High School Sports

Atascadero opens baseball tourney with pair of wins

Atascadero High opened its own annual Easter Baseball Tournament with a first-day sweep Monday.

The Greyhounds edged Nipomo 2-1 before defeating Malibu 11-5.

In the opener, Atascadero’s Michael Baez pitched a complete game, scattering four hits and giving up no earned runs.

Mitchell Angeloni was 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI for the Greyhounds (9-7), and Spencer Ruggles was 1 for 3 with a double.

For the Titans (8-5), Marc Baker threw a complete game, as well, giving up six hits, striking out six batters and walking four. Ryan McNeil led Nipomo’s offense, going 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

In the Greyhounds’ second game, Bryce Evans earned the win in five innings, giving up six hits and collecting three strikeouts.

Angeloni again led the offensive attack, going 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBI, and Ruggles was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI, as well.

Atascadero will host Sierra at 4 p.m. today at Atascadero High.

Also at the Atascadero Easter Tournament:

Nipomo 17, Sierra 0, 5 innings

In Nipomo’s second game, starting pitcher Cole Holloway gave up two hits and two walks, striking out seven batters in a complete-game shutout. Holloway was also 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBI.

Marc Baker was 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, and four runs scored, Greg Larson was 3 for 4 with two doubles and six RBI, and Hayden Gardner was 2 for 3 with three runs scored for the Titans.

Nipomo plays Malibu at 1 p.m. today at Atascadero High.

Templeton 9, Morro Bay 3; Templeton 10, El Dorado 4

In a win over the Los Padres League rival Pirates, Tyler Kollmann was 4 for 4 with two RBI for the Eagles (11-6).

He also earned the win on the mound, giving up just one hit in four innings.

James Ralston added a 3-for-4 performance with a double for Templeton, Andy Garretson was 2 for 3 with a double, and Alex Kotheimer had a triple, two RBI and two runs scored.

The tournament game against Morro Bay does not count toward the LPL standings.

In the second win, Garretson was 3 for 3 with a double and three runs scored, and Ralston went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI.

Evan Peterson got the win, yielding one run in five innings.

The Eagles will play Lynbrook of San Jose at 5 p.m. today at Alvord Field.

Morro Bay will play Lynbrook at 11 a.m. today at Alvord Field before taking on El Dorado at the same field at 2 p.m.

BOYS GOLFLompoc Invitational

Atascadero’s Randy Armas shot a 3-over 75 at La Purisima Golf Course to medal at the 50th annual event.

The Greyhounds finished in third place with a score of 246, 11 behind the leader.

Both Righetti and Coronado finished with 235, with the Warriors winning in a one-hole playoff.

Arroyo Grande finished in fourth with a score of 247, and Nipomo finished fifth with 271.

Fredrik Stenson shot a team-low 77 for the Eagles, and Steve Canales shot a team-leading 80 for the Titans.

BOYS TENNISSan Pasqual 10, San Luis Obispo 8

The Tigers’ No. 1 doubles team of Adrian Angulo and Mason Hansen swept 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, but San Luis Obispo (9-5) fell at home.

The Tigers played without three regulars in the lineup because of spring break.

SOFTBALLRighetti Best of the West TournamentNotre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 18, Paso Robles 4; Paso Robles 6, Morro Bay 0

No additional information on either game was provided.

The Bearcats (13-7) will play Buena at 2 p.m. today at Lakeview Junior High in Orcutt.

Pioneer Valley 9, Morro Bay 1

The Pirates (8-11) had eight hits, but three Panthers home runs made the difference in the loss.

Jasmine Singh accounted for Morro Bay’s lone RBI.

The Pirates will play Cabrillo at 10 a.m. today at Lakeview Junior High.

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