PBB: Goodwin guides Cardinals past Warriors

Bishop Diego's Will Goodwin makes a pitch during Wednesday's game. (Presidio Sports Photo)

Bishop Diego’s Will Goodwin makes a pitch during Wednesday’s game. (Presidio Sports Photo)

 

Will Goodwin pitched a complete-game three hitter and sophomore Tyler Green delivered the game-winning two-run hit in Bishop Diego’s 3-1 win over Carpinteria on Wednesday in Santa Barbara.

Goodwin allowed a run to the Warriors in the first inning but settled down and shut out Carpinteria the rest of the way.

Carpinteria's Diego Contreras retired the final 10 batters he faced.

Carpinteria’s Diego Contreras retired the final 10 batters he faced.

“He turned it around and he wanted the ball in the seventh because we were set up to go to somebody else, and that’s neat from a freshman. He’s really a competitor,” said Cardinals head coach Dan Yokubaitis.

Goodwin primarily used a fastball on the corners and worked in off-speed pitches.

“I thought their pitcher did a really nice job start to finish,” said Warriors head coach Pat Cooney. “Kept our guys off balance the whole time. He came right at them.”

Green gave Bishop Diego a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third. He came to the plate with two out and the bases loaded, and hit a curveball into left field that scored RJ Cordeiro and Michael Soracco.

“It felt good,” Green said. “I thought (the left fielder) was going to catch it because it was a blooper but it dropped right in front of him.”

Soracco had to slide into home plate to beat the throw and tag by half a step.

Bishop Diego’s first run came in the bottom of the first inning and was unearned. Matt Selman, hitting No. 2 in the order, reached base on an error and came around to score.

Carpinteria’s starting pitcher, Diego Contreras, was effective keeping the Cardinals in check. The lefty gave up four hits in six innings and didn’t allow a baserunner after the third inning, retiring the final 10 batters.

The Warriors didn’t let Cardinals slugger RJ Cordeiro hurt them. Cordeiro, a Fresno State recruit, lead Bishop Diego with seven home runs on the season. Carpinteria issued him an intentional walk in his first plate appearance, then walked him again on four pitches in the third inning. Delgado was able to strike him out swinging to end the fourth.

“He’s a heck of a player so we came in knowing we weren’t going to let him beat us necessarily,” Cooney explained.

Carpinteria put runners on second and third with one out in the first inning and came away with their one run. Jose Carrillo’s sacrifice fly scored Jonah Spach from third base after Spach’s leadoff single.

“We started out in a great situation there with guys on second and third and less than two outs and we just got the one,” said Cooney. “We didn’t know that was going to be our last opportunity but we missed that one and it turned out to be a key thing.”

George Arroyo and David Martinez were responsible for Carpinteria’s other hits.

It was the first league matchup between the two rivals since 2010 and both teams came into the game at 1-3 in the standings. They meet again on Friday at Calderwood Field in Carpinteria.

“The game hinged on just a few plays which went their way today. The good news is that we get to muster our competitive energy and try it again Friday,” Cooney said.

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