PBB: Early hole too deep for Warriors

Villanova scored five runs in the first two innings on Wednesday en route to a 5-3 non-league win over Carpinteria.

The Wildcats took advantage of eight walks, a hit batsman and three errors to score their runs.

“Credit the Wildcats for playing well when we didn’t. On the positive side, it was great to see our players separate poor performances in the first two innings and play much improved baseball the rest of the way,” commented Warriors head coach Pat Cooney.

Carpinteria rallied with two runs in the top of the third and one in the fourth. The Warriors put runners on base in each of the next three innings but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Javier Jasso and Jonah Spach had multi-hit games with two each. Jorge Arroyo and Robert Warren recorded an RBI.

Villanova’s Easton Bartholio was credited with the victory.

Carpinteria (1-5) hosts Villanova on Friday.

Carpinteria 002 100 0 — 3 7 3
Villanova 230 000 x — 5 6 1