High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Evans’ 3 hits, 3 steals lead Atascadero to baseball win over Arroyo Grande

Atascadero High evened its PAC 7 baseball series with Arroyo Grande on Wednesday, topping the Eagles 9-5 at home.

Bryce Evans was 3 for 3 with two RBI, a run scored and three stolen bases for the Greyhounds, who moved into a second-place tie in the league standings with San Luis Obispo.

Michael Baez and Weston Walker added 2-for-3 performances for Atascadero (6-4, 3-2), with Baez driving in three runs and scoring once, and Walker scoring twice.

Teammate Logan Sprouse was 2 for 4 with one RBI in the win.

Meanwhile, Scott Kaul earned a complete-game win, giving up eight hits, striking out four batters and walking four.

Arroyo Grande (10-3) dropped to 6-2 in league play but remained tied for first place with one game to go to the midway point.

Mission Prep 20, Coast Union 6, 5 innings

Joey Hall and Anthony Bosshardt each went 3 for 5 in the Royals’ win, with Hall collecting five RBI and Bosshardt two.

Trevor Fernandez was 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI for Mission Prep (5-4).


Arroyo Grande 10, San Marcos 8

Thanks to a dominant showing in singles, the Eagles avenged a 12-6 nonleague loss to the Royals earlier in the season, which remains their only defeat so far.

“For us to pull this out after losing to them the first time around,” Arroyo Grande coach Lori Hollister said, “it elevated our attitude and confidence going into next week.”

Arroyo Grande’s Eli Whittle and Sean Hollister both picked up crucial wins over San Marcos’ No. 1, Petar Jivkov. Whittle won his sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-0, and Hollister won his sets 7-6 (7-3), 6-0, 6-0. Jordan Hayashi went 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.

To clinch the match, Jason Dong and Kenji McKinstry won a tiebreaker 7-5 in doubles for Arroyo Grande (12-1).

Templeton 18, Morro Bay 0

The Eagles dropped just three games in singles Tuesday while staying in second place in the Los Padres League.

Eric Fragione and Aidan Briggs had their finest showing of the season in doubles, winning 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 for Templeton (9-2, 7-1 LPL).