The Morro Bay baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader against Dunn on Wednesday, dropping the first game 6-4 before winning 4-3 on Joe Burton’s two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh.
Burton, on a 1-1 count with a runner on first and two outs, hit his third home run of the year to win the game for the Pirates.
Kal Hilliard pitched four scoreless innings with three strikeouts and walk for the win.
In the first game, JJ May went four innings and allowed two earned runs. Hilliard went 2 for 3 from the plate.
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The Pirates (10-13) are one game out of the league playoffs with four games remaining and resume league play on Friday, playing host to Orcutt Academy.
Arroyo Grande 5, Pioneer Valley 1
Kale Varvel and Cameron Hirahara had a pair of two-out RBI base hits that helped propel Arroyo Grande to a win at Pioneer Valley.
Varvel (3 for 4) and Hirahara (3 for 3) combined for four RBI to avenge a 3-2 loss to Pioneer Valley on Tuesday.
Arroyo Grande junior Marco Salto used a strong wind blowing in from center field to his advantage and allowed just two hits a no earned runs in a complete-game performance.
Arroyo Grande (16-6, 10-4 PAC 8) will complete its three-game series at home at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
San Luis Obispo 3, Mission Prep 2
San Luis Obispo (17-6, 12-2 PAC-8) beat Mission Prep to maintain its two-game lead over Arroyo Grande in the conference with seven games remaining in the regular season.
Cooper Benson pitched five shutout innings for the Tigers and surrendered four hits, two walks and struck out six. Matt Mundorf was 2 for 3 with two RBI and Noah Cracknell was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
For the Royals, Matt Bosshardt struck out two over six innings and helped his cause from the plate, going 2 for 3 on the day. “He pitched a damn good game,” Mission Prep coach Scott Dodge said.
Freshman John San Jule was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and freshman Dylan Beavers was 1 for 3 with a run scored.
The Royals (7-16, 2-14 PAC 8) stranded 11 runners on base.
Paso Robles 21, St. Joseph 5
Mark Armstrong was 4 for 5 with a double, a triple and five RBI, and Mark Keller was 3 for 4 with a double, a two-run home run and four RBI in Paso Robles’ lopsided win over St. Joseph.
Nolan Binkele was 3 for 5 with a double and a triple, and Justin Davis was 3 for 4 with a double. Kyo Yoshiwara was 4 for 4, and Evan Espinoza was 1 for 1 with a triple and three RBI for the Bearcats, who will try for the series sweep beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph.
Atascadero 6, Righetti 3
Nolan Meredith struck out three over six innings and allowed one walk, and his brother Nathan Meredith pitched one inning for the save in the Greyhounds’ win over Righetti.
Lucas Sprouse was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, and Zach Javine, Sean Muller and Tysen Delkener each had RBI singles.
Atascadero (12-10, 6-8 PAC 8) scored five runs in the first and one in the sixth and concludes the series Friday at home.