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College Roundup: Jackson invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Former Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson has been invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine scheduled for Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Jackson is the first former Cal Poly player invited to the combine since wide receiver Ramses Barden in 2009. More than 325 of the nation’s top college players will be evaluated at the combine ahead of the NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 26-28 in New York City.

According to The Sports Network, Jackson is one of seven cornerbacks, one of 11 defensive backs and one of 22 players from FCS schools invited to the combine.

Cuesta baseball team downs College of the Sequoias

Jordan Goldsmith pitched a five-hit complete game Tuesday in leading the Cuesta College baseball team to a 6-1 win over College of the Sequoias.

The Cougars have won five straight since opening the season 0-3.

Goldsmith didn’t allow a run until the seventh inning. He struck out six and walked one in improving to 2-0.

Cuesta scored all of the runs it needed with four in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jack Colick had a two-run double in the inning.

Colick finished 2 for 4 and also scored two runs. Alex Detz and Josh Miller were both 2 for 3 for the Cougars, and Miller drove in two runs.

Cal Poly golf team ties for third

Scott Patterson finished one shot off the lead in leading the Cal Poly men’s golf team to a third-place finish at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational hosted by Southern Utah.

Patterson earned his first-ever top-five collegiate finish when he fired a final round 71 to finish at 3-under 141 for the two-day event and tied for second overall. Cal State Northridge’s Chris Russo fired 70s both days to edge Patterson by one stroke.

Cal State Fullerton overcame a four-hole first-day deficit to Southern Utah to win the tournament at 575, two strokes ahead of the Thunderbirds. Cal Poly finished with a 583 after shooting a 291 Tuesday. The Mustangs tied for third with College of Charleston.

Cuesta softball team swept by Reedley

The Cuesta College softball team was swept by Reedley in a home double-header, losing 13-4 and 14-0. Both games were called after five innings.

In the opener, Taylor Kalman, Alyssa Reynoso and Chelsea Lelito all had two hits for the Cougars (2-6).In the second game, Reynoso had two of Cuesta’s four hits.— Tribune staff report