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Saturday, Apr 26 2014 10:34 PM

Local report: Wright's 2-run double lifts Blaze in 11th

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

SAN JOSE -- Ryan Wright ripped a two-run double in the 11th inning and Seth Mejias-Brean followed with an RBI single to lead the Bakersfield Blaze to a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Giants at Municipal Stadium.

The Blaze's Ryan Benedetto began the 11th with a single to right. Juan Silva then bunted right to relief pitcher Ryan Bradley (0-2), who spun and fired wildly into center field, putting runners at second and third with no outs, setting the table for Wright.

Wright lined a shot into right-center field for the game-winner.

Reliever and winner Jimmy Moran (3-1) worked 2-2/3 innings. He allowed no hits, no runs, one walk and struck out three. Closer Carlos Gonzalez earned his fifth save. He struck out two in the 11th.

The win moves the Blaze back to a season-best nine games over .500 at 16-7. Bakersfield is 3-0 in extra innings.

Chris Berset had three hits, including a double, for the Blaze. Wright had two hits, two runs and a stolen base.

The series with San Jose, and the road trip, each conclude with a game at 1 p.m. today.

Ben Lively will pitch for the Blaze against first-round draft pick Chris Stratton.

On Friday, San Jose rallied for five seventh-inning runs on the way to a 5-3 victory in a rain-dampened game at Municipal Stadium.

Bakersfield starter Drew Cisco caried a shutout into the seventh, when he was dinged for three earned runs before reliever Jake Johnson recorded the first out of the inning with the game tied 3-3.

Kyle Waldrop led Bakersfield with three hits in the contest, and Marquez Smith and Juan Perez each had an RBI.

CSUB beaten in softball finale

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mo.-Kansas City scored the game's only run in the bottom of the seventh to hand Cal State Bakersfield a 1-0 loss Saturday afternoon in the Roadrunners' regular-season softball finale.

CSUB (15-38-1, 4-11 Western Athletic Conference) will be the fifth seed at the WAC Tournament that will be held May 8-10 in Seattle.

Kansas City, held hitless by CSUB starter Kelsie Monroe until the fifth inning, had a leadoff double by Alexandra Friloux in the bottom of the seventh. After a sacrifice and strikeout, Aly Zembruski singled to left to win the game. Zembruski's infield single broke up Monroe's no-hit bid.

CSUB stranded eight baserunners, including three in the second when it loaded the bases with one out. Ashley Carter doubled and eventually reached third base in the fourth but was stranded.

CSUB 8th in women's golf

MESA, Ariz. -- Cal State Bakersfield rests in eighth place after two rounds of the Western Athletic Conference Championships at par-72, 6,163-yard Longbow Golf Club.

CSUB's Jordanne Barr is tied for 29th with a 175 score after shooting a 12-over-par 84 Saturday.

CSUB's Malea Miller, who was tied for 11th after Friday's opening round, is now tied for 29th after shooting 95 Saturday and also has a 175.

Other Bakersfield players are Michelle Martel (91 Saturday, 184 total), Micah Lopez (96, 191) and Chandler Bullman (99, 192).

Idaho has a four-stroke lead over New Mexico State entering today's final round.

Idaho's Leilanie Kim and Cassie McKinley are tied for the individual lead with 8-over-par 152.

CSUB women's water polo

LOS ANGELES -- Cal State Bakersfield concluded its season with a 21-3 loss to No. 3-ranked USC in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament consolation bracket.

Bakersfield concludes its season 12-22. USC (23-3) advances to today's fifth-place match vs. San Jose State.

The Trojans (23-3) led 7-0 after the first quarter and 12-0 at halftime. Niki De Leon, Janelle Shelby and Bridgette Souza had the CSUB goals.

Freshman goalie Courtney Wahlstrom had six saves and finishes the season with 310 saves this season, the most in the MPSF and the fourth-most in a season in CSUB's history.

Rodeo set for next weekend

The Ram Rodeo Series will be in Bakersfield Friday and Saturday for The Stampede Days Rodeo, presented by the Kern County Sheriff's Reserve Association.

Stampede Days will be entering its 28th year, bringing back seven of its most popular events, including bull riding, team roping and steer wrestling.

Advance tickets are available for $16 at the Emporium Western Store on 19th Street and Andies Scrapbooking on Planz Road. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $30 each. The rodeo will help raise funds for new equipment and training of reserve deputies.

Battle of the Badges May 16

Police officers, firefighters and other public safety officials will compete in the 20th Annual Battle of the Badges boxing event May 16 at Cal State Bakersfield's Icardo Center.

Proceeds from the event, which features exhibition boxing matches, will benefit the Police Activities League. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with fights starting at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $20 at the downtown and southwest police stations, as well as Bakersfield Pal Center, 301 East 4th St. and Mr. Tuxedo, 2409 Brundage Ln.

Reserved ringside tickets are available for $40.

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