High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Paso Robles earns split in softball tourney

The Paso Robles High softball team split its matchups in the Softball by the Beach tournament in Arroyo Grande on Friday. The Bearcats (10-7) lost to Buena 1-0, but turned around to defeat San Luis Obispo 2-0.

Against Buena, Megan Clark went 1 for 3 with a double, and Dakota Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with a triple. In six innings, Jenna Rodgers allowed five hits, one strikeout, two walks and a run in the circle.

Against San Luis Obispo, Monica Garcia went 1 for 2 with a double and two RBI to fuel the win. Clark pitched six innings, had eight strikeouts, one walk and allowed three hits.

For the Tigers (11-7), Andrea Reynolds went 2 for 3 and Kim McCarty went 1 for 2 in the loss.

San Luis Obispo dropped its first matchup of the day as well, falling 12-2 to San Joaquin Memorial. The Tigers had four hits. Catlyn Tapp went 1 for 2, Madi Waiters went 1 for 2 with an RBI, Reynolds went 1 for 2 and Samantha Good went 1 for 3 with a double.

Arroyo Grande (6-9) finished in fourth place after losing to St. Joseph of Lakewood 3-1 and 10-0 to La Mirada.

Templeton lost twice, to Huntington Beach 3-1 and then 15-1 to Alemany.

Ashley Stevens had a triple against Huntington Beach and scored on a Corinne Barto single. In their second game, Barto had a double for the Eagles (4-10). 

Nipomo bounced back strongly after losing its first two games in the tournament Thursday. 

The Titans (12-2) won 6-0 against Cabrillo and 10-3 against Lompoc.

Courtney Cuzick pitched the first four innings of both games and struck out eight batters in each game.

Right fielder Saundra Renner went 4 for 6 with three RBI, and shortstop was 4 for 7 with three RBI in the two games. 

Coast Union at Orcutt Academy Tournament

The Broncos split two games, falling 11-9 to the host Spartans before defeating Maricopa 13-8.

Against Orcutt Academy, Cristina Plascencia was 3 for 4 with a triple, two runs and two RBI, and Gabby Bucio was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, three RBI, a double and three stolen bases for Coast Union (9-4).

Ellie Magneson picked up the win against Maricopa, striking out seven and giving up one run on one hit in four innings of relief.

Patty Bucio was 4 for 4 with three runs and one RBI, Magneson was 2 for 3 with a run, including a three-run triple in the third inning, and Maddie May was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Broncos.

Coast Union will face Providence of Burbank in the third-place game today.


Arroyo Grande 6, South Hills 1

The Eagles finished third at the Don Lugo Tournament in Chino.

Kyle Brown got the start for Arroyo Grande, giving up one run on three hits and striking out six in the complete-game win.

Garrett Ball was 3 for 3 with two runs, A.J. Cipolla was 2 for 3 with a run, and Brown added two RBI for the Eagles (8-5-1).

Buhach Colony 3, Paso Robles 0

Justin Davis, Kai Bedell and Matt Keller all recorded hits for the Bearcats, but Paso Robles fell to Buhach Colony at the Righetti Tournament. 

Davis, Bedell and Keller all went 1 for 3 for the Bearcats (4-7).

Austin Goularte pitched seven innings in the loss, giving up three runs on six hits. He also had two strikeouts.

Orcutt Academy 9, Coast Union 6

Grant Magnuson went 3 for 4 with a double, but the Broncos (4-5) fell to the Spartans.

Tommy Moreno went 3 for 4, and Quentin Rathke went 1 for 2 with a triple.


Arcadia Invitational

Arroyo Grande’s Jade Fuller, Jocelyn Reynolds, Angie Gemignani and Elizabeth Heyde ran the 3,200-meter invitational relay in 

9 minutes, 18.94 seconds, the No. 3 time in the nation this year, Eagles coach James Brown said. The group finished in second place.

In boys competition, Blake Maule, Everett Lucero, Jon Nichols and Nate Mash ran the 3,200 seeded relay in 8:03.7 for third place.

Both times were school records for Arroyo Grande.

For San Luis Obispo, Connor Hall finished fourth in the decathlon with 6,562 points. Teammate Chris Toh was 19th with 5,342 points.

Kelsey Harper and Alex Dalley finished 10th and 11th in the girls heptathlon, respectively, for the Tigers. Harper had 4,004 points, while Dalley had 3,958 points.

Atascadero’s boys 3,200 relay ran 7:58.0 for first place in its division.