The baseball season has not gone entirely the way S.B. City College had hoped, but the Vaqueros still have a shot at the postseason playoffs. SBCC (22-18 overall) faces the three top teams in the Western State Conference this week, with a chance of climbing into third place. That spot is currently held by Ventura College, which comes into Pershing Park for a crucial 2:30 p.m. game today (Tue., Apr. 28). The Vaqueros also will host Hancock on Thursday and travel on Friday to Cuesta.
In other college baseball action today, UCSB hosts Cal State Bakersfield in a nonleague game, and Westmont College closes out its season at home against Azusa Pacific. In last week’s road game against the 12th-ranked Cougars, Westmont junior Tim Crabbe hurled a three-hitter for a 4-2 victory. After a 3-20 start, the Warriors have gone 13-10 in the second half of the season.
In high school baseball, San Marcos and Dos Pueblos play each other twice this week as the tight Channel League race continues.
UCSB’s track and field team has one dual meet at home this year, and it’s this Saturday against Big West rival Cal Poly.
Two weekly events for runners, swimmers, and triathletes are about to start. The first Reef & Run Summer Series launches today at the Cabrillo Bathhouse, and the popular Nite Moves begins Wednesday, May 6, at Leadbetter Beach.
Here is a list of events to check out:
TOP SPORTING EVENTS: APRIL 28-MAY 5
Tuesday, April 28
College baseball - Cal State Bakersfield at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Ventura at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.; Azusa Pacific at Westmont, 3 p.m.
High school track & field - Buena at San Marcos, 3 p.m.
High school baseball - San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Buena at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.
High school softball - Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.
High school boys volleyball - Malibu at Bishop Diego, 6:30 p.m.
Running / swimming - Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), Cabrillo Bathhouse, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 8. Sign-up information..
Wednesday, April 29
High school baseball - Oak Park at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.
High school softball - Pacifica at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.
High school track & field - St. Bonaventure, La Reina at Carpinteria, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 30
College baseball - Hancock at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.
High school boys volleyball - San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 6:30 p.m.; Buena at Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 1
College baseball - SBCC at Cuesta, 2:30 p.m.; UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.
High school swimming - Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 2:30 p.m.
High school baseball - Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Oaks Christian at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.
High school softball - San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.; Buena at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2
College softball - UC Davis at UCSB (2), 12 p.m.
College baseball - UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m.
College track & field - Cal Poly at UCSB, 12 p.m.
Pro basketball - Orange County Gladiators at Santa Barbara Breakers, SBCC Sports Pavilion, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, May 3
College softball - UC Davis at UCSB, 12 p.m.
College baseball - UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 1 p.m.
Monday, May 4
Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Cafe, noon.
College baseball - Pepperdine at UCSB, 3 p.m. (Continuation of suspended game; Pepperdine leads 8-5 with 2 outs in top of the 4th).
Tuesday, May 5
High school baseball - Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Lompoc at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.
High school softball - San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m.; Grace Brethren at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.
High school boys volleyball - Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 6:30 p.m.
Running / swimming - Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), Cabrillo Bathhouse, 6:25 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6
College baseball - UCSB at Pepperdine, 3 p.m.
High school baseball - Fillmore at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.; St. Bonaventure at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.
Running/swimming - Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through September 2. Sign-up information..
Monday, May 11 - 42nd Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame Banquet, Fess Parker’s DoubleTree, 6 p.m. Inductees: Jeff Azain, Ati Conner, Ken Duncan, Jenny Hehnke, Amelia White-Escalante, Virgil Elings, Mike Beresford, and Stubby Herman. Reservations: www.sbroundtable.org.