Jimenez grand slam powers Dons past AG

Max St. John high-fives teammate Kenny Crawford after St. John scored the Dons' second run in the second inning. (Presidio Sports Photos)

Jason Jimenez was a big hitter for Santa Barbara High’s football team. On Tuesday, he showed he can provide big hits for the baseball team.

Kenny Crawford pitched six innings and picked up the victory for Santa Barbara.

Jimenez belted a grand slam in the fifth inning to lead the Dons to a 9-3 win over Arroyo Grande in a Central Coast Tournament game at Eddie Mathews Field.

Santa Barbara was leading 2-1 when Jimenez hit the big blow with one out.

Kenny Crawford pitched six strong innings to earn the victory for the Dons.

Santa Barbara 9, Arroyo Grande 3
Arroyo Grande…000 010 2 — 3 9 2
Santa Barbara…110 043 x — 9 10 2

Ramirez, Steverson (6) and Petetit; Crawford, McManigal (7) and St. John. W—Crawford (1-0). L—Ramirez (0-1).
2B—AG: Morrison, Fisher. SB: Crawford, t’Sas, Brontsema. HR—SB: Jimenez (1), 5th inn. 3 on. Records—AG 0-2, SB 2-0.