PBB: Delgado, Gordon come through for Carpinteria

Sophomore Sal Delgado stepped up to the challenge and pitched Carpinteria to a 6-1 baseball victory over Bishop Diego in a Tri-Valley League game in Carpinteria.

The Warriors lost to Bishop on Wednesday

Delgado scattered four hits, struck out six, walked one and allowed one earned run in a complete-game performance.

Malcolm Gordon paced the Warrior offense, going 3-for-4, with a double and a RBI. Jonah Spach and Diego Contreras each doubled and had two hits.

The Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when David Martinez lined a two-out two-run single to right field, driving in Jose Carrillo and Delgado with the eventual winning run.

Bishop scored in the fifth when RJ Cordeiro walked with two outs and the bases-loaded. Delgado then induced a ground ball Izzy Reyes to end the inning.

The Warriors tallied three runs in the home half of the fifth. Delgado led off with a double and scored on Gordon’s third hit of the day. Contreras then doubled in Gordon and Nick Walker who had walked. Spach scored the final run in the sixth on Delgado’s RBI groundout.

“The games continue to test our mettle,” Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney said. “Success in key moments by more than one player will really help to build confidence. Sal was really calm and showed leadership in the tough spots in the game. The whole group was invested and had the right energy to beat a good Bishop squad.”

Carpinteria is 5-12 overall and 2-4 in the TVL; Bishop is 6-9, 2-4.

Bishop Diego…000 010 0 — 1 4 3
Carpinteria…002 031 x — 6 10 3

Whitney, Selman( 4), Cordeiro (5) and Reyes; Delgado and Spach, T. W—Delgado (3-3). L—Whitney.
2B—C: Spach, J., Delgado, Gordon, Contreras