The Hancock baseball team is 1-7 on the road, but the Bulldogs are 7-0 at home.

The Bulldogs rallied past College of the Sequoias for a 6-4 non-conference win at their Hancock diamond to remain unbeaten on their home field.

The Giants, with two runs in the top of the second against Hancock starter Nic Cardinal, but the Bulldogs tied it in the third on a Jake Shusterich two-run, two-out single. A four-run seventh inning lifted the Bulldogs to the win.

Daniel Curiel singled home Dave Demeter from second base to put Hancock ahead for good at 3-2. Cordell Bowie drew a bases-loaded walk to force in another run, Brian Dowel drove in Curiel with a sacrifice fly to right and Reed Odland drew another bases-loaded walk to force in another run.

The Giants scored two unearned runs against Hancock closer Phil Almanza in the ninth, but Almanza got a groundout to end it and earn his fourth save.

Cardinal scattered two runs and five hits in his seven-inning start.

Brendan Gomez finished with two hits in Hancock's nine-hit attack.

Hancock will host Taft at 2 p.m. Wednesday in another non-league game.

Santa Ynez 9, Morro Bay 0

Santa Ynez starter Ben Moore, and relievers Nolan Morrison and Ethan Usher combined on a three-hitter as Santa Ynez (2-1, 1-0) won at home in its Los Padres League opener.

The game was Morro Bay's season opener as well at its league opener.

Moore pitched into the fifth inning. Usher closed it out.

Cole Knightley and Colin Jamison both had a double and an RBI as the Pirates of Santa Barbara County beat the Pirates of San Luis Obispo County.


Santa Ynez 5, St. Joseph 5 (tie)

At St. Louis de Montfort, St. Joseph's home diamond, the season opener for both teams was called after the regulation seven innings because of darkness.

Freshman Micahela Baker hit a two-run single for the visiting Pirates. Mckinnzie Grossini, another freshman, had an RBI for Santa Ynez.

Yesenia Vega went 2-for-4. Armani Garcia, who pitched the Pirates into the CIF Southern Section Division 7 championship game last year, struck out four.

Santa Maria 5, Pioneer Valley 3

Santa Maria pitcher Xchelle Glidewell went 2-for-2 with an RBI as the Saints won at Pioneer Valley in their season opener.

Deja Alcivar was Santa Maria's RBI leader with two. She went 2-for-4. Exandra Madrigal also went 2-for-4 for Santa Maria. She drove in a run.  

Boys volleyball

Cabrillo 3, Mission Prep 1

The Conquistadores started their season with a non-league win at home over the Royals. Set scores were 25-5, 14-25, 25-14, 25-12.

Joey Brown led the Conqs with seven kills and two blocks. Cabrillo setter Curtis Rogers had 16 assists. Sean Wood added five kills and four aces, and Chris Campos racked up five kills.

Righetti 3, Santa Ynez 2

The Warriors rallied for a 25-20, 19-25, 20-25, 28-26, 15-11 win at Santa Ynez in their season opener.

Mason Passmore led Righetti with 11 kills, five blocks and five aces. Andrew Wyatt was the team's kill leader with 12. He also served two aces.

Tanner Scott racked up seven kills for Righetti, Nathan Bakke smacked six and Jairo Grimaldo had five. 

Pioneer Valley 3, Santa Maria 2

The Panthers fended off the Saints 25-15, 21-25, 25-16, 19-25 and 15-13.

Freshman middle blocker Shamar Arriola had four aces, two blocks and five kills for the Panthers.

Senior libero Christian Fernandez added 30 digs and three aces

Pioneer Valley hosts Orcutt Academy Thursday at 6 p.m.

Boys tennis

Santa Barbara Doubles Tournament

Five Arroyo Grande doubles teams, two in the "A" flight, two in the "B" flight and one in the "C" flight, took part in the Santa Barbara High School Doubles Tournameant last weekend.

Eagles Austin Bricker and Dylan Black went 2-1 and finished third in the "A" flight. Teammates Gavin Silva and Tim Hinrichs went 0-3 in the "A" flight.

Arroyo Grande's Joey Kullman and Isaiah Sczbecki went 2-1 in the "B' flight and finished second there. Ryan Arcangel and Derek Kim went 0-3 in the 'B" flight.

Caleb Bristol and Bryce Tencati, at 1-2, finished fourth in the "C" flight.


Righetti boys 207, Nipomo 74

Righetti girls 169, Nipomo 103

Righetti teams won their respective season openers at this non-league meet at Righetti.

The Warriors won nine girls events and nine boys events.

Denise Dominguez took the girls 50 freestyle in 25.90 seconds, the 100 backstroke in 1:07.91, swam the first leg for Righetti's winning 200 medley relay team and anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay team.

Teammate Chelsey Kang won the 200 individual medley in 2:31.63 and swam the first leg for Righetti's 200 freestyle relay team.

Other Righetti girls open event winners included Helena Rimes in the 200 freestyle, Quinn McGinty (she swam the scond leg for the 200 free relay team) in the 100 freestyle and Jessica Powell in the 100 breaststroke.

Ean Weaver had a four-for-four day for the Righetti boys. He won the 200 individual medley in 2:11.62, the 100 butterfly in 1:00.65, swam the third leg for the winning 200 medley relay team and swam the second leg for the winning 400 relay squad.

Other Righetti boys open event winners included Simon Goldin n the 200 free, Ryan Trenev in the 50 free, Simon Goldin in the 100 free and Noah Wasylychyn in the 100 backstroke.

Nipomo's Emily Edds won the girls 500 freestyle in 5:30.20 and swam the lead-off leg for the winning 400 free relay team. Peyton Kiunke doubled for the Nipomo boys, winning the 500 free in 5:06.23 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.92.