BLUES SOLID ON THE MOUND. WIN GAME 2.
July 4, 2015 - SAN LUIS OBISPO
by Andrew Mitchell
The Blues (20-7, 8-5) pitching staff recorded their fourth shutout of the season as they defeated the Menlo Park Legends (11-11, 7-9) 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Sinsheimer Stadium.
Starter Korey Anderson went a season high 7 and 1/3 innings picking up his third win of the year. In the longest start by a Blues starting pitcher this year, Anderson allowed three hits, two walks and struck out one. Kyle Pate recorded the final two outs of the eighth and Corey Hassel finished the shutout in the ninth inning by inducing a double play ball.
Offensively, Tanner Gardner and Brett Langhorne picked up a hit in the first two innings, but neither got into scoring position and were left stranded. Hassel led off the third with a single and then stole a base to give Nick King an opportunity to get the Blues on the board first. King laid down a bunt and a throwing error gave way for Hassel to score his first of three runs on the day.
Two batters later, Dustin Williams drove in Nick King with an RBI single pushing the lead to a pair of runs. In the fifth, Nick King delivered a RBI double and Tanner Gardner picked up his third hit in as many at bats, a RBI single scoring King.
The Legends would threaten in the bottom of the sixth with a walk and a double, but Anderson induced two ground outs to end it. The final runs of the contest would come in the bottom of seventh with Hassel scoring on a passed ball and Dustin Williams delivering a RBI double.
Hassel finished the contest with two hits, three runs scored and stole four bases before pitching. Two other players had multi-hit games, Gardner (3) and Williams (2).
Losing pitcher was Ryan Hogan. Hogan threw 2 and 1/3 allowing two runs on three hits and had four strikeouts.
The Blues continue their season tomorrow in the series finale looking for their first CCL sweep of the year. First pitch scheduled for 1:00.