Turnbull pitches Vaqueros to win over Oxnard

Kylin Turnbull threw a five-hitter at Oxnard on Monday, leading SBCC to a 4-1 baseball victory. The sophomore left-hander struck out six and didn’t walk a batter while pitching his third complete game.

Cody Giordano went 3-4 with a two-run triple in the fifth for the Vaqueros (14-12, 8-4 WSC North), who trail first-place Cuesta (9-3) by a game with eight to play. It was SBCC’s third straight win and sixth in eight games.

“We had 10 hits today and we one hit away from really opening things up,” said coach Ryan Thompson. “We were mentally tough. Our infield defense was very good, especially (Robert) Vickers at third base.”

Garrett Trevino was 2-3 with a double for Santa Barbara, which took a 2-1 lead in the second when Trevino doubled, took third on a passed ball and scored when Shay Maltese singled on an 0-2 count.

In the fifth, Vickers and Andy Smith singled and came around to score on Giordano’s triple to right-center field.

The Vaqueros will host Ventura on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

SBCC ………. 110 020 000 — 4 10 0
Oxnard …..… 100 000 020 — 1 5 0
Turnbull and Trevino; Hernandez, Russell (6), Mackey (7) and Landeros, Griffith (8). W–Turnbull 3-2. L–Hernandez 1-2.
2B–SB: Trevino. 3B–SB: Giordano.