By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
EDINBURG, Texas -- James Barragan pitched 5-2/3 innings of scoreless relief and Cal State Bakersfield came from behind to edge Texas-Pan American 3-2 Friday in a Western Athletic Conference baseball game.
The Roadrunners (15-21 overall, 8-6 WAC) won for only the third time in 14 road games this season.
Bakersfield, which trailed 1-0 and 2-1, broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the seventh.
Liberty High grad Ross Hough singled with two outs and scored from first when left fielder Shane Ammon committed an error on Jordie Hein's single.
Hough scored in the fifth to tie it 2-2. Hough reached on an error, stole second -- his first steal of the year -- and scored on Hein's single to right.
The Roadrunners scored in the third when Garces grad Nick Vehlewald was hit by a pitch, Hough singled, Hein sacrificed and former Stockdale standout Max Carter hit a sacrifice fly.
Freshman pitcher Steven Gee from Taft High made his first weekend start for the Roadrunners. He allowed two runs (one earned), three hits and walked two in 2-1/3 innings.
Hayden Carter worked one scoreless inning and Barragan, who was removed as a weekend starter because of inconsistency, allowed only one hit the rest of the game. He walked four and struck out six.
CSUB had six hits -- two apiece by Hein, Chance Gusbeth and Hough.
Alex Howe, Pan American's top hitter, scored both Broncs' runs. He also hit into a double play in the ninth after a leadoff walk.
The series concludes today with an 11 a.m. game.
Seattle University scored three first-inning runs and added another in the sixth en route to a 4-3 Western Athletic Conference softball win over Cal State Bakersfield at CSUB.
Seattle (15-28, 5-5 WAC) loaded the bases with none out in the first and Lisa Maulden lined a three-run double to left-center to make it 3-0. An RBI single after another single and sacrifice bunt gave the Redhawks a 4-0 lead.
CSUB (11-35-1, 1-9 WAC) scored three runs in the sixth. Shay Fryer drew a bases-loaded walk for the first run and Jessica Castaneda drilled a two-out, bases-loaded double that scored two more. But Fryer, the potential tying run, was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.
CSUB left the bases loaded in the second and fifth innings and stranded two runners in the fourth. Bakersfield left 11 on base in the game.
The Roadrunners play their final two home games of the season today, a doubleheader vs. Seattle that starts at 1 p.m.
CSUB water polo
Cal State Bakersfield ended its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball season with a 13-10 loss to No. 7-ranked San Jose State at the Hillman Aquatics Center.
Taylor Hanson scored four goals to lead CSUB (12-20, 0-6 MPSF). Paige Tsuruda added three goals and Janelle Shelby scored two.
CSUB will be the No. 7 seed in the MPSF Tournament that begins Friday and will face second-seeded UCLA in its first match.
SANTA CLARITA -- Alicia Torres took second in the discus with a throw of 109 feet for Bakersfield College at the Western State Conference prelims track meet at College of the Canyons.
Only a handful of events were finals. Most served as qualifiers for Friday's WSC Finals at Antelope Valley College.
In other finals, Jose Leandro was fourth in the men's pole vault (13-6) and Stephanie Perez was eighth in the women's pole vault (8-6).
Advancing to next week's WSC Finals were women participants Natalie O'Dwyer, who qualified first in the 400 (57.09) and sevneth in the 200 (25.72); Jessica Campbell, who qualified first in the 800 (2:20.30); Leah Theroux, who qualified third in the 800 (2:21.87); Jade Gridiron, who qualified fifth in the 100 (12.74) and sixth in the 200 (25.53); Amber Cruz, who qualified ninth in the 800 (2:27.82) and Orieth Rodriguez, who qualified 10th in the 1,500 (5:11.25).
For the BC men, Deion Louden qualified fourth in the 400 hurdles (56.46), sixth in the 100 (11.25) and eighth in the 200 (26.40); and Juan Calderon qualified fourth in the 800 (1:56.29).