SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Cole Schoenwetter did double-duty for San Marcos as they opened up the CIF-SS Division 3 baseball playoffs with a lopsided 12-1 win over the California Condors of Whittier.
The ace pitcher Schoenwetter struck out 7 batters and allowed just 2 hits in almost five innings of shutout ball.
No surprise there as the hard-throwing righty is a UCSB-commit and dozens of Major League Baseball scouts watch his every pitch.
But the projected high draft pick also helped himself with a single and a run scored in the first inning and he roped 3-run double in the second to give the Royals a 5-0 lead.
By the time Brad Cekada singled in two runs in the third, San Marcos was out in front 11-0.
The 3-time Channel League champion Royals will play at Tahquitz in Hemet on Tuesday in a second round playoff game.