Late Flurry Boosts Barons Over Blues

Updated: June 8, 2016

The Barons beat the San Luis Obispo Blues in a league game on Tuesday night, 7-3, moving their record to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in league.

Barons starting pitcher Henry Omana made his second start of the season. He tossed five innings allowing only one earned run, while picking up five strikeouts. Reliever Joseph Mercado followed Omana’s performance, gathering four strikeouts over two innings. Oscar Munoz earned the win after striking out the side in a scoreless eighth inning. Closer Reece Buska put a bow on things in the ninth for the Barons.

The Barons offense delivered as well. The Compton squad’s first run came on a balk after they had loaded the bases in the bottom of the third, scoring second baseman Jaime Estrada. Third baseman Trent Hammond drove in two runs on a double in the same inning.

The Blues scored single runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, knotting the score at three apiece. Right fielder Cody Den Beste broke the tie in the eighth, driving in two runs on a single with the bases loaded. Hammond then followed with a single, driving in two more runs and bringing the score to its final result. Hammond finished the night going 3×4 with two doubles and four RBIs.

The Barons will make the trip to Irvine on Wednesday to take on the Orange County Riptide at 4:25 p.m.

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