High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Atascadero wins baseball thriller over San Luis Obispo

Sean Moller doubled home Noah Gastello with two outs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday to give the Atascadero High baseball team a 3-2 win over San Luis Obispo.

Gastello reached on a two-out error in the top of the ninth and then scored all the way from first on Moller’s double.

The Tigers (9-9, 2-8) scored first in the second inning before the Greyhounds (8-11, 6-4 PAC 8) scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 2-1.

San Luis Obispo scored once in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings but left the bases loaded in that inning.

Gastello 2 for 3 with an RBI and the game-winning run, Ty Townsend pitched seven innings, striking out four and allowing six hits and one earned in addition to going 2 for 4 at the plate, and TJ Fish earned the pitching win by allowing one hit over the final two innings.

Jeremy Jess was 3 for 5 with a double for San Luis Obispo, and Connor Maydole was 2 for 3 with a run and a double.

Jacob Rodgers pitched all nine innings for the Tigers, striking out five and allowing eight hits and two walks.

Paso Robles 10, Mission Prep 3

Jonathan Baldwin drove in three runs, and Bailey Gaither and Mark Armstrong each drove in two runs as the Bearcats (15-4, 8-2 PAC 8) topped the Royals (3-14-1, 0-10).

Gaither was 2 for 5 with two runs and a double, Seth Matthysse was 3 for 4 with two runs, Armstrong scored twice and Baldwin had a triple.

Cooper Silva and Evan Espinoza each had RBI pinch-hit singles for Paso Robles.

Jeff Neumann struck out four in four innings of work to earn the pitching win.

For Mission Prep, Carson O’Connor was 2 for 3 with a run, and Chance Keegan had an RBI double.

Arroyo Grande 2, Pioneer Valley 0

Ryan Teixeira had a first-inning RBI double, and Dawson Rubio had a fourth-inning sacrifice fly to account for the game’s only runs as the Eagles remained perfect in the PAC 8.

Morgan Smith went the distance on the mound for the Eagles (13-6, 10-0 PAC 8), allowing six hits, striking out five and walking one.

Nash Ackerman scored on Teixeira’s first-inning double and Carter Thomas scored on Rubio’s sacrifice fly.

Joey DeLaRosa was 2 for 2 for Arroyo Grande.

Earlier in the day, Teixeira was named the CIF-Southern Section boys recipient of the winter/spring CIF/Subway Spirit of Sport Award for demonstrating “the 16 principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor,” according to a news release.

Teixeira missed out on being one of the four statewide winners, but will receive a $1,000 scholarship for being the section’s representative.

Teixeira has signed to play baseball collegiately at Division II power Colorado Mesa.

The Southern Section girls winner was Sofia Tam from Century, and the four overall winners were Zach Bietsch of Canyon, Jackelyn Sanchez of Riverdale, Roshni Iyer of Mission San Jose and Brian Yeager of El Cajon Valley.

Nipomo 4, Orcutt Academy 3, 8 innings

Peyton Witcher scored on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Titans (4-12, 1-7 Los Padres League) the win.

Witcher was 2 for 4 for the Titans, Matt Albright had a double, Jose Ojeda drive in two runs and Austin Paulicano had the game-tying RBI in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.


Nipomo 15, Orcutt Academy 4, 5 innings

Allyssa Rules hit a fourth-inning grand slam, and the Titans cruised to the win over the Spartans.

Vanessa Davis was 3 for 4 with three RBI for Nipomo (9-10, 5-3 Los Padres League), Hope Goodall was also 3 for 4 and Saundra Renner had two RBI.