Cuesta baseball cruises past Moorpark, 7-1

Posted at 7:23 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 02:52:41-04

The Cuesta College baseball team defeated Moorpark, 7-1, in a Western State-North Conference matchup on Thursday afternoon in San Luis Obispo.

The Cougars took a 2-0 lead right away in the first inning thanks to RBI singles from Mason Grotto and Aidan Nagel. Ruben Mercado would add a sac-fly in the third to push the lead to 3-0.

Moorpark finally got on the board in the top of the seventh when James Terrazas ripped a base hit to center that scored Dominic Ruggiero to make it 3-1 in favor of the Cougars. The inning was put to rest by a sensational double play started by Mercado at short.

But Cuesta answered in its half of the seventh.

After an RBI single from Gabe Barthelmass, David Martinez laced a double down the left field line that scored Barthelmass all the way from first base to make it 5-1. The Cougars would end up scoring three runs in the seventh and another in the eighth to seal the victory.

Cuesta (19-10, 9-5) will host Santa Barbara on Saturday at 1 P.M.