SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara scored just one run at San Marcos but it was enough to knock off the Royals in a Channel League contest.
Linus Holmberg singled in Bijan Palme with two outs in the seventh inning as the Dons shutout San Marcos 1-0 to improve to 2-3 in league. It was the Royals first loss in four league games.
Santa Barbara's Alex Chicote pitched five innings of 2-hit shutout ball and Tim Piozet pitched two innings of scoreless relief to get the win.
Mason Metcalfe pitched a complete game but took the loss.
The two teams play at Santa Barbara High School on Friday.