Vaqueros rally to win snow-shortened baseball chiller
SBCC rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to take a 7-5 lead over AntelopeValley on Tuesday, then had their baseball game called by snow in Lancaster.
The Vaqueros (5-0), who were held to three hits, trailed 5-2 after five innings with the weather in the high 30s, 25-mph winds and occasional snow flurries.
The Marauders (0-4), however, gave up eight walks and hit two batters, and also committed two errors which led to five unearned runs. SBCC scored its last four runs on bases-loaded walks with two outs in the top of the sixth.
Nicholas Prainito opened the inning with a double to left. He advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Logan Pollack’s groundout to shortstop.
From there the game got even wilder with six more walks and an error. The game was called with the bases loaded in the top of sixth and two outs.
Tristan Perrin, a freshman right-hander from Thousand Oaks, gave up four runs (one earned) on four hits in 3 1/3 innings in his first start as a Vaquero. Logan Hudson earned his first college win with 1 2/3 innings of one-run, two-hit pitching.
The Vaqueros tied the game 1-1 on a second-inning double by Benjamin Martz and an RBI single by Pollack. They took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Prainito walked, Martz reached on an error and Pollack advanced the runners on a sacrifice bunt. Prainito scored an unearned run on Quartararo’s groundout to short.
SBCC 9, VENTURA 0
A frigid day couldn’t cool off the Vaqueros’ rackets as they won their Western State Conference opener at Ventura. Joica Buyse set the tone at No. 1 singles for SBCC (3-1) with a 6-3, 6-2 win over the Pirates’ Victorial Nuemann.
CHAVERS HONORED AGAIN
UCSB’s Corey Chavers and Ryan Wilcox were honored by the Big West Conference for the second straight week. Chavers, a senior outside hitter, was chosen as the Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week while Wilcox, also an outside hitter, was honored as Freshman of the Week after the ninth-ranked Gauchos (9-3) swept a pair of matches against No. 3 BYU.
Chavers recorded 33 kills – 5.50 per set – while hitting .309 in a pair of victories over No. 3 BYU. He also had three service aces in each match.
Wilcox tied his career-high with 14 kills in Saturday’s win, going without an attacking error on his way to hitting .667. In Friday night’s sweep, he set a new career-high with four aces, including three in a row late in the third frame to seal the straight-set victory, while finishing with six digs.