The Carpinteria High School baseball team beat A.B. Miller, 4-3 with a walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh at a home game on May 7. Behind senior lefty Chase Mayer, Carpinteria earned the victory in round two of the Division Six CIF baseball playoffs. With the game deadlocked at 3-3, Andy Johnson led off the seventh with a single to the right. Mayer sacrificed him to second base and Miles Souza delivered an infield hit that allowed Johnson to come home all the way from second base as the play was late at first base. Not only did Johnson score the winning run, he also played the trumpet in his uniform with the Warrior Band as they performed the National Anthem before the game. After giving up a pair of runs to the visiting Rebels in the third, the Warriors counterpunched with three runs in the fourth—Souza leading off with a double. Jacob Macias reached on a fielder's choice before Tyler Cervantes drove them both home with a shot to left. The third run scored when Jason Warren's sacrifice fly pushed pinch runner Hunter Garcia across the plate. Carpinteria will face Rio Hondo Prep who defeated Sultana of Hesperia to host the quarterfinal at John Calderwood Field at 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 10, having won a coin flip to obtain the home field advantage.

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