Bryce Warrecker threw five shutout innings, and Santa Barbara High took a 7-0 lead before holding on for a 7-4 non-league baseball win over Calabasas on Monday at Eddie Mathews Field.
The game was the Dons’ final tune-up before their Channel League opener Friday against San Marcos at home.
Warrecker, a Cal Poly signee, struck out five and gave up four hits.
“Bryce pitched really well today and held Calabasas bats at bay,” said SBHS coach Steve Schuck.
Luke Wechsler pitched the final two innings. He ran into trouble in the seventh when Santa Barbara committed an error with two outs. The Coyotes scored four unearned runs before Dons got the final out.
Anthony Firestone paced the Santa Barbara offense with two hits.
“We hit the ball really hard and every player had at least one quality at-bat,” said Schuck.
Santa Barbara (5-1) scored four runs in the second inning. Oliver McGibben singled to score Ty Montgomery for the first run. UCSB commit Nick Oakley added a two-run single and Firestonee drove in Oakley with a sacrifice fly.
Santa Barbara added thee runs in the sixth inning.