SIMI VALLEY — The Righetti Warriors opened their baseball season by sweeping a doubleheader from Simi Valley Royal High School.
The Warriors won the season opener 7-1 and then followed that with a 4-2 victory in the second game.
In the opener, Josh Glazewski was the starting pitcher.
Justin Glaser replaced Glazewski in the fourth inning and finished the seven-inning game to pick up the win.
On offense, Righetti had 10 hits.
The Warriors started fast, scoring two runs in the first inning and another in the second.
Royal answered with one run in the third before the Warriors put the game away with a four-run seventh.
Ryan Delgado had a double and RJ Clayton a triple in the game.
Ricky Larson took the mound for Righetti in the second game and went five innings to pick up the win.
Sutton Tomkins came on in relief in the sixth before Luke Ramos picked up a save, closing the game out in the seventh.
Royal took the early lead, scoring a run in the third inning.
Righetti then scored twice in the fifth and two more times in the seventh.
Royal scored a final run in the bottom of the seventh before Ramos sealed Righetti’s win.
Righetti (2-0) is off until Saturday, March 10 when the Warriors will host Reno (NV) Galena.
Domingues win TO Invite
St. Joseph High School's Joseph Domingues Jr. won the 2018 Thousand Oaks Invite 1600m Saturday with a personal best and new meet record of 4:21.4.
Bulldogs women sweep DH
SAN JACINTO — Bailey Killough collected seven hits, nine RBI and threw a complete, while Crystal Gonzalez drove in six runs as the Hancock College softball team swept a doubleheader from Mt. San Jacinto on Saturday 16-4 and 15-7. After taking both non-conference games in five innings, Hancock improved to 10-3-1 as Mt. San Jacinto fell to 6-7.
Killough got the Bulldogs on the board in the opening game with a two-run double in the bottom of the first.
Mt. San Jacinto answered with three runs against Killough in the second.
Hancock tied it in the bottom half on a run-scoring grounder from Nakaila Fuggs.
Hancock took the lead for good in the bottom of the third with six runs.
Alyssa Gonzalez and Crystal Gonzalez drew walks with the bases loaded to force in runs, and Gennae Abatti and Killough delivered two-run singles to push Hancock ahead 9-3.
Hancock added seven more in the fourth as Alyssa Gonzalez singled to drive in a run, Crystal Gonzalez doubled to drive in three more, Mallory Townsend followed with a RBI-double, and Killough capped the rally with a two-run home run, her second of the season.
Killough also earned the win with a complete game.
In game two, Killough started the scoring again with a RBI-single in the first.
Mackenzie Baird delivered a two-run double two batters later to give Hancock a 3-0 after one.
Mt. San Jacinto scored once in the second, but Hancock answered with five more in the second as Fuggs drove in one with a triple, Killough doubled in another, and Baird drove in two more with a two-bagger of her own. Hancock scored seven times in the fourth behind a two-run double from Nikole Cody, three-run triple from Townsend, RBI-single by Killough and a bases-loaded walk drawn by Crystal Gonzalez to cap the scoring and make it a 15-2 game after four.
Hannah Diaz threw a complete game to earn the win in game two.
The Bulldogs resume Western State Conference play Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Santa Barbara City College. Hancock plays its next three games, all conference contests, on the road.
Hancock baseball falls at Cypress
CYPRESS — Sophomore left fielder Brian Dowell slugged a grand slam, his first collegiate home run, but the Hancock College baseball team could not keep up with No. 3 Cypress on Saturday and fell 15-4.
After two meetings over a three-day period, Cypress outscored Hancock 31-7. The Chargers improved to 11-3 while Hancock fell to 7-7.
Second baseman Chad Jones and Dowell collected two hits apiece. Jake Shusterich added a single as Hancock was outhit 14-5.
Phillip Martin took the loss on the mound. The sophomore allowed eight runs, five of them earned, and five hits over 2 1/3 innings. The Chargers scored three times against both Shusterich and freshman Jesse Gasca. Jeff Fernandes allowed just one hit and an unearned run over 3 1/3 innings of relief. The Arroyo Grande High School graduate struck out four and walked two.
The Bulldogs return home, where they are 6-0, to host College of the Sequoias on Tuesday and Taft on Thursday. Both games start at 2 p.m. at John Osborne Field.