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Aldrich, Caulfield spark Vaqueros to 12-4 rout in opener

Right fielder Pat Caulfield went 2-4 and drove in 3 runs from the leadoff position. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)
Right fielder Pat Caulfield went 2-4 and drove in 3 runs from the leadoff position. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)

Jack Aldrich tossed six innings of one-hit ball on Friday in his SBCC debut and Patrick Caulfield went 2-4 with three RBIs, leading the Vaqueros to a 12-4 season-opening triumph over West L.A. in Culver City.

Aldrich, a freshman left-hander from  Oaks Christian High, struck out six and didn't walk a batter. He didn't allow a hit until Danny Rodriguez singled with one out in the sixth. Michael Jacobson fanned six more in 2 2/3 innings and also allowed a two-run double in the ninth. Logan Hudson came in and he gave up another two-run double and hit a batter before getting Julian Huerta on a flyout to end the game.

Caulfield, who led off and played right field, had a two-run double that gave the Vaqueros a 3-0 lead in the third.

Santa Barbara scored two more in the fifth, loading the bases on singles by Addison Lueras, Caulfield and Boston Hubbard. Jared Young-Hiskey drew a walk for an RBI and Caulfield scored on a double-play grounder.

Center fielder Elijah Hodges went 2-3 with two runs and two walks.

The Vaqueros got five unearned runs, thanks to four Wildcat errors.

SBCC will play its home opener on Saturday when West L.A. comes to Pershing Park for a 1 p.m. contest.