The No. 15 Westmont Warriors scored a season-high 13 runs on their way to victory Saturday morning over Indiana Kokomo, but their bats were silenced in a 2-1 loss to finish the day.
In Game 1, the Warriors (5-4) took a 2-1 lead in the second inning before exploding for eight runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth.
Travis Vander Molen cranked a two-run double to center field to open the scoring for Westmont in the fifth. Vander Molen would score on a wild pitch to make it 5-1. Following a bases-loaded walk, Sage Pera singled up the middle to make it 7-1. The Warriors would score on another hit batsman with the bases loaded, followed by a wild pitch.
Brady Renck’s RBI single in the sixth pushed the lead to 10-1. Later in the inning, Taylor Garcia hit a two-run double to left field to round out the scoring.
Justin Sanders picked up his second win on the year, tossing six innings and allowing just one earned run. He gave up seven hits, allowed one walk and struck out six.
In the second game, Westmont was able to get on the board in the first but was unable to pounce on a tough start by Noah Richardson.
The junior left-hander walked the first two Westmont hitters before plunking Vander Molen to load the bases with no outs. Devin Perez lined out to left and a runner was thrown out at third, but the Warriors got on the board and took a 1-0 lead. Richardson hit then another batter and issued another walk, but he registered a strikeout to escape the jam. He settled in from there, going seven innings and allowing just two hits. He struck out two, walked four and hit four batters.
Ryan Humphreys lost his second game of the young season, throwing 5 ⅓ innings and allowing two earned on six hits. He struck out 10 and walked three.
The Cougars tied the game in the fifth before Austin Weiler’s solo home run in the sixth.
UCSB 3, PENN STATE 2
The Gauchos completed a huge comeback Saturday, winning at Penn State in five sets. UCSB (8-2) lost the first two sets before winning the final three to take the match, 19-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-9.
Outside hitter Ryan Wilcox registered a career-high 20 kills in the win as UCSB outhit Penn State .333 to .201.
CUESTA 93, SBCC 84
Adrian Juilland-Johnson scored a season-high 34 points in a losing effort for the Vaqueros at the Sports Pavilion.
SBCC (1-22, 0-9 in WSC North) shot 61% from the floor in the second half, only to be outscored by the Cougars 55-51 in the final 20 minutes.
Cuesta (10-14, 4-4 in WSC North) had four players score between 18 and 22 points, led by Jacques Safra with 22.
SAN DEIGO CITY 4, SBCC 1
The Vaqueros dropped their third straight game and has been held to just one run in 18 innings the past two games.
SBCC (3-4) took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Alonzo Rubalcaba, but the Vaqueros were plagued by five errors, including a mishandled fly ball in the outfield that led to a three-run inning.
SBCC had runners on first and third with two out in the seventh, but reliever Conner Guice recorded a strikeout to end the threat.
VAQUEROS GAME MOVED UP
In an effort to avoid the rain, Sunday’s finale of Santa Barbara City College’s three-game series with San Diego City has been moved up to noon.