PBB: Warriors offense erupts for 12-1 win

Kevin Stein went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs, leading Carpinteria to a 12-1 romp over Santa Clara in a Frontier League baseball game on Friday.

The Warriors jump on the Saints early, scoring five runs in the first inning on three hits and three walks and chasing the Saints’ starting pitcher. They added four in the second on three more hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly.

It was more than enough run support for Warrior hurler Mo Sanchez, who turned in another solid performance to improve his record to 5-3. Nick Walker relieved Sanchez and tossed the final two hitless frames without surrendering a run, while striking out three.

Isaiah Sosa had a big two-out two-run single in the first. Sanchez helped himself by doubling, walking twice and scoring three runs.

The Warriors (9-9, 4-2) rebounded from a 12-5 loss to Santa Clara (7-7, 3-3).

“It takes a lot of mental work to come back from a lopsided loss,” Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney said. “It would have been easy to give in to the heat, the pressure of needing to win and other negative factors. The seniors have remained positive and continue their daily grind. The younger players simply follow their lead and work to build positive energy.”