Two of the county’s best softball pitchers went at it Tuesday.
Ultimately, it was Atascadero’s Jessie Hufstetler over Arroyo Grande’s Jill Compton, giving the Greyhounds a dominant 4-0 win in PAC 7 action and a 15-0 overall record. Atascadero coach Darin Traverso told The Tribune that it was a “well pitched” game for both teams.
“It could really go either way next time,” he added.
Next time is April 27 at Atascadero.
But for now, let’s talk about Tuesday’s meeting between Hufstetler and Compton, who have signed with San Jose State and Fresno State, respectively.
Atascadero was ahead 1-0 after the first inning and it was a pitching duel until the sixth, when the Greyhounds exploded for three runs to take control of the game at Arroyo Grande (6-5, 1-2 PAC 7). Atascadero finished with seven hits compared to Arroyo Grande’s two.
Hufstetler struck out eight batters and allowed just two hits in a complete game showing, while Compton had seven strikeouts but also gave up six hits.
“We just managed to get the ball in play more than they did,” said Traverso, whose Greyhounds will look to improve their 3-0 PAC 7 record against St. Joseph (4-2, 0-2 PAC 7) in a home game Friday afternoon.
Arroyo Grande will host San Luis Obispo (4-4, 1-2 PAC 7) on Friday afternoon.
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