The Hornets hosted a Santa Barbara City College in a non-conference game on Tuesday, and lost 11-8.
In the top of two, SBBC evened the game up at 1-1 on a double by Philip Quartararo that brought in Mitchell Sancier from second base. The Vaqueros added four more runs to go up 5-1. Reinhard Lautz hit one to the shortstop and ran it out for a base hit. Quartararo then scored. John Jensen hit a single to deep right field scoring Shane Hersh and Lautz.
Opening the fourth, Ryan Penabler got on third on an error by SBCC's center fielder. The next at bat had Tate Brock doubling to right field. Penabler came home bringing the Hornets within 3 runs at 5-2.
With the score 5-3, the Vaqueros jumped further ahead scoring 3 runs in the sixth on Hornet errors.
More errors hurt the Hornets in the seventh as Santa Barbara went up 9-3.
Jake Houlton did more damage for the Brahmas in the eighth hitting a two-run shot over the left field wall.
The Hornet offense came to life in the bottom if eight. Jacob Hall came up hitting a double to left field scoring Brock and PJ Gordon. Jake Bryant then knocked in Hall on a double to right center field. Ryan Aguirre lifted one to right center for a base hit bringing in Bryant cutting the deficit down at 11-7.
Up Next: The Hornets (6-7 overall) will host Bakersfield College this Thursday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm.