Cal Poly second baseman Mark Mathias legged out an infield single that scored a run, as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team defeated Japan, 6-0, Tuesday in the Netherlands.
Mathias played first base and hit third in the lineup, driving in his run in the fourth inning to put Team USA in front 4-0.
Cal State Fullerton teammates Justin Garza and Thomas Eshelman combined on the pitching shutout.
Pitching leads Indians by Packers
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Louie Carlos threw seven innings of two-hit baseball, and a two-run second proved the difference as the North County Indians won a summer collegiate baseball pitchers’ duel, 2-0, over the Santa Maria Packers on Tuesday in Templeton.
Carlos allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out a pair, and Cal Poly recruit Erich Uehlman pitched around three hits to strike out four in a two-inning save.
Johnny Balliet was 3 for 4 for the Indians (22-8), including one the team’s three doubles.
Catcher Austin Kron, another Mustangs recruit, also doubled and finished 2 for 3 with a run. Templeton native Andy Garretson and Lompoc’s Steve Pico drove in the runs.
May-Treanor back for Pismo camp
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor will return to Pismo Beach for the second consecutive year to host a beach volleyball camp Aug. 9 for those ages 10-18.
May-Treanor, who was a standout athlete at Long Beach State in the late 1990s, will host the Dream in Gold Clinic at the Wadsworth Avenue courts from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
She will lead the clinic along with her assistant coaches and will hold a question-and-answer session along with autograph and photograph opportunities.
For more information, visit www.DreamIn Gold.com.