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BALDWIN PARK — Lompoc jumped in front, scoring four runs in the second inning of its CIF Southern Section Division 5 baseball playoff game at Baldwin Park Tuesday.

The Braves then put the game out of reach with three more runs in the top of the seventh inning in their 8-2 win over Baldwin Park in the wild card round.

In the second inning, with one out, Alejandro Salas doubled and moved to third on a single by Edgar Vallarta. Chris Brady drove in Salas with a single, Marcus Nix, on a hit-and-run, singled home Vallarta and Jeremy Terrones scored two with a double.

"The bottom line today was the bottom of the batting order," said Lompoc coach Jim Allen. "They did a great job."

Salas had three hits as did Vallarta. Marcus Nix had two hits and two RBIs, batting seven, eight and nine.

Jason Terrones was the winning pitcher, going six innings and striking out eight. David Jacinto worked a scoreless seventh.

"Jason had great control today," Allen said. "He had a great breaking ball and he was throwing strikes with his fastball."

Lompoc will now travel Thursday to San Pedro to take on Mary Star of the Sea, (20-6), the champions of the Camino Real League, in San Pedro.

Templeton 9, Rosemead 2

ROSEMEAD — The Eagles pounded out 16 hits while their pitchers allowed just four in a Division 5 wild card win Tuesday.

With a 5-0 lead after three and a half innings, Templeton surrendered a pair of runs to Rosemead in the bottom of the fourth, but answered back with four runs in the fifth.

No other details were available at press time. With the win, Templeton moves into a challenging first-round game at Sun Valley Village Christian, the No. 1 overall seed in the division and a finalist from a year ago.

Golf

The CIF Southern Section Central Coast Division Boys Golf Tournament was held Monday at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande.

There were 17 teams that qualified and the top two advanced to the next round.

San Marcos won the tournament with a team score of 396, the only team to break 400 on a very windy day. Aaron Solis, the head coach at San Marcos and the tournament representative, said the wind was from 20-30 mph throughout the day with wind gusts of 40 mph.

Agoura finished second with a score of 402 and both San Marcos and Agoura qualified for the Regional State Qualifier Tournament at the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena.

Five local teams competed Monday with the best local score coming from Paso Robles, which finished in fifth place with a 414. The Bearcats finished three strokes ahead of PAC 8 League champion Arroyo Grande (417). San Luis Obispo was 10th (426), Los Padres League champion Nipomo was 14th (446) and Righetti was 16th (460).

The individual medalist was Mason Glinski from Oxnard who carded a 74, one stroke ahead of two Agoura golfers, Austin Kratochuil and Nick Burns. The top local player was Bailey Flickinger from Paso Robles with a sixth-place tie with two others at 77.

Jack Avrit led Arroyo Grande with a 78, San Luis was led by Casey Leebrick at 82 while Adam Burrola (Nipomo) and Brandon Pita (Righetti), led their teams with 78s.

Swimming

Christian Solis, Jack Alexander, Chris Dichmann and David Malouf will participate in the first annual CIF California State Championship Meet.

The quartet formed the Arroyo Grande boys 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished fourth in 1 minute, 27.11 seconds at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Finals at Riverside City College last weekend. The time was fast enough to get the foursome into the state meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex at Clovis West High School.

The Arroyo Grande boys placed 10th out of 53 teams at the sectional finals. The 400 freestyle team of Solis, Trent Schachter, Malouf and James Hazel placed fifth in a school record time of 3:11.60. The 200 medley relay team of Charlie Watkins, Alexander, Schachter and Dichmann finished eighth in 1:37.60.

Solis finished 13th in 47.66 in the 100 freestyle and 18th in 22.10 in the 50 freestyle. Alexander placed 14th in 47.75 in the 100 freestyle and 17th in 1:00.76 in the 100 breaststroke.

Schachter wound up 17th in 53.25 in the 100 backstroke.

Arroyo Grande's girls 200 medley relay team of Paige Leonard, Sarah Parson, Hannah Parson and Mikayla Pock finished 14th in 1:53.01 at the sectional final. Sarah Parson, Leonard, Abigail Schachter and Hannah Parson combined for a 3:46.75 in the 400 freestyle relay.

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