The San Luis Obispo Blues (11-4, 8-4 CCL) completed a three game sweep over the visiting Urban Academy Barons (4-13, 4-13) Wednesday night at San Luis Obispo's Sinsheimer Stadium. Leading 2-1 after five innings, the Blues broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs on four hits and taking advantage of two Academy errors.
The Blues impressed both offensively and defensively, getting stellar performances from starting pitcher Jason Freeman (2-0) and left fielder Chad Christensen. Freeman earned the win after allowing only one run over five innings and striking out an amazing ten Barons batters, nine of which were swinging. Christensen led the Blues with four hits, three of which were doubles, three RBI's, and two runs scored. Christensen is now tied with Zac Elgie for the team lead in doubles with four.
Other standout performances for the Blues Wednesday night include first baseman Dylan Gavin's three-hit night and the bullpen's combined four-inning, one-run effort. Gavin started the Blues run scoring after tripling to right-center in the second inning and helped put the game out of reach in the sixth by singling and then scoring on Austin Flores' single up the middle. Flores also scored two runs, finishing the night 1-2 with a walk and an RBI.
Relievers Lars Ligouri, Joshua Dexheimer, and Paul Twining finished off Freeman's gem by allowing only one run, not walking any, and striking out three. Ligouri has now made three appearances for the Blues without giving up an earned run over 4.2 innings pitched.
The Blues open a three-game series at home tomorrow evening against visiting Team Vegas. First pitch is scheduled for 6 PM at Sinsheimer Stadium.