High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande is no-hit in baseball playoff loss

Harvard-Westlake High’s Lucas Giolito no-hit Arroyo Grande on Tuesday afternoon in a 1-0 win to end the Eagles’ season in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs in North Hollywood.

Giolito, a 6-foot-6 junior right-hander who has committed to UCLA, had 12 strikeouts.

“He was throwing 93, 94 (mph) and had a great curve ball,” Arroyo Grande coach Brad Lachemann said.

“His stuff wasn’t surprising considering he has a full-ride scholarship to UCLA.”

The Wolverines, ranked 27th in the state by MaxPreps.com, scored the only run of the game in the first inning off an error, a stolen base and a hit.

“We got the bases loaded in the fifth inning via two walks and a passed-ball strikeout, but made nothing of it,” Lachemann said. “We really never threatened.”

Jesse Yancosek held his own on the mound, though. He gave up two hits and struck out 11 in his complete-game effort for Arroyo Grande. The Eagles, the PAC 7 champion, finished the season 21-8.

Animo Leadership 18, North Co. Christian 4

The Crusaders’ playoff run came to an end, as the Inglewood school won in the second round of the Division 7 playoffs after losing to North County Christian last year.

It was evident from the get-go, as the Aztec Eagles scored three runs in each of the first three innings while no-hitting North County Christian through 3 2⁄3 innings.

Taylor Brard went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Crusaders (12-5). Haustin Morrison, who finished 2 for 3, broke up the no-hitter in the fourth.

Keelan Willison recorded two hits with two RBI for North County Christian.


Warren 4, Arroyo Grande 1

Heading into the sixth inning, Arroyo Grande was deadlocked with the Downey school 1-1 before a couple of miscues led to three runs and an eventual loss in the second round of the Division 3 playoffs.

“We went into the sixth inning 1-1, and a couple of tough plays — a dropped ball in left field and at third base and a ball that fell just behind the shortstop — decided it because they were able to take advantage,” Arroyo Grande coach Kristin Ciecek said.

Jill Compton held the Bears (25-3), MaxPreps’ 35th-ranked team in the state, to one earned run, a homer in the first inning, while fanning eight and surrendering three hits.

No Warren players had struck out in their previous three games.

“All-in-all it was a great season,” Ciecek said.

The Eagles (17-10) won the PAC 7 title this year.

“We played tough and we just let up a little in one inning to a team that made the Division 3 championship last season,” Ciecek said.

Rolling Hills Prep 20, Coastal Christian 0

The Conquerors fell in their second-round matchup of the Division 7 playoffs.

Coastal Christian finished the season 12-4 overall.


More players from Atascadero and Templeton were named to the FCA All-Star Classic rosters.

Atascadero had linebacker Eli Jackson, tight end Weston Walker and running back Tanner Thompson chosen.

Templeton saw running back Kory Dearie and defensive end Nathen Scoville picked.

The inaugural game, to be held June 4 at Pioneer Valley High, will pit graduating seniors from PAC 7 and Los Padres League teams in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties against each other.

All the proceeds from the game will go directly to benefit participating schools.