The Arroyo Grande golf team clinched its fourth straight PAC 8 championship with a win over Righetti on Tuesday, outshooting the Warriors 405 to 428 at Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande.
"I'm very proud of the accomplishment. I'm proud of the program," head coach Jeff Byars said of the team's championship streak.
Junior Jack Avrit had the low to medal Tuesday, shooting an even-par 72 for the Eagles. His brother Owen shot an 80, and Raleigh Deering chipped in with an 82.
With an upcoming season finale against San Luis Obispo on Thursday, Byars noted that it was critical for the Eagles to close out the championship Tuesday, with SLO just two games behind in the standings heading into Tuesday's match.
"This was important for us to get this one because San Luis is a very good team," he said.
Arroyo Grande will take on the Tigers at San Luis Obispo Country Club on Thursday.
San Luis Obispo 426, Pioneer Valley 555
San Luis Obispo’s Andy Eppright carded an even-par 72 to medal on a windy San Luis Obispo Country Club course. Teammate Coleman Godfrey followed with an 84 for the Tigers (14-2, 11-2 PAC 8).
Paso Robles 422, Mission Prep 496
Logan Elliot shot a 76 at the par-72 Hunter Ranch Golf Course for Paso Robles. Zach Smith also posted a 78 for the Bearcats (8-5 PAC 8).
Strong winds contributed in some high scores, with Stephen Orradre shooting an 88 and Sydney Haughian a 95 for Mission Prep (4-10, 3-10 PAC 8).
San Luis Obispo 5, Mission Prep 1
Cooper Benson hit a solo home run in the fourth for the Tigers (16-6, 11-2 PAC 8), who added to their lead with three runs in the fifth. A fielder’s choice scored Connor Maydole, followed by a Bryce Ramirez single, which scored Tru Wells.
Jake Rodgers went six innings, allowing just one hit and struck out five and walked two.
Sage Pera hit a solo home run in the seventh for Mission Prep, his third of the year, according to coach Scott Dodge. Freshman Dylan Beavers added a single and two walks for the Royals.
Martin Salas went five innings and allowed one earned run for Mission Prep
Paso Robles 5, St. Joseph 2
The Bearcats stretched their win streak to three games behind timely hitting with runners in scoring position. Christian Erickson had an RBI double in the first and an RBI single in the fifth, and Matt Keller also had a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
In the sixth, Jeff Giroux had an RBI single and Mark Armstrong had an RBI double.
Jeff Neumann pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed two earned, while Nolan Binkele pitched 1 1/3 innings for the save.
Third-place Paso Robles (12-8, 7-6 PAC 8) plays host to St. Joseph at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Pioneer Valley 3, Arroyo Grande 2
The Eagles stranded 11 runners on base in the loss. Their runs came on a bases-loaded walk and a Nack Ackerman RBI single.
Zach Mosley went four innings, allowing three earned runs for Arroyo Grande (15-6, 9-4 PAC 8), which plays at Pioneer Valley on Wednesday.
Righetti 3, Atascadero 1
Tysen Delkener was 2 for 3 with two stolen bases for the Greyhounds, whose only run came on a wild pitch. Matt Sauer picked up the win for Righetti, and Spencer Erdman struck out four in five innings and allowed two earned runs for Atascadero (11-10, 5-8 PAC 8).
Nipomo 11, Cabrillo 10
Nipomo rallied from 7-0 down in the third inning to win the game on a walk-off single by Kate Russell in the bottom of the seventh that scored Diana DeLeon from third. Cabrillo held a 7-0 lead before the Titans erupted for six runs in the bottom of third to close the gap.
Russell drew a bases-loaded walk, and Vanessa Davis had a two RBI single to start the rally. A three-run homer by Gennae Abatti capped it.
Cabrillo scratched out two more runs in the fourth and added another in the sixth but Nipomo — who never led until it went final — scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie.
Russell finished 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored, and Davis was 2 for 3 with three RBI. Hope Goodall scored three runs, all from walks.
