PBB: Cabrillo takes two from Carpinteria

Carpinteria sophomore David Martinez turned in a strong performance, but the Warriors fell short against Cabrillo in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, losing 4-3.

Cabrillo won the nightcap 11-1.

Martinez threw a complete game, allowing five hits.

“David Martinez gave the team a big lift with his first performance on the mound,” Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney said. “He is returning from an ankle injury and his energy and performance was a great motivator for his teammates.”

The Warriors were held in check for six innings by Cabrillo senior Phil Martin. But they got something going in the seventh. Down 4-1, Jose Carrillo led off with a single, followed by a pinch-hit single by Brandon Camacho. With one out, Nick Walker knocked in Carrillo with a single to right. The Warriors scored again when Sal Delgado hit a ball into a sunny right field, but the Conqs’ right fielder was able to recover and catch a Warrior runner for the final out.

In the second game, Carpinteria’s defense faltered behind pitcher Sal Delgado, who lasted just 3.2 innings.

“Despite being tagged with the loss, we felt that Delgado’s innings were really good,” Cooney said. “He is pitching better than ever in terms of mixing pitches and locations. He is on a good pace of development.”

This was the 20th straight year Cabrillo and Carpinteria played a doubleheader on the second Saturday of the season.

“Though we do all we can to try to beat them in live action, we count on the day to be a great high school athletics event and we shake hands with our friends from the north when our day ends,” said Cooney.