PBB: Bishop pulls away from Carpinteria

Bishop Diego swept the season series with rival Carpinteria, winning Thursday’s non-league baseball game 5-2 at John Calderwood Field.

Carpinteria jumped on Bishop starter Luke Speier in the first inning. Mo Sanchez walked, moved to third on a double by Javier Jasso and scored on a sacrifice fly by Kevin Stein.

Bishop (7-10) answered with two runs in the third. Nolan Tooley drove in Daniel Molina and Scott Mandrell who had reached via walk. The Cardinals added two runs in the sixth and on in the seventh to go up 5-1.

The Warriors (7-7) scratched out a run on two hits and an error, and had the tying run at the plate. But Bishop’s Tooley sealed the deal by striking out the final batter.

“It was an improved effort on our side,” Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney said. “The energy was considerably more positive. Though Bishop deserves all the credit for winning the games, our boys can be motivated by their improvement against a good opponent. We can take a determined approach back to league play next week.”