Mira Costa’s Chase Meidroth looks to tag Capistrano Valley’s Riley Kasper at second during a CIF-SS Division 2 quarterfinal Friday. Capistrano Valley won a pitchers duel between Ryan Daugherty and Costa’s Chris Bodlovich 1-0 to advance. Photo By Robert Casillas, Daily Breeze/ SCNG
Mira Costa’s Kohl Titzler questions being called out at second base while Capistrano Valley Riley Kasper stands by Friday. Capo Valley won, 1-0, to advance to the CIF-SS Divison 2 semifinals. Photo By Robert Casillas, Daily Breeze/ SCNG
Mira Costa pitcher Chris Bodlovich tries to regroup as Capistrano Valley’s Dane Nakatsuka runs around the bases after hitting a solo home run Friday. Capistrano Valley won, 1-0, to advance to the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinals. Photo By Robert Casillas, Daily Breeze/ SCNG
MANHATTAN BEACH >> Sophomore Christian Bodlovich emerged as Mira Costa’s ace this season by turning in exactly the kind of performance he did in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 quarterfinals on Friday.
Bodlovich tossed a four-hitter, but the Mustangs never got their bats going against Capistrano Valley left-hander Ryan Daugherty in a 1-0 loss at Mira Costa High.
Bodlovich (10-1) retired the side in order four times and finished with six strikeouts and one walk. But the first hit he gave up was a solo home run to left-hander Dane Nakatsuka in the fifth inning, which proved to be the difference.
“I made one bad pitch,” Bodlovich said. “He got a good swing on it.”
It was the first home run of the season for Nakatsuka, who…