The Arroyo Grande High baseball team defeated visiting Righetti 27-18 on Wednesday, putting the Eagles back into a first-place tie with the Warriors atop the PAC 7 standings.
Kyle Brown led the way for Arroyo Grande, going 3 for 6 with a grand slam, a bases-loaded double, seven RBI and two runs.
The Eagles had innings of seven, eight and nine runs scored, and rallied from multiple five-run deficits to grind out the win.
“The good things about it were we were behind 7-2 and 16-11 and they came back each time,” Arroyo Grande coach Brad Lachemann said. “And they scored enough runs to get ahead and win the game.”
Three Eagles had four hits, and two more had three apiece, including Brown.
Chris Davidson was 4 for 5 with a double, three RBI and three runs, Dylan Acevedo was 4 for 6 with three RBI and five runs, and Casey Muth was 4 for 5 with four RBI and four runs scored for Arroyo Grande.
A.J. Cipolla was 3 for 4 with four RBI and three runs for the Eagles, who evened the series at one game apiece with the finale looming Friday, a game that will put the winner alone in first place in the PAC 7.
“I think this series is a big one,” Lachemann said. “If we want to keep ourselves in position to win league, we have to win the series.”
Mission Prep 15, North County Christian 4, 5 innings
The Crusaders held a 4-3 lead after the first inning in San Luis Obispo but were shut out the rest of the way.
Krista Arndt got the win for the Royals, giving up four runs on three hits, striking out 10 and walking four.
Emily Capps was 4 for 4 with three RBI, Taylor Pilg was 2 for 3 with three runs, and Taylor Neal was 2 for 4 with three RBI for Mission Prep (1-10).
Karianne Loy recorded the first extra-base hit of the season for North County Christian, a leadoff double that started a four-run first inning. Loy was 1 for 3 with a run scored, Janelle Honeycutt had a two-run single in the first inning, and Liz Crespo had six strikeouts in the circle for the Crusaders (0-9).
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San Marcos 9 (82), Arroyo Grande 9 (77)
Eli Whittle swept 6-4, 6-3, 6-0, but the Eagles fell in the games-won tiebreaker in San Marcos.
The doubles team of Bryan Rozo and Tyler Anderson swept 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 for Arroyo Grande (13-4).
Santa Maria 209, Mission Prep 260
Stephen Orradre shot a 52 for the Royals (1-9) on the nine-hole, par-36 Marshallia Ranch Golf Course.
FCA All-Star Game
Twelve local football players, representing both Atascadero and Paso Robles, have been selected to participate in the third-annual all-star game for graduating seniors June 1 at Lompoc.
Representing the Greyhounds will be Dominic Chance, Adam Schwarm, Lance Zook, Hunter Stemper, Robby Hixson and Wayde Vierra.
For the Bearcats, Colby Kearns, John Katz, Colton Madrigal, Josh Hayley, Kevan Garcia and Kris Pequeno will participate.
The game matches players from San Luis Obispo County against a team from Northern Santa Barbara County.