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Both teams had eight hits, but Hancock College had the highest-impact hits.

Emily Gantt hit a grand slam home run, and Shannon Peterson racked up three his and two RBIs as the Bulldogs beat Santa Barbara City College 8-3 Thursday in a Western State Conference-North Division game at SBCC.

With five conference games left, Hancock (23-11, 15-3) solidified its hold on first place. The Bulldogs lead Cuesta (13-5 WSC-North) by two games and Ventura (12-5 WSC-North) by two-and-a-half. Cuesta edged Ventura 1-0 Thursday.

SBCC is 18-15, 11-9.

Gantt's slam highlighted a six-run fourth inning for the Bulldogs. Bailey Killough pitched a complete game for Hancock. The Vaqueros scored all of their rusn in the fourth.

Shortstop Larissa Ostrander went 2-for-4 for Hancock, which will finish its conference schedule, and regular season, with a doubleheader at Los Angeles Pierce College Tuesday, a single home game against Cuesta next Thursday and a home doubleheader against Moorpark April 25.

College Baseball

Hancock Spring Classic

After Hancock racked up a season-high 18 hits Wednesday, the tournament host could only get three Thursday and lost 8-1 to Cerritos at Hancock on the last day of the tournament.

Josh Harmonay drove in the lone Hancock run. The Bulldogs dropped to 12-21-1.

Jorge Rodriguez drove in four runs for the Falcons (12-23). Derrick Edwards and Dominic Bravo both drove in two.

The Falcons racked up 12 hits. Edwards and Ramon Bramasco both had three, and Rodriguez went 2-for-2.

Baseball

Santa Ynez 11, Lompoc 3

The Pirates (14-5, 12-3) opened up a two-game lead on second-place Templeton by beating the Braves (10-9, 9-5) in a Los Padres League game at Santa Ynez.

Justin Kosloski preserved the win for the Pirates by pitching a scoreless last 3 1/3 innings of relief. Dante Berouty went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs for Santa Ynez.

Berouty scored twice. Travis Welker was 2-for-4 and scored two runs for the Pirates.

Righetti 1, Atascadero 0

Jaden Lyburtus led off the game with a a double, moved to third base on Matt Sauer's infield single and scored on a double play.

That was enough for the Warriors (15-2, 11-1), as Righetti's Alex Castellanos pitched a two-hit complete game in this PAC 8 League game at Righetti. The Warriors had just five hits themselves.

Paso Robles was 10-1 in the PAC 8 going into its Thursday game against St. Joseph. The final score was not known at press time.

In these teams' three-game series, Righetti won 8-5 on Ryan Clayton's three-run, walk-off home run in the seventh inning at Righetti Tuesday, Atascadero won 4-3 in nine innings at Atascadero Wednesday and the Warriors edged the Greyhounds by a run Thursday.

The Righetti tournament will start Tuesday. The Warriors will play at 7 p.m.

Dunn 18, Hillcrest Christian 6 (Wednesday)

Trevor Dee helped the Earwigs to a non-league victory by driving in four runs, and Ethan Cloyd earned the win with two innings of hitless and scoreless relief.

Boys Tennis

Templeton 9, Santa Maria 9 (Templeton 78, SM 67, games)

The Eagles edged the Saints by 11 games in this Los Padres League match.

Templeton won six doubles sets. Santa Maria won six singles sets. Clark Kringel and Kevin Carbajal swept three singles sets apiece for the Saints. Max Starkman and Ben Glossner took three doubles sets for the Eagles.

Morro Bay 10, Nipomo 8

The Pirates edged the Titans (7-8, 5-7). No other details were avaiable.

Arroyo Grande 17, Paso Robles 1

The Eagles (16-1, 11-0) rolled to another PAC 8 League win.

Joey Kullman swept 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 for Arroyo Grande. Greg Haydon lost seven games in a three-set sweep. Patrick Angle and Parker Turner dropped three games as they swept three doubles sets.

Righetti 10, Mission Prep 8

Daniel Sheppard and Ryan McGinty swept three doubles sets for Righetti, and the Warriors won a PAC 8 League match at Mission Prep for their first win of the year.

Martin Mendoza and Cesar Hernandez won two doubles sets for Righetti, and Mario Gonzalez and Mark Vieyra took one. Kalin Corral and Ji-Soo Park both won two singles sets for the Warriors.

Boys golf

Arroyo Grande 406, Pioneer Valley, no score

The Eagles (12-0) clinched their fifth consecutive league championship with a PAC 8 League at Cypress Ridge, their home course.

The Panthers did not have enough golfers to score.

Medalist Jack Avrit shot a one-under 71 for the Eagles. Owen Avrit (72), Keyan Patel (83), Brady MacMurphey (90) and Henry Havemose (90) followed.

Righetti 414, St. Joseph 560

Medalist Ethan Ashbrook shot a 70 and led the Warriors to a PAC 8 League win over the Knights at Rancho Maria Golf Course.

Teammates following Ashbrook were Keith Moles (78), Joe Moles (86), Ryan Righetti (87) and Duran Solis (93).

Luke Adam shot an 82 for St. Joseph. Grayson Arnsdorf (109), James Porter (115), Isaiah Rocha (116) and Kirby Rodriguez (138) followed.

Girls swimming

Arroyo Grande 184, San Luis Obispo 131

Hannah Parson won two open events and tied a school record as the Eagles beat the Tigers in a PAC 8 League meet at Sinsheimer Pool in San Luis Obispo.

Parson tied Mia Schachter's 2012 Arroyo Grande school record when she won the 50 freestyle in 24.10 seconds. Besides swimming for the winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams, Parson also won the 100 freestyle in 53.20.

Besides swimming personal bests in both her open wins, Parson swam automatic qualifying times for the CIF Southern Section Preliminaries in both.

The Eagles won 11 of the 12 events. Besides swimming for the winning 200 IM and 400 freestyle relay teams, Paige Leonard won the 200 IM in a personal best 2:14.64, a consideration time for the sectional prelims.

Leonard, Kasper, Parson and Mikayla Pock combined for a season best 1:54.40 in winning the 200 medley relay in a consideration time for the sectional prelims.

Pock, Kasper, Taylor York and Sam Hazel combined for a winning 1:44.77 in the 200 freestyle relay, a seasonal best mark and a consideration time for the sectional prelims.

Arroyo Grande boys 158, SLO 156

The meet came down to the last event, and Arroyo Grande won it.

The Eagles' 400 freestyle relay team of Nathan Solis, Trent Schachter, Jared Martin and James Hazel won in 3 minutes, 17.20 seconds, so the Eagles edged San Luis Obispo 158-156 Thursday in this PAC 8 League meet.

Thursday marked the second two-point result for the Eagles. Unbeaten league rival Righetti edged Arroyo Grande by that margin earlier in the season.

Hazel won the open 200 and 500 freestyles Thursday. Schachter took the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Kevin Virnig won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.

Martin's second-place time of 22.14 in the 50 freestyle was a consideration mark for the CIF Southern Section divisional preliminaries. 

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