Pixel Tracker

Sunday, March 24 , 2019, 12:39 am | Fair 51º

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

Joshua Perlmutter’s Hitting Helps SBCC Gain Split of Twin Bill

Conner Roberts pitched five solid innings on Saturday night and Joshua Perlmutter went 3-4 with three RBI to lead SBCC to a 6-2 baseball victory and a split of its doubleheader with Chaffey at Pershing Park.

It was the first night game of the year for Santa Barbara (6-4).

The Panthers (10-3) outlasted the Vaqueros 11-8 in the first game, which featured 19 runs and 19 hits. Tommy Holguin went 2-4 with two RBI and Boston Hubbard was 2-4 with a double and an RBI triple in the ninth.

Perlmutter was playing his second and third games of the year at designated hitter. He spent the first three weeks of the season recovering from an injury in the fall season. He’s batting .417 in three games (5-12) with seven RBI.

“We played hard the first game and it just didn’t go our way,” said Perlmutter, a sophomore infielder from Encino. “We knew we could beat these guys and our energy was much better in the second game. Conner was a big part of that game and our bats were much hotter.”

The Vaqueros knocked out the starter Elias Jauregui after eight batters in the first inning. Seven straight Vaqueros reached base and they took their first lead of the day, 5-0. Perlmutter drove in two runs with a double down the left-field line and Jacob Bravo and Mason Metcalfe added RBI singles.

Roberts, a sophomore right-hander, went five innings in his first start of the year. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits. He struck out three, walked three, hit three batters and had three wild pitches.

Dylan Porter tossed three innings of one-hit ball and Ian Churchill came in to pitch the ninth.

Chuchill got two quick outs, then hit a batter and walked Andy Otterson. He struck out Brad Chesterton to end a long day of baseball that spanned nearly 7 hours.

The Vaqueros, ranked No. 12 in the Southern Cal preseason poll, will host No. 1 Orange Coast (11-2-1) on Wednesday and Thursday with both games starting at 2 p.m. 

Support Noozhawk Today!

Our professional journalists work tirelessly to report on local news so you can be more informed and engaged in your community. This quality, local reporting is free for you to read and share, but it's not free to produce.

You count on us to deliver timely, relevant local news, 24/7. Can we count on you to invest in our newsroom and help secure its future?

We provide special member benefits to show how much we appreciate your support.

I would like give...
Great! You're joining as a Red-Tailed Hawk!
  • 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.