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Saturday, Feb 01 2014 01:15 AM

Local report: CSUB wrestlers top SF State, 24-12

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cal State Bakersfield won seven-of-10 matches and cruised to a 24-12 wrestling win at San Francisco State Friday afternoon.

CSUB (5-6) had a 21-5 technical fall victory by Bryce Hammond over Calvin Nicholls at 174 pounds. David Mesa had a 15-3 major decision win over Vincente Aboytes at 165 pounds.

The Roadrunners had decision wins by Ian Nickell (141), Dalton Kelley (149), Spencer Hill (157), Rueben Franklin (197) and Sammy Cervantes (heavyweight).

The Gators (6-4) are ranked No. 16 in the latest Division II top-20 poll.

CSUB competes at the California Collegiate Open at San Francisco State today.

Taft College baseball

TAFT -- Taft College opened its baseball season by splitting a doubleheader against Feather River College, the No. 5-ranked team in Northern California.

Feather River won the opener 7-0 and Taft won the second game 4-3.

First-game losing pitcher Brandon Van Stone allowed one run in 7-1/3 innings with four strikeouts and zero walks. Feather River scored six runs in the eighth to break open a 1-0 game.

In the second game, Taft rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the sixth.

Travis Tessandori led off with a single, Dayton Kurian followed with an RBI double and Roman Testani had an RBI single. Testani scored the tying run from third base on a balk.

Taft scored the winning run in the eighth when Testani had a one-out single and took second on a wild pickoff throw and scored on Chris Hopballe's RBI single.

Testani was 2-for-4 in each game and Kirian had three hits in the doubleheader.

Taft hosts Imperial Valley today at 1:30 p.m.

NBA D-League

The Bakersfield Jam acquired forward Renaldo Major and guard Anthony Harris.

Major (6-6, 210, Fresno State) returns to Bakersfield as the D-League's all-time scoring leaders (4,157), a milestone he achieved last season with the Jam.

In 41 games in Bakersfield last year, Major averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 29.0 minutes.

Most recently, he played in Finland for the Joensuun Kataja club and in 17 games he posted averages of 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds in 26.2 minutes.

Harris (6-2, 190, Miami) played in six games for the Jam in the 2011-12 season, where he averaged 11.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 22.8 minutes.

Harris played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this season and in eight games he averaged 7.5 points and 3.4 assists.

"We are excited to add Renaldo and Anthony to our team," said Associate Head Coach John Bryant. "They are two respected NBA D-League veterans that have both been in a Bakersfield Jam uniform. They will bring a positive and winning attitude that we feel will be a great addition to our group."

In addition, the Jam have released guard Von Wafer and guard Aaron Johnson.

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