The Arroyo Grande tennis team beat Simi Valley 15-3 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Wednesday. The Eagles swept in singles, led by Greg Hayden, who won 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, and Andrew Arcangel, who won 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. Brett MacDonald won both sets he played in 6-3, 6-1.
All three doubles teams took two out of threes sets. Arroyo Grande (21-3) will play at Valencia of Valencia, who beat Crescent Valley 9-9, at 3 p.m. on Friday.
San Luis Obispo 3, Atascadero 0
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Jeremy Jess was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, and Cooper Benson struck out five while allowing two walks and two hits in five scoreless innings to lead San Luis Obispo past Atascadero. Benson also doubled on the day.
Atascadero managed three hits, including one each from Lucas Sprouse and Noah Gastelo.
Righetti 6, Paso Robles 1
Seth Matthysse and Kyosuki Yoshiware each had a hit for the Bearcats (18-11, 12-8 PAC 8), whose only run came on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth. The Warriors had a five-run fifth inning to open the scoring and tacked on a run in the seventh.
The winner of Friday’s game at Righetti, the last game of the league season, will take third place in the standings.
St. Joseph 6, Arroyo Grande 5
The Knights hit a walk-off bases-loaded single with one out in the bottom of the seventh to win. The Eagles tied the game in the top half of the inning on a Nolan Elias single, which scored Brayden Pinkerton. Elias finished 3 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored.
The second-place Eagles (19-9, 13-7 PAC 8) will have their season finale and Senior Day on Friday.
Pioneer Valley 5, Mission Prep 1
Pioneer Valley jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning en route to a win over Mission Prep.
Andy Boncich drove in the only run for the Royals with an RBI double and finished the game 1 for 2 with two walks. Dylan Beavers, Marco Ferdinandi, Sage Pera and Rob Crandall all had a hit apiece for Mission Prep.
On the mound, Matt Bosshardt gave up four earned runs in six innings of work while striking out five in the loss. The series between the two teams wraps up at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Mission Prep.
Arroyo Grande 13, St. Joseph 0 (4 innings)
Julie Lewis threw three innings and had six strikeouts and senior Bailey Killough retired the side in Arroyo Grande’s final league game of the season on Senior Night. Lewis also hit her first home run of the year, and Logan Nunes was 2 for 3 with a home run.
Kacie Berger went 2 for 3 with a ground-rule double, and both Bailey Arrington and Angel Harris were 2 for 2. Senior Loreina Smith was 2 for 3 on the day.
Arroyo Grande (11-5 PAC 8) finishes the season in third place and will find out who they play in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday.
Coast Union 14-1 Shandon 1 (5 innings)
Ellie Magnuson pitched 4 1/3 innings and struck out 13, and Maddie May struck out both batters she faced for the Broncos. Magnuson and Alyssa Drew each had two-run doubles, and Ashley Martinez had a two-out three-run single.
Coast Union wraps up the season 14-5 and 10-0 in the Coast Valley League. The Broncos find Sunday who they face in the playoffs and will likely play next Thursday at home.
Paso Robles 5, Pioneer Valley 1 (8 innings on Tuesday)
Mandy Snowbarger picked up the win for the Bearcats, and Mikayla Stone was 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run. Crystal Linn was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI, and Chloe Kerns had a double and two runs.