The Santa Barbara High baseball team collected 14 hits, with Jordan Harris and Ty Montgomery each producing three, as the Dons defeated Oaks Christian 6-3 Saturday.
Wyatt Hastings had a stellar varsity debut, recording an RBI single and an amazing catch in the outfield.
“We know that Wyatt can run them down but he covered a lot of ground to make this play,” SB coach Steve Schuck said.
Carter Park went 4 1/3 but got into trouble in the fifth. Moses Dokes took the mound for the first time this year, minimizing the damage over his 1 2/3 innings of work. Bryce Warrecker pitched a scoreless seventh inning to close out the game.
BISHOP DIEGO 6, CHANNEL ISLANDS 4
Hunter Finefrock racked up eight strikeouts and allowed just three hits over five innings to pick up his second win of the season for Bishop Saturday, which improved to 4-0 on the year.
Finefrock also helped his own cause, going 3-for-4 at the plate and scoring three times. He was intentionally walked in the fourth to load the bases before Nico Sanchez ripped a two run single to score two.
“You love to see a guy cash in and make the other team pay,” said coach Nick Katzenstein.
The Raiders scored three in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run at second base before Jackson Haskell closed the game to pick up his first save of the season.
DOS PUEBLOS 4, OAKS CHRISTIAN 3
DOS PUEBLOS 1, EL CAMINO REAL 1
Dylan Ledbetter pitched a complete game with five strikeouts to lead the Chargers to victory over Oaks Christian in the Easton Tournament. Greg Marmo, Evan Steinberger, Jackson Greaney and Kellen Montgomery all had hits for DP. The Chargers also drew eight walks against the Lions. Dos Pueblos trailed in the game until it scored two runs in the top of the seventh — the final inning in high school baseball.
The Chargers’ game against El Camino Real was called after eight innings due to darkness. Ledbetter started on the mound and allowed one run over three innings with two strikeouts. Nate Feldhaus struck out four in 3.1 innings of scoreless relief and Montgomery tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief during which he struck out two. Conner Gliesner had a double and reached base all three times he came to the plate for the Chargers. DP is now 2-1-1 in the early season.
BUENA 3, SAN MARCOS 2
The Royals outhit the Bulldogs six to four, though it was Buena who came away with the non-conference victory Saturday.
Henry Manfredonia allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits over five, striking out seven. Joaquin Sandoval and Aidan Mandel each collected two hits in the losing effort.
PREP TRACK AND FIELD
Junior Jake Knecht had a successful season debut for the Dons track team Saturday, winning first in the 200 meters (23.86) and third place in the 100 meters (11.26).
Fellow junior Mila Speer took second in the triple jump (33-7.5), fourth in the long jump (16-1.5) and fourth in the high jump (4-10). She also teamed with Sierra Beltran, Selene Chernow and Grace Miller to take third in the spring medley relay (2:08:52).
Dante Vallejo took fourth in the shot put with a personal-best 43-1. In girls distance medley relay, Clara Aviani, Ava Miller, Greta Mixon and Elena Everest took third with a time of 14:41:10.
Westlake’s Paige Sommers jumped the high school national and California state record of 14-6 in the pole vault.
WESTMONT DOUBLEHEADER POSTPONED
Saturday’s scheduled double header against San Diego Christian was rained out, with the games scheduled to be made up at 11 a.m. today.
SBCC 5, OXNARD 4
Trevor Davis connected on a sacrifice fly that scored Jacob Bravo in the ninth inning to give the Vaqueros a road win at Oxnard in Western State Conference North action. SBCC (8-5, 2-1 WSC North) ended up taking the three-game series, 2-1, from the Condors, who fell to 3-11 and 1-2 in the WSC North. Jarred Greene finished 3-for-5 and Bravo was 2-for-4, which included a two-out, two-run double in the third that gave the Vaqueros a 2-1 lead. Ryan Guardino also went 2-for-5 for SBCC to raise his season average to .462. Guardino is currently ninth in the state in batting average, and he’s had at least one hit in all 11 games in which he has played.
SBCC 7, GOLDEN WEST 3
GLENDALE 12, SBCC 8
The Vaqueros split a doubleheader at Pershing Park. Emily LoneTree belted a grand slam and finished 2-for-3 to help lead SBCC to victory in the opener against Golden West. She also finished 2-for-3 with a run batted in the second game.
Glendale built leads of 5-0, 7-1 and 11-3 before holding on for a 12-8 victory over the Vaqueros. SBCC is now 3-7 on the season after splitting Saturday’s twinbill.
GIRLS WATER POLO
NEWPORT HARBOR 10, SAN MARCOS 7
The Royals concluded their season with a loss in the third-place match of the CIF-SS Div. 1 playoffs.
Senior Cassidy Miller scored four goals in her final game with San Marcos while Kate Meyer, Claire Kronen, and Megan Musick each contributed a goal as well.
Brackets for CIF regionals will be released on Monday.