Apr 16, 2013 11:02 PM by Andrew Masuda

Martin's shutout leads Cuesta by SBCC and into sole possesion of first

Lompoc High graduate Lucas Martin threw a complete game 4-hit shutout to propel the Cuesta College baseball team to a 4-0 win at Santa Barbara City College on Tuesday. The victory extended the Cougars' winning streak to six games and catapulted Cuesta into sole possesion of first place in the Western State Conference at 10-5 in league and 16-15 overall. The Vaqueros dropped to
9-6 in WSC play.

Martin, a freshman lefthander, struck out 7 and walked just one batter. He improved to 6-4 on the season.

Atascadero High graduate Spencer Ruggles led the Cougars' 11-hit attack with 3 hits. Travis Beck and Nicholas Rosso each had 2.

Cuesta took a 1-0 lead with a single to center field from Rosso that scored Ruggles. San Luis Obispo High graduate Scott Shields try to score on the play, but was thrown out at the plate.

The Cougars added another run in the fourth on an error on the SBCC second baseman on a ball hit by Andrew Montanari that allowed Mac Stuart to score. They added two insurance runs in the ninth on a 2-run single from Beck.

The Cougars lead the Vaqueros by one game headed into Thursday's game at Cuesta against SBCC. First pitch is set for 2:30 pm.

Oxnard is in third place, two games back of the Cougars.



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