Vaqueros rally to clinch WSC North title

Kylin Turnbull tossed his fourth complete game on Tuesday and SBCC overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat Oxnard 6-3 and claim the WSC North baseball title.

Turnbull, a 6-4 sophomore left-hander, gave up three first-inning runs on seven hits with 10 strikeouts, no walks and a hit batter. He didn’t allow a hit after the third inning.

Turnbull (5-2) is fourth in the state with 82 strikeouts.

Colt McLaughlin had two hits and Robert Vickers and Joey Epperson each stole three bases for the Vaqueros (21-14, 14-5), who are ranked No. 9 in Southern Cal.

Shay Maltese delivered a two-out RBI double in the fifth and Andrew Smith followed with a run-scoring single.

Vickers stole home in the sixth to tie the score at 3-3 and Epperson came around from second and scored on the same play to make it 4-3. In the eighth inning, Vickers walked and went to second on a passed ball. As he was stealing third, the ball went to the backstop and the former Dos Pueblos High star kept going to score from second.

“We did a great job on the bases with two guys scoring from second,” said coach Ryan Thompson. “This was a great team win.”

Pat Cavalier added an RBI single in the ninth.

The Vaqueros complete the regular season on Thursday when they host Oxnard at 2:30 p.m.

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Oxnard ……… 300 000 000 — 3  7  1

Turnbull and White; Valdez, Mackey (6), Ekstrand (7) and Griffith. W–Turnbull 5-2. L–Mackey 0-2.

2B–SB: White, Maltese.