The Half Moon Bay High School boys varsity baseball team traveled to Aptos Friday afternoon for a first-round matchup in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs, and the result will be talked about for years.
Cougar ace pitcher Danny Guevara pitched his heart out in the loss, going 7 2/3 innings with three strikeouts, four hits allowed, one walk and one run allowed.
Guevara gave up a single in the first inning and did not allow another hit until the fifth. He would have retired 11 batters in a row if not for a Cougar error in the fourth.
In the eighth inning, Guevara was on fumes and the bases were loaded after a single and a walk, so the Cougars went to closer David Fisher. Fisher was cool under pressure as he got to two strikes on the batter before a line drive landed just out of reach of center fielder Cade Duncan to end the game in victory for Aptos.
Preston McAuley led the Cougars with two hits; Tristan Hofmann and Jared Mettam had one hit each. Half Moon Bay was led all season by seniors McAuley, Mettam and Luke Outman.