It didn’t take Jack Aldrich very long to get into mid-season form on the mound for the SBCC baseball team.
Aldrich, making his Vaqueros debut, tossed eight scoreless innings and Patrick Caulfield went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in to lead SBCC to a 12-4, season-opening win over West L.A. in Culver City on Friday.
Aldrich, a freshman left-hander from Oaks Christian, held the wildcats to four hits with 12 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. His bid for a complete-game shutout ended in the ninth when he gave up a two-out, two-run double to Ryan Siebert.
Caulfield connected on a two-run double in the third to give the Vaqueros a 3-0 lead.
SBCC will play its home opener today against West L.A. at Pershing Park at 1 p.m.
NO. 10 UCSB 3, NO. 9 LEWIS 2
Corey Chavers had a match-high 19 kills, and added a key block late in the Gauchos’ 19-25, 25-15, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13 victory over the Flyers.
Ryan Wilcox added 12 kills in the victory for UCSB (6-3), while Haotian Xia added 11 kills for UCSB.
Tyler Mitchem and T.J. Murray had 11 kills each for Lewis (5-3),
UCSB hosts fifth-ranked Loyola-Chicago tonight at 7 p.m. at Rob Gym.
CERRITOS 9, SBCC 0
The Vaqueros season got off to a rough start with a shutout loss to the Falcons.
SBCC 6, CERRITOS 3
Joica Buyse rallied to win her No. 2 singles match in three sets to give the Vaqueros the decisive fifth point in their season-opening win over the defending state champions.
Jule Lauinger, playing No. 4 singles, also won for the Vaqueros, while Maddie Mitchell (No. 5 singles) and Julia Jakobsen (No. 6 singles) won by default for SBCC. Anya Nicolaides and partner Victoria Dafos won at No. 2 doubles for SBCC, and Lauinger and Mitchell were victorious at No. 3 doubles.
ORANGE LUTHERAN 73, DOS PUEBLOS 41
The Chargers trailed by nine points entering the fourth quarter when the Lancers outscored DP, 30-7, in the final period.
Jaron Rillie led Dos Pueblos (10-15) with 17 points and Alex Perez had nine.
The Chargers return to Channel League play with a game at Cabrillo on Monday at 7 p.m.
ST. BONAVENTURE 82, BISHOP DIEGO 62
Kai Rojas’ 18 points led the Seraphs past the Cardinals on Senior Night for Bishop Diego.
Matthew Cunningham had a monster game for the Cardinals with 25 points, while Kai Morphy had 13 and Marcus Chan had nine.
CARPINTERIA 58, MALIBU 44
Noah Nuno had 22 points and Chris Ramirez added 18 to lead the Warriors to a victory over the Sharks on Senior Night.
Carpinteria staged an impressive comeback after Malibu hit seven 3-points during the first 12 minutes to take a 27-15 lead.
The Warriors improved to 6-3 in league, and will play their regular-season finale at Fillmore on Monday at 7 p.m.
SAN MARCOS 42, DOS PUEBLOS 40
Juliet Dodson had 10 points for the Royals in a wild Channel League victory over the host Chargers at Sovine Gym.
Alex Guadagno and Kiani Rojas each had eight points, while Ashley Day had six key points in the second half for the victory, which moved the Royals out of last place in the Channel standings (12-13, 3-5).
GIRLS WATER POLO
The Santa Barbara Dons suffered two narrow defeats in the elite tournament.
Santa Barbara lost to Agoura, 7-5. Elise Power led the Dons in that game with three goals. Santa Barbara also lost, 8-7, in overtime to Carlsbad. Juju Martinez do Amaral led the Dons with four goals, while Abigail Hendrix had three.
Santa Barbara continues tournament play today against Schurr at 8 a.m.
DOS PUEBLOS 10, CORONA DEL MAR 5
Abbi Hill led the Chargers with four goals and Sophie Leggett and Kayla Peacock had two goals apiece to lead the Chargers (18-7), who are also competing in the SoCal Championships.
DP led 9-3 after three quarters.
Dos Pueblos advanced to the semifinals, where it will meet Laguna Beach today at 10 a.m.
CARPINTERIA 17, NORDHOFF 2
The Warriors led 4-0 after the first quarter and cruised to a lopsided win over the Rangers.
Carpinteria improved to 8-5 overall, and 6-1 in league.
DOS PUEBLOS 3, SANTA YNEZ 0
Josy Uyesaka scored on a 30-yard shot, and Haillie Silva and Blythe Hastings had one each to lead the Chargers to a Channel League win on Senior Night.
DP improved to 10-5-6 overall, and 5-2-1 in league.
NORDHOFF 2, CARPINTERIA 1
Kendra Meza scored a first-half goal on an assist by Cydney Smolnikar for the Warriors’ lone score.
Carpinteria dropped to 2-15-2 overall, and 0-7-1 in the Citrus Coast League.
LAGUNA BLANCA 4, VILLANOVA 1
Bea Lujan scored two goals and Maggie Newell and Margaux Murphy added one each for the Owls, who improved to 3-5-2 overall, and 3-1-1 in league.