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Sports Highlights: April 27-May 10


Freshman phenom Andrew Vasquez will be on the mound today (Fri., April 27) for the UCSB Gauchos when they open a three-game Big West baseball series against UC Davis at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Vasquez, a 6’6” southpaw, sports a 5-3 record and a 1.79 ERA. Game time for the opener is 3 p.m., and it’s 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Gauchos are third in the conference standings and still have series to play against UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly.

SBCC has played its best baseball on the homestretch of the Western State Conference season and has a shot at the Southern California Regionals, depending on the outcome of this weekend’s games. Freshman pitcher Brendon Shoemake hurled the Vaqueros to a 7-2 victory over Oxnard on Thursday. They wrap up the regular season at Oxnard today.

Westmont College’s fate hinges on back-to-back double-headers against Vanguard today and Saturday. The Warriors have to win at least three of the four games to be in the running for the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament. Saturday’s twin bill will be on the Westmont diamond.

Soccer teams of the past and present will be on display at UCSB on Saturday in a series of games that are part of the All-Gaucho Reunion.

UCSB’s rugby club faces Oregon State on Saturday at Stanford in the USA Rugby Collegiate Sweet 16. The Gauchos are hoping for an Elite Eight rematch on Sunday against San Diego State, the only team to beat them this year.

In high school baseball, Dos Pueblos leads the Channel League race. The Chargers play at Santa Barbara today and host a showdown with Buena on Tuesday.

Two fund-raising events for runners and walkers are Saturday’s Gaucho Gallop at UCSB and the first 5K for Mental Illness on Sunday, May 6. See the listing below.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Friday, April 27

Special Olympics – Santa Barbara School Games, SBCC La Playa Stadium, 9:30 a.m.

High school baseball – Kilpatrick at Bishop Diego, 2:30 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.

College baseball – UC Davis at UCSB, 3 p.m.

High school swimming – Orcutt Academy at San Marcos, 3 p.m.

High school softball – Buena at San Marcos, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

College soccer exhibitions at Harder Stadium – UCSB women vs. Alumni, 11 a.m.; UCSB Alumni men (over 30) vs. Westmont Alumni, 1 p.m.; UCSB men vs. Alumni (under 30), 2:30 p.m.; UCSB Pioneer Legacy men’s team vs. UCSB women’s club team, 4:30 p.m.

High school baseball – Nordhoff at San Marcos (2), 10 a.m.

College baseball – Vanguard at Westmont (2), 12 p.m.; UC Davis at UCSB, 1 p.m.; Oxnard at SBCC, 2:30 p.m.

High school softball – Mission Prep at Bishop Diego, 1 p.m.

Basketball – High Desert Spartans at Santa Barbara Breakers, San Marcos High, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, April 29

College baseball – UC Davis at UCSB, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 30

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1

High school swimming – Channel League Prelims (girls) at Dos Pueblos, 2 p.m.

High school baseball – Buena at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

High school softball – Bishop Diego at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – Carpinteria at Laguna Blanca, 5 p.m.; Buena at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2

High school swimming – Channel League Prelims (boys) at Dos Pueblos, 2 p.m.

High school baseball – Oaks Christian at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

High school boys volleyball – Dunn at Laguna Blanca, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 3

High school softball – Buena at Dos Pueblos, 3:30 p.m.; Villanova Prep at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.; Santa Clara at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 4

High school swimming – Channel League Finals at Dos Pueblos, 2 p.m.

High school baseball – Lompoc at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.; Santa Paula at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

College baseball – UCSB at UC Irvine, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 5

College softball – Cal Poly at UCSB (2), 12 p.m.

High school softball – Santa Barbara at Bishop Diego (2), 1 p.m.

College baseball – UCSB at UC Irvine, 1 p.m.

Basketball – Santa Monica Jump-USA at Santa Barbara Breakers, San Marcos High, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 6

College softball – Cal Poly at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College baseball – UCSB at UC Irvine, 2 p.m.

Monday, May 7

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8

High school softball – Santa Clara at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9

High school baseball – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Malibu at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

High school softball – San Marcos at Carpinteria, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 10

High school baseball – Fillmore at Bishop Diego, 3:30 p.m.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Saturday, April 28 – Gaucho Gallop, 10K/5K, UCSB Harder Stadium, 8:15 a.m. ucsbruns.com.

Saturday, May 5 – 5K Walk/Run for Mental Wellness, Montecito Lower Manning Park, 8:30 a.m. mentalwellnesscenter.org.

Saturday, May 12 – Wine Country Half Marathon, Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, 7 a.m. runsantaynez.com.

Saturday, May 26 – Lakes of Love 4-Mile Run/Walk for Cancer Research, Stow Grove Park, 9 a.m. active.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Monday, May 21 – 45th Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame Banquet, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 5:30 p.m. Inductees: John Barbieri, Nancy Craig, Mark French, Tony Gilbert, Bob Guillen, John Pate, Dawn Schroeder, Chris Segesman, Janelle Thompson; Bill and Kristi Parish. Reservations: www.sbart.org.

Saturday-Monday, May 26-28 – 53rd City Golf Championship. Santa Barbara Golf Club. www.sbcitygolf.com.

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