The Templeton High baseball team defeated defending CIF-Southern Section Division 5 champion Santa Ynez, 7-3, on Friday night at Santa Ynez as Mac Lardner pitched a complete game, allowing eight hits and one earned run while striking out eight.
The Eagles (4-5, 2-0 Los Padres League) broke open a scoreless tie with four runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Lardner.
Mateo D’Alfonso was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Templeton.
Morro Bay 6, Nipomo 2
Harrison Meinke threw a complete game with one earned run and 10 strikeouts for the Pirates (3-4, 1-1 LPL).
The Titans tied the score at 2-2 in the third as Peyton Witcher had an RBI triple and Jose Ojeda also drove in a run.
Morro Bay broke open the tie with four runs in the sixth inning.
Witcher also doubled for Nipomo (2-6, 0-2).
Krossa steps down as Mission Prep coach
The Royals announced that coach John Krossa was stepping down after nine years at the helm, and that first-year assistant and 2008 Mission Prep graduate Andrew Richardson will be taking over.
Krossa went 173-84 during his tenure, leading the Royals to three CIF-Central Section championships. According to a news release, he is stepping away to spend more time with family.
“I couldn’t be more proud to hand this group of young women off to Coach Richardson,” he said in the release. “It’s always bothered me when coaches leave when the cupboard is bare. This is not the case. We have a talented group of returning players, and they will be successful next year and in the years to come.”
Templeton 12, Santa Ynez 2
Katie Murphy had a two-run home run as the Eagles picked up their first league win of the season on the road.
Jordin Arthurs went 2 for 3 with three runs, and Mikayla Wells went 2 for 4 with two runs as well in the win for Templeton (2-3, 1-1 LPL).
Nipomo 7, Morro Bay 3
Nipomo had 13 hits, and Bri Sa went 3 for 4 with a double and a home run.
Sa also pitched five innings with four strikeouts, allowing three hits, two runs and a walk.
Allyssa Ruelas and Gannae Abayti each went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Titans (3-4, 1-1 LPL).
Fallon Molnar led Morro Bay (2-7-1, 1-1), with a double and two RBI, and Kendall Schemmer added an RBI.
San Luis Obispo 14, Garces 4
The doubles teams of Alex Dill and Pablo Caminada, Adie Alwin and Cameron Dong, and Chase Braun and Elijah Selman all swept for the Tigers (9-2).
TRACK AND FIELD
Templeton at the Buchanan Gateway Invitational in Fresno
Clayton MacKay won the boys’ 300-meter intermediate hurdles, and Sienna Stinson earned a top five finish in the girls’ pole vault for the Eagles.
MacKay won with a time of 38.79 seconds, which makes him the state leader in that event, according to prepcaltrack.com.
Stinson finished in fourth place with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Boys: Nipomo 102, Santa Ynez 75; Girls: Santa Ynez 132, Nipomo 48
Zach Smith, Austin Simpson, Gerrit VanderVeen and Peyton Kiunke combined to win the 200-yard medley relay with a CIF consideration time of 1 minute, 52.00 seconds, and also won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:36.65, also a CIF consideration time.
Simpson also won the 200 individual medley (2:08.90), and Wyatt Morselak won both the 200 freestyle (1:59.25) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.50) as Nipomo improved to 2-1 in the LPL on the boys side.
For the girls, Rebecca Gonzales had a CIF consideration time of 1:15.38 in the 100 breaststroke, and Anika Smith won the 500 freestyle in 6:27.38. The Titans fell to 0-3 in league.
Girls: Morro Bay 105, Lompoc 65
Olivia MacDonald won the 100 freestyle (1:03.4) and the 100 backstroke (1:10.9) for the Pirates.
Morro Bay also had Tori White win the 200 freestyle (2:08.26) and the 100 butterfly (1:05.6), and Katie White won the 50 freestyle (26.4) and the 500 freestyle (6:00.98).