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Week in Sports: UCSB Goes for Sweep Against Pacific


UCSB has rebounded from its longest slump of the baseball season with three consecutive victories and will be going for a sweep of the Pacific Tigers Sunday (April 5) at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Gauchos ace Mike Ford will take the mound for the first pitch at 1 p.m.

After dropping two Big West games at Cal State Northridge last weekend and a nonconference game against San Diego State, the Gauchos turned around to whip the Aztecs, 15-7, and they dealt a pair of nines in 9-8 and 9-6 wins over Pacific.

UCSB is 17-8 overall and 3-2 in the Big West entering Sunday’s game.

High school teams return to action this week after most of them took a spring break. Among the top games is Tuesday’s showdown at Santa Barbara High‘s Eddie Mathews Field between the San Marcos Royals and the host Dons.

Here is a list of events to check out:

TOP SPORTING EVENTS: APRIL 5-14

Sunday, April 5

College baseball - Pacific at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Track & field - Easter Relays Youth and Masters Meet, SBCC La Playa Stadium, 8 a.m.

Monday, April 6

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Cafe, noon.

Tuesday, April 7

College baseball - Pepperdine at UCSB, 2 p.m.; L.A. Mission at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.

College women’s tennis - St. Mary’s at UCSB, 1:30 p.m.

High school baseball - San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.; St. Bonaventure at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

High school softball - Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.; Hueneme at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8

College baseball - Porterville at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.

College men’s volleyball - Moorpark at SBCC, 6 p.m.

High school track & field - Santa Barbara vs. Ventura at San Marcos, 2:45 p.m.

High school softball - Bishop Diego at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 9

College softball - L.A. Pierce at SBCC (2), Pershing Park, 1 p.m.

High school baseball - Oak Park at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball - St. Joseph at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10

College softball - Cal State Northridge at UCSB (2), noon.

High school baseball - Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

High school softball - Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.; Ventura at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 11

Running - Are You Tough Enough 100K, Toro Canyon to Nojoqui Falls Park, starts at 4 a.m. (individuals) and 7 a.m. (teams).

College softball - Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College men’s tennis - Loyola Marymount at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 13

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Cafe, noon.

Tuesday, April 14

College softball - Hancock at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.

High school swimming - San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 2:30 p.m.

High school baseball - Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

High school softball - Santa Ynez at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.; Buena at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball - San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.; Santa Ynez at Dos Pueblos, 6:30 p.m.

UPCOMING RUNS

Saturday, April 18 - Santa Barbara Chardonnay 10-Miler and Patsy Dorsey 5K, Leadbetter Beach, 8 a.m. Sign-up information.

Saturday, April 25 - Gaucho Gallop (10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile Dog Dash, Kid’s Dash), UCSB lagoon, 8 a.m. Sign-up information..

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