley Christian Academy 6, North Co. Christian 5, 10 innings
Tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 10th with the bases loaded and two out, Jed Hedlund singled to left to give Valley Christian the walkoff win.
Keelan Willison was 3 for 5 with a run scored, two RBI and a double, and Daniel Katches was 2 for 4 with an RBI for North County Christian.
TRACK AND FIELD
BOYS: Santa Ynez 80, Nipomo 56; GIRLS: Santa Ynez 70, Nipomo 66
Amber Britt won the high jump (at 5 feet, 4 inches) and the long jump (15-81⁄2) for the Titans, and finished second in the pole vault (10 feet) and 200 meters (28.64 seconds).
For the Nipomo boys, Tevin Limon set a Titans school record at 14 feet, 7 inches in the pole vault.
Jerardo Torres won the discus (124-4) and was second in the shot put (42-3), and Brett Kimball placed first in the shot put (47-4).
Arroyo Grande 3, Paso Robles 0
Danny Meritt led the Eagles (3-1) with 10 kills in their 25-23, 25-17, 25-13 win over the Bearcats (2-3).
Austin Robinson registered seven kills, and Tanner Howard collected 12 digs for Arroyo Grande.
Angel Guevara had two aces, five kills and four digs for Paso Robles. Ben Oliver had three blocks and three kills.
Nipomo 3, Mission Prep 1
The Titans got their second win since the death of coach Jay Ledford, 25-12, 23-25, 25-13, 25-15 over the Royals.
J.W. Dobbe registered 14 kills to lead the Titans, with Kirk Wilenius recording 11. Alex Martinez had 46 assists, while Brandon Buchan collected eight digs.
Tanner Nelson had 10 assists and seven digs for the Royals. Matt Souchek led in aces and kills with two and five, respectively.
San Luis Obispo 13, Righetti 5
Josh Milla won three sets for the Tigers (3-3, 3-1) in their PAC 7 win.
Milla swept 6-1, 6-4, 6-1, and teammate Coco Angulo won both sets he played, 6-3, 6-0.
In doubles, Adrian Angulo and Mason Hansen bounced back from a 7-6 opening-set loss, winning 6-1, 6-0. Zach Hutkin and Alec Stallman also won two for San Luis Obispo, taking their second and third sets 7-5, 6-0.
Arroyo Grande 11, Cate 7
Eli Whittle won his three sets 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 for Arroyo Grande (9-1).
Whittle’s first win came against Blake Mackall, a top-55 ranked singles player in California.
The doubles team of Evan Lange and Danny Williams swept 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 for the Eagles.
Sean Hollister and the doubles team of Kenji McKinstry and Jason Dong collected two wins apiece for Arroyo Grande.
St. Joseph 10, Paso Robles 8
Cooper Austin went 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, and Garrett Nelson went 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 as Paso Robles (1-4 PAC 7) lost on the road.
Atascadero 14, Paso Robles 4
Kyle Barber and Jake Reilly won 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, and Greg Griffin and Jacob Pomi won 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to lead a doubles sweep for the Greyhounds (4-2).
San Luis Obispo 403, Paso Robles 499
Adam Zakaria shot a 5-over 77 at San Luis Obispo Country Club to claim medal ist honors for the Tigers (4-1, 2-1).
Michael Zakaria was second with a 79, Kush Sikand shot an 80, and Parker Irving shot an 81 for San Luis Obispo.
Orcutt Academy 260, Coast Union 300
The top shooter for Coast Union at par-35 Morro Bay Golf Course was Thomas Jackson, carding a 53 for nine holes.
Righetti 392 (88), Arroyo Grande 392 (90)
In a Monday PAC 7 dual match at Cypress Ridge Golf Course, the Warriors edged the Eagles on a tiebreaker of whose ordinarily non-counting sixth-best individual score was better.
Righetti’s Josh Ramirez shot an 88, just getting by the 90 of Arroyo Grande’s Rik Mersai for the sixth-best score for each team.Mitch Martin led the Eagles with a 75.