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College Softball: Cal Poly is swept at home by fifth-ranked UCLA

Cal Poly second baseman Shea Williams throws to first base during the Mustangs’ doubleheader loss to UCLA on Tuesday.
Cal Poly second baseman Shea Williams throws to first base during the Mustangs’ doubleheader loss to UCLA on Tuesday. jmellom@thetribunenews.com

The Cal Poly softball team dropped a pair of nonleague games to No. 5 UCLA on Tuesday at Bob Janssen Field.

The Bruins (21-4) won the opener 5-3 but scored just two earned runs off Cal Poly starter Anna Cahn.

Krysten Cary had two hits and an RBI for the Mustangs, while Trista Thomas added a two-run double.

Cahn (8-4) took the loss for Cal Poly after striking out three in a complete game.

Cary added two hits and an RBI in the late game, a 4-1 UCLA victory.

Thomas, Nora Sobczak and Dana Perez each added a hit in defeat.

Rebecca Patton took the loss for Cal Poly (11-10), allowing three earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in a complete game.

UCLA is now 3-0 against Cal Poly this year. They claimed an 8-0 win at the Stacy Winsburg Memorial Invitational in Los Angeles in February.

The Mustangs will travel to Tempe, Ariz., to play a four-game set with Arizona State starting on Friday.

Moorpark 3, Cuesta 1;Moorpark 1, Cuesta 0

The Cougars (11-14, 5-3 Western State Conference) struggled offensively against Moorpark’s Kelly Eder, who gave up just one run in two complete game performances.

Cuesta’s Rachel Thompson allowed four runs in two complete games losses.

Thompson, Laura Haines and Brittani Gregory had two hits each for the Cougars in the first game.

Eder scattered nine hits in the first game before allowing just five in the late game shutout.

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