PBB: Time runs out on Warriors at Santa Paula tourney

Carpinteria ran out of time and lost two baseball games at the Santa Paula Classic on Monday. The Warriors fell to host Santa Paula 6-5 in their opener and dropped an 11-10 decision against Foothill Tech. Both games were called by a 2.5-hour time limit

Carpinteria, behind the pitching of Diego Contreras, took a 4-0 lead after three innings against Santa Paula. But the Warriors’ defense faltered and the Cardinals pushed across two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead The game was called after six innings.

In its second game, Carpinteria rallied from 9-3 deficit and took a 10-9 lead in the fifth inning. But Foothill Tech scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and the game was called on time limit in the sixth after the Warriors loaded the bases with no outs.

Jose Carrillo led the Warrior offense with two hits in each game. Javier Jasso and Malcolm Gordon were both 3 for 4 in the second game. Jonah Spach had three hits on the day.

“Though there were many positives in the tournament games, it was a fairly frustrating day,” Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney said. “We felt that Diego Contreras deserved a better result in game one. It was really difficult to stomach having loaded the bases with no outs in game two and have to shut down at 2 1/2 hours. Time was a factor in both games. It’s not something we are accustomed to in baseball. Still, there were flashes of brilliance and solid team play.”