SANTA ANA, Calif. - No. 4 Santa Ana Baseball is headed to round two of the CCCAA Southern California Regionals after exploding for 19 runs in game two of their round one matchup against No. 13 Santa Barbara City (23-19, 16-8).
The Dons (31-10-1, 13-8) swept the SBCC Vaqueros with a 5-4 game one win followed by a 19-4 victory on Saturday.
In game one, Santa Ana benefitted from a solid pitching performance from Brady Ashworth, who started and struck out five while going 7.2 innings before exiting with a no-decision.
But when it mattered, it was Ryann Stock who stole the show with a clutch bases-loaded walk-off single to give SAC the 5-4 game one win.
On Saturday, the Dons took that momentum and unloaded on the Vaquero pitching staff with a 20 hit, 19 run performance.
SAC cruised to a game two win to set up a round two matchup against No. 5 Palomar that is set to start on Friday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m.