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Cougars' Early Lead Doesn't Hold at Hancock

Cougars' Early Lead Doesn't Hold at Hancock

Cuesta took an early lead in Thursday's game at Allan Hancock, but the Bulldogs battled back to win, 6-4, in the second of five schedule contests betwen the local rivals.  

A Base-hit to lead-off the game by Kirk Woolf and a Free Pass to Justice Gibbons set the stage for Cuesta the early lead.  Woolf scored on AJ Esperanza's single and one batter later Nicholas Castro plated Gibbons with a Sacrifice Fly.  The Bulldogs cut the lead in half in the bottom of the frame and took their first lead in the 5th inning, 4-2.  The Cougars evened the game in the 7th on Jayden Cabbab's solo home run and a Sacrifice Fly by Woolf to score Jake Robinson.  After the stretch, Allan Hancock scored one-run in each of their last at-bats to pull away with the victory, 6-4.  

Woolf did his job at the top of the line-up by going 3-for-4 with a run scored and another driven in to lead the Cougars' offense.  The Cougars also got a boost from Freshman Jake Robinson, who impressed in his first collegiate game as an Outfielder.   A Releiver by trade, Robinson was perfect on his lone chance in Leftfield and was 2-for-4 at the plate with a Double and a run scored.

The Cuesta Nine is 1-3 on the season and back in action this Saturday at Oxnard.  The Cougars and Condors will play two on the day, with the opener at 11:30 and the nightcap scheduled for 2:30.