UC Santa Barbara outhit the Cal Poly softball team 18-7 and outscored the Mustangs 22-4 in a Big West Conference sweep Saturday at Bob Janssen Field.
UC Santa Barbara won the opener 10-2 and the nightcap 12-2 in five innings over the Mustangs(6-25, 2-3 Big West).
In the opener, Gauchos pitcher Krista Cobb threw a complete game, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits and five walks. The Mustangs managed just four singles off Cobb and were shut out until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Anna Cahn scored from third on an illegal pitch.
Rebecca Patton took the loss for Cal Poly, giving up five runs, three earned, on four hits in three innings. She struck out three and walked one. Cahn threw four innings in relief, also giving up five runs, four earned, and walking four.
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In the nightcap, the Gauchos (17-18, 3-2 Big West) lit up Trista Thomas for 12 runs, six earned, in 31⁄3 innings. They scored three runs in the second, two in the third and seven in the fourth.
The Mustangs’ two runs came in the fourth inning, when Mariah Cochiolo singled through the left side to score Ashley Romano and Nicole Lund.
Mt. San Antonio 11, Cuesta 0; Bakersfield 15, Cuesta 2
Offense was hard to come by for Cuesta as the Cougars combined for two runs and eight hits in their two games against Mt. San Antonio and Bakersfield.
Against Mt. San Antonio, the Cougars (11-23) were no-hit as the Mounties scored three runs in the first inning and four in the second. They scored three more runs in the fourth.
Against Bakersfield, the Cougars had eight hits, but a 15-run, 14-hit showing by the Renegades sent Cuesta home winless.
UC Santa Barbara 7, Cal Poly 4
Mustangs starter Steven Fischback gave up four runs and six hits in five innings as Cal Poly (11-15, 3-2) lost on the road in Big West Conference play.
Fischback left after the fifth inning, with the score tied at 4. He was relieved by Frankie Reed, who eventually gave up a three-run home run to Gauchos left fielder Joe Wallace in the bottom of the eighth inning.
It was the third home run allowed by Cal Poly pitching in the game.
Offensively for Cal Poly, Bobby Crocker was 2 for 4 with a run scored, J.J. Thompson was 2 for 4, and Jordan Hadlock was 1 for 1 with a double and a run scored.
TRACK AND FIELD
Hasay wins at Pepsi meet
Former Mission Prep star Jordan Hasay held off Washington’s Katie Flood to win the women’s 1,500-meter run for Oregon in the four-team Pepsi Team Invitational at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Hasay, making her outdoor season debut, won in 4 minutes, 18.61 seconds and had to hold on at the end to beat Flood, who was second in 4:18.80.
Hasay was running for the first time since winning the mile and the 3,000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships where Oregon also won the team title.
Oregon won both team titles. In the women’s team race, the Ducks scored 206 points to 192 for Nebraska, 146 for Stanford and 112 for Washington.
Long Beach State 6, Cal Poly 1
It seems like the magic is running out for Cal Poly.
After reeling off nine straight wins, the Mustangs have lost two straight — the latest being a loss to Big West foe Long Beach State.The 49ers swept the Mustangs in doubles, and then went on to win five of the six singles matchups.
Kathryn Webb was the only one to post a win against the 49er when she defeated Anna Jeczmionka 6-2, 6-3.