Samsun Keithley’s return is a blessing for Santa Barbara High baseball

First-year Santa Barbara High baseball coach Donny Warrecker wasn’t sure he’d have an experienced catcher at the start of the season. His worries were eased by the quick recovery of Samsun Keithley. Keithley will be behind the plate this week when the Dons twice play rival San Marcos with a shot at winning the Channel League title at stake. Going into the week, Santa Barbara (6-4) was a half-game behind Dos Pueblos (6-3). The Chargers play three games against Ventura this week. “This … [Read more...]

SBCC baseball coach takes one for team in key conference win

SBCC baseball coach Jeff Walker credited a knock on the head for helping his baseball team win a key game against Ventura on Saturday. Walker took a foul ball to the head while standing in the on-deck circle talking to a player, “which was totally my fault," he said at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The Vaqueros won the game 6-1 to improve to 14-7 in the Western State Conference North Division and 17-16 overall. "That probably explains why we won Saturday … [Read more...]