Carpinteria paid for defensive lapses in the fourth inning and suffered a 19-7 loss to Santa Paula in a Citrus Coast League baseball game on Thursday.
Issac Cervantes, who just rejoined the team after football season, and Erich Goebel pitched well for the Warriors before the defense fell apart.
“We had the inning where the wheels came off, but it was a game with many positives,” said Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney. “Miles Souza had a great game at shortstop, our young catcher Diego Nieves was courageous and senior Issac Cervantes pitched with grit as he only has two practices under his belt. We’ll be alright. Definitely saw some encouraging signs.”
Goebel paced the offense, going 3 for 3 with two runs scored. Souza had two hits, two runs and a RBI, and freshman Oscar Velazquez had a hit, a RBI and a run scored.
The Warriors return to CCL action next Tuesday at Booty Sanchez Field, home of the Fillmore Flashes.