The Santa Barbara baseball team won its season opener in style Saturday as a two-run blast from Moses Dokes in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs lifted the Dons to a 6-5 win at home.
Vince Gamberdella had two hits and an RBI in his first varsity game for the Dons while and Anthony Firestone tallied two hits as well. Firestone also threw out two runners trying to steal from behind home plate.
Ty Montgomery had a double and Bryce Warrecker was 1-2 and worked two walks while both Nick Oakley and Jordan Harris were on-base two times.
Carter Park got the start for Santa Barbara, pitching four innings allowing five runs, two earned, five hits while striking out six. Luke Wechsler, in his first varsity game, threw the final three innings and was great, allowing no runs and just three hits.
OXNARD 2, SAN MARCOS 0
The Yellow Jackets scored a pair of unearned runs to beat the Royals in the season opener for both teams in Oxnard.
UCSB-bound right-hander Henry Manfredonia pitched a strong game for San Marcos. Manfredonia went four innings and allowed two unearned runs on five hits with four strikeouts.
The Royals stay on the road for their next game at Royal High on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
DOS PUEBLOS 9, CHATSWORTH 8
DP got the bats going in a season-opening victory.
Luke Fidel had a nice day for the Chargers at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs batted in and two runs scored. Dylan Ledbetter was 2-for-3 and Conner Gleissner also hit a home run and started on the mound for Dos Pueblos.
Gleissner tossed four innings and struck out five. Jordan Rico pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and earned the win, while Ledbetter tossed a scoreless seventh to earn the save.
BISHOP DIEGO 8, FILLMORE 2
The Cardinals started their season with a six-run win over Fillmore in their first game at the SoCal Invitational.
Bishop Diego exploded for 11 hits on the day with three coming from senior Hamilton Finefrock, who went 3-4 with three runs scored. Senior Jackson Haskell and sophomore Gabe Martinez each totaled two RBIs on the day.
On the mound, the Cardinals were led Finefrock who pitched five innings, surrendering just one hit while striking out six. Junior Nico Sanchez pitched the final two frames, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out one.