Shoemake brings SBCC first win

SBCC starting pitcher, Brendon Shoemake, threw six shutout innings to get the win for the Vaqueros. (Vince Agapito Photo)

Brendon Shoemake turned in a masterful pitching performance in the opener on Saturday at Pershing Park, leading SBCC over Cabrillo 5-1 for its first baseball win of the season.

In the second game, the Vaqueros (1-2) rallied from an 8-1 deficit and took a 9-8 lead before falling 10-9.

Shoemake, a 6-4 freshman from La Canada High, held the Seahawks to one run on three hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two. Shane Turner finished off the seven-inning victory with a scoreless final inning.

In the second game, Eli Michaels went 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Vaqueros, who scored four in the fifth and four in the sixth to grab a 9-8 lead. They went ahead on Joey Gonzalez’s RBI single down the left-field line. Gonzalez also had a key two-run single that stretched SBCC’s lead to 5-1 in the fifth inning of the opener.

The Vaqueros travel to L.A. Pierce on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. game.