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  1. Blaze rallies for five in eighth, beats SJ Giants

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Saturday, Apr 19 2014 10:35 PM

    A five-run eighth inning rally helped the Bakersfield Blaze overcome a four-run San Jose Giants lead and notch their 12th win of the season Saturday, 7-6.

    Seth Mejias-Brean knocked in two runs while hitting his third homer of the season, which he hit in the eighth after Jesse Winker led off the inning with a walk.

    After that, the Blaze (12-5) scored on a throwing error by Giants pitcher Ian Gardeck on a John Tolisano sacrifice bunt, and later scored on a ground out by Ryan Wright and on a single by Juan Perez.

    Winker and Kyle Waldrop each added two hits for the Blaze. Marquez Smith was 3 for 4 on the night with two runs scored. Carlos Gonzalez worked the ninth to earn his third save of the season. Jake Johnson pitched a scoreless eighth...

  2. Blaze blanks Nuts again

    MODESTO -- Jesse Winker went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run to highlight a 13-hit attack that led the Bakersfield Blaze to a 7-0 California League shut-out win over the Modesto Nuts Wednesday night. Winker added two doubles and finished...

  3. Modesto rallies past Blaze

    The Modesto Nuts erased a five-run deficit with a six-run sixth inning on the way to a 9-5 victory Monday over the Blaze. Ryan Wright had two hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and a double, and also scored twice for...

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    OUTLAWS: Check out the 1978 souvenir team program

    In 1978, the Bakersfield Outlaws joined the Class-A California League as an unaffiliated team. Managed by former major leaguer George Culver, the team featured many locals and several fringe prospects from several teams.  You can see the...

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    OUTLAWS: Tulacz and the bus, all part of the fun

    Pitcher Mike Tulacz, according to John Moncier, was "an absolute Elvis freak." Tulacz worshiped Presley's music and Presley, not necessarily in that order, and was a regular performer with teammate Bob Madden, when the duo would entertain...

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    OUTLAWS: A look back at the hijinks that made Bakersfield's 1978 team

    M ore than three decades ago, the tone was pretty well set for the new, minor-league baseball team on its season-opening, six-game homestand at Sam Lynn Ballpark. The locals lost all six, giving up 68 runs in the process. And it got...

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    Blaze finds winning formula to start season

    Sam Lynn Ballpark has housed Bakersfield's minor-league baseball team nearly every year since it opened in 1941, but rarely has it felt as much like home to the players than this spring. Eighteen of the 26 players on the Blaze roster...

  8. San Jose powers past Blaze, 9-2

    Elliott Blair hit two homer, including one with a man aboard in a 4-run seventh to lead the San Jose Giants to a 9-2 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze in Thursday night's California League game at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Mac Williamson followed...

  9. Local report: Blaze rolls past Stockton, 8-3; improves to League-best 11-3

    STOCKTON -- Blaze right-hander Ben Lively pitched six shutout innings and Bakersfield broke the game open with a four-run eighth to beat Stockton 8-3 Wednesday night. At 11-3, the Blaze has the best record in the California League and...

  10. Local report: BC baseball falls to College of the Sequoias

    An early six-run lead gave College of the Sequoias the edge Tuesday night as the Giants beat Bakersfield College 6-3 in baseball. The loss halted a 4-game winning streak for the Renegades (12-19, 8-10 WSC) and put them in fifth place in...

  11. Local report: Blaze falls behind big early, loses to Ports

    The Bakersfield Blaze fell behind big early, and made it interesting late before ultimately having the final out recorded in a rundown, and the Stockton Ports grabbed the opener of a three-game series by the final score of 7-5 at Banner...

  12. Blaze breaks out bats against Giants

    SAN JOSE -- The Bakersfield Blaze's Marquez Smith had a big game, batting in three runs, scoring three times on three hits -- including a triple -- in Sunday's 10-4 win over the San Jose Giants. Juan Silva also drove in two runs on three...

  13. Local report: Mejias-Brean drives in 2 for Blaze in win over Giants

    SAN JOSE -- Seth Mejias-Brean batted in two runs Friday and the Bakersfield Blaze stayed tied for the best record in the league with a 5-2 win over the San Jose Giants. The Blaze leads the Cal League's North Division with a 7-2 mark in...

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