Cuesta Sports Update: Week of 04/06/15

This is the Cuesta Sports Update for the
week of April 6 2015. I’m Peter Schuler, and in softball,
freshman outfielder Chey Hufstetler’s three-run home run in the fifth inning broke open the Cougars game with Oxnard and helped the Cougars snap a six-game losing streak. Pitcher Marissa Tabares hurled a complete game for her first win since March 12th. Cuesta beat Oxnard 7-5 to sweep the
season series with the Condors and improved to 9-14 overall and 5-3 against the Western State Conference. The Cougars are alone in second place in the conference and control their playoff destiny. Cuesta plays at Moorpark next tuesday The Cougars beat the Raiders in San
Luis Obispo on March 12 thanks to a game winning homerun by Chey Hufstetler. The Cougars were also scheduled to play
Desert in a non-conference game in Santa Maria at Allan Hancock on Saturday however this game has been cancelled.
2014 Western State Conference Player of the Year and all-state shortstop Bre Ojala will miss
the remainder the season with a broken scapula Ojala was injured in the Cougars’ March
21st loss at Cabrillo which ignited Cuesta’s six-game losing
streak. Ojala has missed the last seven games but still leads the team and triples, home runs, and RBI. The
premature end of her Cuesta career throws into shortly for exceptional
players a cougar or Joe hold the quest a career records for batting average, slugging, on-base
percentage and runs per game. She also holds the
school record for career triples and is in the top 10 all-time for career runs scored, home runs, RBI and even hit by pitch. the loss of Ojala opened a big hole in the
Cougars batting order and infield defense, which her teammates will have to overcome as she cheers them on from the bench as they vie for a playoff spot. Baseball climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a pair of wins over
ranked teams in the Hancock Cuesta Spring Break
Classic. The Cougars used only two pitchers in the week as they took down number three Cypress 2-1 on Tuesday and number two Fresno
City 8-1 on Thursday. The Cougars are 14 – 13 overall. Baseball returns to the Western State Conference play as they try to make a bid for a conference title and a playoff berth The Cougars have won 14 of their past 21 games after opening the season 0-6 and are in third place in the conference
standings. The Cougars host Moorkpark on Thursday and travel to Moorpark on Saturday. The Cougars ended the week with nine games left on the schedule and the game against the scheduled for
Tuesday against second place and number five ranked Santa Barbara has been postponed and will be played on Monday April 13 Sophomore hurler Jackson Gentes and
Alex Fagalde each other complete game victory for the
Cougars last week the offense taken both of them pitchers to early leads and played strong defense on the week.
Track and field sent 3 decathletes to the 2015 3 CAA regional Aptech finals in San
Diego this Tuesday and Wednesday The top performer in this meet will
automatically qualify for the 2015 3 CAA State Track & Field Championships me kicks off a track and field’s seven
weeks championship competition 2014 Western State Conference runner-up Matteo Abreu joins sophomore Max Clark and freshman
Matt Tyler for the meet. Clark leads a group with a qualifying mark of 5605 points at the Westmont
multi-event meet. Tyler scored five thousand five hundred
and thirty-seven points there while Abreu compiled 5,024 points. Track and field sent a dozen men and two women to San Francisco State’s Distance
carnival last Friday and Saturday Sophomore distance runner Brandon
Messerly led the men with a pair of great runs he won his heat in the 1500 meter run
all the time three minutes 53.0 seven seconds which moved him into number two all-time at Cuesta and this time up 14 minutes 57.2
seconds in the 10,000 meter run made him the
third runner in Cuesta history to eclipse 15 minutes in the event. Teammate Connor Fisher is right behind Messerly in the 1500s and ranks fourth all-time at Cuesta in that event and the other distance events steepler Lawrence Stokes finished the
steeplechase in 9 minutes and 56.1 seconds and harrier Roberto Bazan’s time of
fifteen minutes eleven-point and a half seconds in
the 5k move them both to number eight all-time in their respective events. The Cougars also sent 3 pole
vaulters in the San Francisco State Distance Carnival On the women’s side, pole vaulter Augusta Thompson, who was one of two Cuesta women in the event finished second overall with a leap of
twelve feet 4 inches Cuesta’s Joe Dryer won the men’s
competition with a leap of 14 feet seven and a half inches. swim and dive
team both took last week off from competition to train for the 2015 Western State Conference Swim &Dive
Championships. The Cougars are putting it hard this spring break and will begin their taper when they return to classes next week. The championship is a three-day meet which runs from April
16th April 18th the 2015 3 CAA State Swim & Dive Championships begins April 30th, That does it for your Cuesta Sports Update for the week of April 6 2015 I’m peter schuller and I will see you at the Games

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