Bakersfield College

Tuesday, Apr 22 2014 10:30 PM

Local report: CSUB baseball routed by Kansas State

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State salvaged a split of its two-game series vs. Cal State Bakersfield with a 13-0 non-conference baseball win Tuesday night.

The Roadrunners (16-23) were outhit 17-10. Kansas State (23-19) had a bases-loaded triple by Max Brown in the second inning and the Wildcats pulled away after that, scoring three runs with two outs in the fourth and made it a rout with five in the eighth.

The final score matched the worst shutout loss in CSUB's six-season history. The Roadrunners lost 13-0 to Cal on Feb. 28, 2010.

Mylz Jones, Chance Gusbeth and Jordie Hein had two hits each for CSUB.

The Roadrunners resume their Western Athletic Conference season with home games Friday, Saturday and Sunday against WAC-leading Sacramento State.

BC baseball

Jared Solf tossed a complete-game three-hitter as Bakersfield College beat West L.A. 4-1 in a Western State Conference South Division game.

BC (14-20, 9-10 WSC) scored twice in the fifth on RBI singles by Rolando Martinez and Erik Williams. The Renegades added two more in the seventh on Kaidan Meadows' two-run single.

Solf (3-4) walked two, allowed an unearned run and struck out six. He also hit five batters with pitches.

BC ends its season with a home game Thursday vs. Canyons.

Taft baseball

TAFT -- Merced College scored a first-inning run and pitchers Robbie Dallas and Hikoki Taniguchi made it stand up in a 1-0 Central Valley Conference win over Taft College.

Merced (21-13, 17-5 CVC) had a leadoff bunt single by Shota Nagato to open the game. Adam Nascimento sacrificed Nagato to second and Joseph Salmeri had a two-out, RBI single.

Taft (16-19, 10-13 CVC) had at least one baserunner in every inning except the first and third.

The Cougars, who left 12 on base, twice hit into inning-ending double plays with two runners on and had another runner out trying to steal home.

BC softball

GLENDALE -- Bakersfield College concluded its season by splitting a doubleheader against Glendale, losing the opener 6-5 and winning the second game 10-5.

Marisela Gonzales went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and three runs scored in the second game for BC (16-23, 11-10 Western State Conference Blue Division). Alex Avila went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.

In the opener, Glendale won it with two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth. Five of the Vaqueros' runs were unearned. Amanda Bundy went 2 for 3 in the opener for BC.

CSUB softball

SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Cal State Bakersfield matched its longest winning streak of the season in the first game of the non-conference doubleheader with a 7-5 eight-inning win over Cal Poly, its third straight win. The Mustangs won the second game 1-0 in nine innings.

In the opener, Sydney Raeber led off the eighth for CSUB (14-36-1) with a single. Madison Bundy sacrificed and after a strikeout, Briana Pontecorvo grounded an RBI single to center. An error scored an insurance run.

Pontecorvo and Bundy had three hits each and Pontecorvo had three RBIs.

Cal Poly (26-17) won the second game in the ninth when Mariah Cochilolo hit a one-out single, Shea Williams was hit by a pitch and Lauren Moreno rolled an RBI single through the left side of the infield.

Amy Ricciardi had a two-out single in the top of the first and CSUB did not have another hit until Karsyn Guzman and Karissa Veiga singled with two outs in the ninth. Bakersfield stranded 11 runners, mostly because of seven walks by Cal Poly starter Sierra Hyland.

Elsewhere

Former NFL coach Dick Vermeil will be a guest speaker Friday at a meeting of a Chamber of Commerce group called The Bakersfield Young Professionals.

The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bakersfield Racquet Club, 1660 Pine St.

Vermeil's 16-year NFL coaching career included stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. He now owns a winery in Napa and travels the country as a speaker. He will speak about leadership lessons.

The cost for the event is $15 for persons 21-35 years old, and $25 for all others. To RSVP, call the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce at (661) 327-4421.CSUB swimming

Cal State Bakersfield has signed five men swimmers and divers to letters of intent, according to CSUB director of swimming Chris Hansen.

The diver is Brayden Greenwald from Henderson, Nev., who was Nevada's state diving champion his sophomore year and runner-up last season.

The swimmers are Dorian Holler from Albuquerque, N.M., who is rated as the No. 1 swimming recruit in New Mexico by Collegeswimming.com and holds the state record in the 100-yard breaststroke; Ethan Pollack from Eagle Mountain, Utah, the state of Utah's No. 3 recruit according to Collegeswimming.com; Lovre Sinuc from Croatia, where he was a finalist in the 2013 European Junior Championships and competed in the 2013 World Junior Championships; and Mihael Vukic, another native of Croatia who is a transfer from the University of Louisville with three years of eligibility remaining. Vuki won the 50-meter butterfly and was second in the 50-meter frestyle at the 2012 European Championships.

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