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Section One Little League: Lompoc still alive after walk-off HR from Ortiz

Section One Little League: Lompoc still alive after walk-off HR from Ortiz

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Lompoc remained alive at the Section One Tournament, thanks to some late-game heroics Monday night.

The District 65 champion Lompoc Little League 12-year-old squad lost its first game at the sectional tournament in Goleta on Saturday, but rallied for a wild win Monday night to stave off elimination.

Lompoc scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Dos Pueblos Little League 5-4. Jonathan Ortiz hit a three-run walk-off home run to keep Lompoc alive.

Kasch Kubasiewiz scored on a passed ball to score Lompoc's first run of the eighth inning after starting the inning at second base with the tiebreaker rule in affect.

The score was tied at 1-1 after the sixth inning and neither team scored in the seventh before Dos Pueblos jumped out in front with three runs in the top of the eighth, putting Lompoc on the brink of elimination down 4-1.

But the District 65 representative rallied to win in thrilling fashion, capped by Ortiz's three-run blast.

Jack Jones started on the hill for Lompoc and allowed just two hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out three. Jones also had two hits for Lompoc.

Axel Adame and Kubsiewiz each doubled for the victors. 

Ruben Gaitan singled and scored a run.

Lompoc out-hit Dos Pueblos 7-4. DPLL made just one error and Lompoc only committed two. 

Lompoc advanced in the elimination bracket to face Moorpark Tuesday night. A complete recap of that game can be found at lompocrecord.com and in Sunday's edition.

The tournament is being held at Girsh Park in Goleta.

Cabrillo Hall of Fame dinner announced 

Cabrillo High has unveiled Friday, Aug. 2 as the date of the 2019 Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony and has invited CHS family members past, present and future. 

Between 5:50 to 6 p.m. will be the photo sessions for the 2019 class. Social hour is held from 6 p.m to 6:30, when dinner will be served. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All proceeds will be benefit the CHS football program. For more information, contact Valerie Robison at 805-722-8437 or Theresa Irons at 805-742-2892. 

Los Padres Officials meeting set

The Los Padres Football Officials Association is hosting a meeting Tuesday, July 30 at Nipomo High School.

Registration starts at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The LPFOA is looking for more officials to cover the high school and youth football games and is holding two meetings this month to inform those who may wish to enter officiating.

There is a program for military veterans, called Battlefields to Ballfields, which will help veterans get started with some financial assistance.

Call (805) 878-6087 for more information.

Run for God 5K Challenge

The Run for God 5K Challenge, a free 12-week series of running and walking classes preparing attendees to compete in a 5K race, begins Saturday, Aug. 10 and runs through Nov. 23.

The group meets every Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Harbor Church, located at 751 E. Foster Road in Santa Maria.

The class is for ages 14 and up. Graduation day culminates on Nov. 23 with the Turkey Trot 5K race at Jim May Park in Santa Maria.

For more information, call David Dantzer at (805) 937-0213.

3-on-3 basketball tournament at First Baptist

First Baptist Church in Santa Maria is hosting a 3-on-3 girls and boys basketball tournament on July 26-27. 

The tournament is for girls and boys ages 10-18.

It's a double-elimination tournament and there will also be a three-point shooting contest with an accompanying lunch on Saturday, July 27. There are cash prizes and a tournament T-shirt.

The cost is $15.

Visit fbcsantamaria.com/3v3 or call (805) 937-8405 for more information.

Joe Bailey is the sports editor at Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Contact him with tips and story ideas at jbailey@leecentralcoastnews.com or (805) 739-2239. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jbaileysmsports

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