Pixel Tracker

Tuesday, February 19 , 2019, 10:39 pm | Fair 41º

Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, The Lab, and American Riviera Bank

Antonio Andrade’s Walk-Off Hit in 9th Lifts Santa Barbara Over Santa Ynez

A two-out, bases-loaded infield single by Antonio Andrade in the bottom of the ninth gave Santa Barbara High a 4-3 win over Santa Ynez in a non-league baseball game at Eddie Mathews Field on Wednesday.

The Dons improve to 9-7 on the season while Santa Ynez is 16-8.

Caleb Norton led off the ninth with a single to right, John Jensen walked and both runners advance on an infield out. Carter Soto was walked intentionally to load the bases and the strategy appeared to work as relief pitcher Bijon Palme tapped back to the pitcher, forcing Norton at home. But Andrade stroked the first pitch from sophomore Chris Czjaka through a drawn-in infield for the game winner.

It was the second time this season Andrade won an extra-inning game with a walk-off hit. He did it in a 1-0 win over Buena in eight innings.

Kevin Gowdy started for the Dons and pitched six strong innings, allowing two runs and five hits while striking out nine and walking three.

“They are well-coached and hung in well against Kevin," Santa Barbara coach Donny Warrecker said of Santa Ynez. "Fortunately, our guys responded and earned the win under difficult weather conditions.”

Warrecker elected to bring in Palme to pitch the seventh. Santa Ynez strung together three singles, with Gabe Prendergast driving in the run to tie the score at 3-3.

Palme (2-1) worked around two errors in the eighth and held the Pirates scoreless in the ninth to earn his second extra-inning victory in relief of Gowdy.
Santa Ynez…100 000 110 — 3  9 4
Santa Barbara…000 003 001 — 4 8  1
WP:  Palme (2-1);  LP:  Czjaka (0-1)

Noozhawk sports editor Barry Punzal can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

Talk to Us!

Please take Noozhawk's audience survey to help us understand what you expect — and want — from us. It'll take you just a few minutes. Thank you!

Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.