Goodall went the distance for Nipomo (11-9, 5-4 LPL), giving up five earned runs. The Titans have a rematch against Cabrillo on Friday.
Coast Union 16, Shandon 0 (five innings)
Ellie Magnuson continued her streak of dominance this season, tossing a no hitter and striking out 12. Magnusson — who has already thrown a perfect game and another no hitter this season — was one walk away from a perfect game.
Maddie May had four doubles and four RBI, and Alyssa Drew had two hits, one of which was a double, and added three RBI. Ashley Martinez had a pair of doubles and scored three runs on the day for the Broncos (8-5, 5-0 Coast Valley League).
Paso Robles 6, San Luis Obispo 4
Chloe Kerns was 2-3 with a run and Sara Owens was 2-2 with two RBI and picked up the win on the mound for the Bearcats. Becca Twyman added a double and two RBI for Paso Robles.
San Luis Obispo was led by Marissa Piatt, who was 2 for 4 and Campbell Warren, who was 1 for 3 with two runs scored.
SLOHS: Piatt (2-4), C. Warren (1-3, 2R)
Arroyo Grande 17, Pioneer Valley 1
Arroyo Grande’s doubles teams were dominant Tuesday night in a lopsided victory over Pioneer Valley.
All three teams swept and only dropped two games, pushing the Eagles’ PAC 8 record to 12-0 (18-3 overall), giving them a two-game lead over SLO High and at least a share of the league title with two matches left in the regular season.
Patrick Angle and Parker Turner won 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, as did the team of Austin Bricker and Joey Kullman, while Tyler Tencati and Joseph Goryance cruised to a 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 victory.
Next up for A.G. is a home match Thursday against Atascadero.
San Luis Obispo 9, Atascadero 9 (72-68)
Alex Hasley and Cole Westwood won on a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-4) to clinch the victory for the Tigers. Hasley and Westwood swept on the day, winning their other two sets 6-4, 6-0. The Tigers (15-4, 10-2 PAC 8) took seven of a possible nine doubles sets with Zach Hilty winning two out of three singles sets, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.
Brendan Adams swept for Atascadero 6-3, 6-0, 6-1, and Dean Menigoz won two out of three, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. Christian Wisberg also won two out of three for the Greyhounds (7-5 PAC 8), 0-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Paso Robles 13, Mission Prep 5
CJ Wilson took two out of three singles sets, 0-6, 6-0, 6-2, and Albert Lara won a pair of sets 6-0, 6-1 for the Bearcats. The tandem of Ryan Stronks and Exan Proulx won 6-0, 6-0, 6-2, and Sebastian Galsim and Jason Belton won 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 for Paso Robles.
Templeton 13, Nipomo 5
Colby Grey swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, as did Chaz Darrow 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, for the Eagles. Nick Yonker and Jackson Hays teamed up to win 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 for Templeton (8-7, 7-5 LPL).
Nipomo’s Jordan Smith and Jose Garcia won two out of three, 6-3, 7-5, and Ernie Atilano won one match 7-5. Emilio Moreno also won a match 6-3, and Andrew Foley and Kenny Johnson tacked on a 6-2 win for the Titans.
Lompoc 11, Morro Bay 7
Ryan Morris swept for the Pirates (9-7, 5-6 LPL), winning 7-6 (10-8) — including a 42-shot point, according to coach Kathy Dannecker — 6-2, 6-3. Simon Janzen won two out of three, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0, and Ethan Siems dropped a set 0-6 before winning 6-0, 6-2.
Arroyo Grande 3, Mission Prep 0
The Eagles swept 25-12, 25-8, 25-16, led by Evan Lalanne’s 10 kills and two aces. Ryan Meffert added seven kills and three aces, and Raleigh Burke chipped in seven digs.
Sasha Bylsma had 28 assists and five kills for Arroyo Grande (14-0, 11-0 PAC 8), who play Dos Pueblos on Thursday.