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Back-to-back: Santa Ynez running back Logan Ast voted Player of the Week again

Back-to-back: Santa Ynez running back Logan Ast voted Player of the Week again

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Santa Ynez’s Logan Ast carries the ball against Lompoc at Huyck Stadium on March 19.  Ast has 657 yards of offense in the last two games, helping him earn back-to-back Player of the Week awards.

In the closest Player of the Week contest of the spring, Santa Ynez senior Logan Ast narrowly edged Righetti standout Chris Miller to claim back-to-back honors.

When the polls closed at 2 p.m. Friday, Ast had 1,092 total votes, 50 ahead of Miller, who was at 1,042. 

Ast wins the award after rushing for a school record 327 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-3 win over Dos Pueblos on April 2. Ast won the week prior after racking up 283 yards of offense and four touchdowns in a 46-28 win over Santa Barbara.

Miller, who actually had a 560-480 edge in voting at santamariatimes.com, was nominated after intercepting two passes, scoring touchdowns and nearly returning a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the 34-7 win over Paso Robles last week. 

Ast overcame the 80-vote deficit as his voters carried him to wins on lompocrecord.com and syvnews.com. Remember to vote on all three sites every week!

Camron Prendergast is the Pirates' nominee this week. 

Softball

St. Joseph 15, Santa Ynez 2

Lauren Swing and Lily Martinez doubled and McKinnsie Grossini singled as the Pirates scored their runs in the fourth in a loss to the Knights on Monday.

The Santa Ynez defense struggled in the first inning, and St. Joseph scored 11 times then.

Golf

Santa Ynez sweeps Lompoc

On Monday afternoon, the Santa Ynez Pirate girls and boys golf teams played Lompoc at a windy and chilly La Purisima in a non-league match.

Santa Ynez won both team matches, though Lompoc's Adam Beck shot an 81 to earn medalist honors over the 18-hole boys competition.

Sant Ynez' Bridget Callaghan, with a 48, earned the medalist honors over the nine-hole girls dual.

Callaway Winans (84) and Rye Winans (93) were the top Santa Ynez boys finishers.

Lawson Mendez (135) was second for Lompoc.

Sylvia Kostrzewa shot a 53 for the Santa Ynez girls while Pattie Matzie (61)

Aunyce DeLuna (63) were the other scorers for the Braves.

Baseball

Santa Barbara 4, Santa Ynez 2 (April 6)

Juan Perez and Zac Lee-Pavlik combined on limiting Pirates to three hits.

Jordan Harris went 2-for-4 and scored a run while driving in another.

Brian Lood and Travis Pratt pitched well for the Pirates, only allowing five hits in the loss.

Jackson Cloud played well in his catching debut, coach Warren Dickey sad. He went 1-for-2, scoring a run and driving in another.

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