Singles play may be new to senior Bryan Shott, but he certainly didn’t let that show on Thursday.
The Royals four-year starter swept his sets with scores of 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 in what was just his third singles match of his career in leading San Marcos to a 16-2 victory over Valencia.
It was the first win of the young season for San Marcos, which went on to win all nine singles points Thursday. Masato Perera and Alex Chow each went 2-0 and Noah Silverberg and Ronin Suziki won their only singles sets.
Freshmen twins Charlie and Joey Friedman swept their sets 6-3, 6-0, 6-1 in their match, while juniors Sam Friedmand and Alex Wilson also swept their sets with scores of 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
NEWBURY PARK 11, DOS PUEBLOS 7
Franklin Truong went 2-1 in singles play Thursday afternoon for the Chargers, who came up short in their season opener.
Dos Pueblos also got a strong showing from doubles pairing Hugh Sutherland and Pratik Gupta, who went 2-1, with scores of 7-5, 3-6, 6-0. Nikhil Gupta and Keaton Cross also went 2-1, with scores of 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.
SANTA BARBARA 14, CARPINTERIA 4
Game details were not available.
SBCC 10, OXNARD 1
Seven Vaquero starters recorded at least one hit and the team scored double digit runs for the fifth time in 12 games with their first WSC North win of the season.
Blake Corsentino pitched seven strong, allowing only one run on nine hits. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter for SBCC (7-5, 1-1 in WSC North).
Jacob Bravo, a sophomore from St. Bonaventure High, led the offense and went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run. He drove in three and scored three times in the win.
SAN MARCOS 12, PARACLETE 5
The Royals exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning Thursday, helping San Marcos improve to 2-1 on the season.
San Maros recorded 10 hits as a team, with Henry Manfredonia leading the way going 3-for-3 and driving in two. Nicky Fell went 2-3, while Joaquin Sandoval and Carlos Uribe each had two RBI.
Aiden Johnson picked up the win, tossing 4 1/3 innings, striking out five on seven hits and four earned runs.
BISHOP DIEGO 18, TRINITY PACIFIC CHRISTAN 7
The Cardinals cranked out 15 hits Thursday afternoon, culminating with a six-run seventh inning in their 11-run win.
Hamilton Finefrock led the way for Bishop, driving in four runs on a pair of hits, including a home run. Jackson Haskell was a menace on the basepaths, stealing five bases.
Daniel Giannini picked up the win for the Cardinals, allowing no hits and two runs over three innings. He struck out two. Nico Sanchez tossed four innings in relief.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
FOOTHILL TECH 11, CARPINTERIA 3
Foothill Tech jumped on the Warriors early, scoring a majority of its run in the first two innings to defeat Carpinteria by eight.
Sophomore Madison Mora was in the pitcher’s circle for Carpinteria, allowing 12 hits and 11 runs over five innings while striking out five.
Freshman Gracie Verdugo, who threw the final two frames, hit a home run in the first inning.
In total, the Warriors racked up six hits on the day with Mora and freshman Rayanna Beaver each collecting two hits.
Foothill Tech totaled 14 hits and Sammy Fenton went the full seven innings on the mound, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out seven.
VALENCIA 19, SAN MARCOS 4
Senior Aubrey Sturgeon had a team-high two goals and junior Shana Friedenberg recorded 10 saves, but the Vikings proved to be too much in Thursday’s non-conference game.
The Royals jumped out to a 2-0 lead, though fell behind 8-2 at the half and Valencia never let up. Valencia’s Katherine Lin notched six goals and Jayden Yamasaki had four goals and two assists.
The UCSB men’s swim team won the 220-yard freestyle relay, the 500-yard freestyle and the 200 individual medley on Thursday during the second day of the four-day Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships. The Gaucho women’s team, despite not winning an events, picked up four top-5 finishes.
Both UCSB teams entered the day tied for first with Hawaii, but took big hits in the standings due to the lack of diving teams. The men sit in third place, 63 points behind the Rainbow Warriors while the women are in second place, 37 points behind first-place Hawaii.