The SBCC baseball team got off to a fast start Friday in its season opener against West L.A. in Culver City earning an 11-2 victory.
Kyle Froemke, Jacob Bravo and Brandon Lawrence all homered for Santa Barbara in a seven-run second-inning eruption. All seven runs came with two outs and six were unearned.
The Vaqueros put up all 11 runs within the game’s first three innings.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Blake Corsentino tossed the first three innings and got the win. He allowed no runs on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Combined, the Vaqueros pitching staff struck out 12 batters and walked just one.
SBCC also tallied 10 hits on the day. Catcher Alonzo Rubalcaba went 2-for-3 with two doubles in the second and third innings.
Froemke went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the second and designated hitter Zach Jensen, a freshman from Santa Barbara High was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
SBCC will make its home debut today against West L.A. with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
DOS PUEBLOS 50, SANTA YNEZ 45
The Chargers picked up a Channel League win Friday, defeating the Pirates by five in a road contest.
Kael Rillie paced DP’s (6-14, 3-3) offense with 14 points while Baylor Huyck added 11 and Alex McCeney poured in 10.
The Chargers trailed by nine points after the first quarter but fought back to earn the win. In the fourth frame, DP shot 11-for-15 from the free-throw line.
CATE 63, NORDHOFF 47
Senior captain Ethan Ng dropped 18 points to lead the Rams to a 16-point win over Nordhoff in a non-league contest.
It was a special night for Ng, who played in front of his parents for the first time this season. His parents are visiting from Hong Kong.
Senior Parker May was a force in the paint with 12 points to go with seven boards. Tyler Tom added 13 points and Ajibola Oke contributed eight.
CARPINTERIA 1, SANTA PAULA 1
The Warriors battled back from a one-goal deficit to tie Santa Paula and earn its first non-loss league match this season.
Carpinteria (2-11-2, 0-5-1) fell behind 1-0 when a defender fouled a Santa Paula player in the box. The Cardinals nailed the subsequent penalty shot.
The Warriors nodded things up in the second half when Cydney Smolnikar drew the Cardinals center defender out of position and layed off a square ball to Zahea Hamadi, collected the ball with her back to the goal, made a great turn and pushed it past the helpless keeper.