Bakersfield Blaze

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

    Monday, Apr 14 2014 11:14 PM

    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 Island Ballpark in Stockton.

    Facing Ports starter Tim Atherton (W, 1-0) for the second time in a week, the Blaze figured to have their hands full, and after a quick start for the bats, Atherton took control.

    Neither team scored in the 1st, but the Blaze took their only lead of the game in the top of the second when John Tolisano singled, and Juan Perez slugged his second homer of the season, a line drive shot to right, putting Bakerfield on top, 2-0.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Blaze stays hot, rallies to beat Stockton, 8-6

    The Bakersfield Blaze got home runs late from Juan Perez and Chris Berset to stay hot to open the season, beating the Stockton Ports 8-6 on Wednesday. Stockton rallied back from a 6-1 deficit with five in the sixth off of relievers Tim...

  5. Ports hand Blaze first defeat, 4-1

    After averaging 13 hits and nine-plus runs during its first four games, the Bakersfield Blaze offense was shut down for the first time this season on Monday night. Bakersfield managed just a pair of hits in 4-1 loss to the Stockton Ports in...

  6. Timely hitting leads Blaze past Nuts, 6-2

    Clutch pitching and timely hitting proved to be a winning combination for the Bakersfield Blaze on Friday night. Bakersfield batters went 5 for 11 with runners in scoring position while four Blaze pitchers allowed minimal damage with...

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    Blaze opens season with win over Modesto Nuts

    It took the Bakersfield Blaze just one game to accomplish what it needed nine games to do last year. Home runs by Marquez Smith and Junior Arias helped carry the Blaze to a 9-5 season-opening victory over the Modesto Nuts on Thursday...

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    Blaze hopes new coaches, top talent makes for bright season

    The Bakersfield Blaze has a new manager, a new pitching coach and roster that features several new players and some of the Reds' top young talent. The Blaze takes the field tonight at Sam Lynn Ballpark for its season opener against the...

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    Local report: Memorial service for Agu set for Friday

    The memorial service for former Frontier football player Ted Agu will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Bakersfield. Agu, who was a senior football player at Cal, died the morning Feb. 7 after a team training run...

  10. Blaze names ex-MLB infielder Kelly manager

    Nine-year Major League veteran Pat Kelly will manage the Bakersfield Blaze in 2014, the Blaze and Cincinnati Reds announced Monday. Kelly, who played for the Yankees, Cardinals and Blue Jays, has managed the Reds' Rookie affiliate in...

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    Previous owner reclaims the Blaze; league looking for a new city

    The California League began looking for a new home city for the Bakersfield Blaze Monday after failed efforts to build a new stadium here prompted an Indiana businessman to reclaim ownership of the team. D.G. Elmore announced Monday he is...

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    What's next for Bakersfield Blaze ballclub, owners?

    A new stadium for the Bakersfield Blaze was dealt a staggering -- if not fatal -- blow last week. But the Blaze will remain in Bakersfield and continue playing at ancient Sam Lynn Ballpark, at least for the short term. Plenty of questions...

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    Duran hits 3 home runs in season-ending loss

    VISALIA -- Bakersfield's Juan Duran hit three solo home runs, but the Visalia Rawhide rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Blaze in Monday's California League regular season finale. The Rawhide scored two in the second and three in the... Daily Deal!

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