SFT: Maldonado’s three-hitter limits Pirates

Carpinteria’s five-run third inning sent the Warriors on their way to a 6-1 non-league win over Santa Ynez on Wednesday.

The Warriors scored the five runs with three hits and a sacrifice fly by Elena Schneider. Catalina Maldonado, Natalie Saito and Erin Saito recorded the hits.

Maldonado pitched a three-hitter that featured eight strikeouts without a walk. The Pirates’ one run came in the fifth inning and was unearned.

Paulina Barbosa and Erin Saito finished with two hits and a run scored each. Barbosa added an RBI.

The Warriors play again on April 9 in a Tri-Valley League game against Oaks Christian.