By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
ARROYO GRANDE -- The Cal State Bakersfield men's golf team won its first tournament at the Division I level Friday, beating Seattle in the finals of the Cal Poly Match Play Challenge at Cypress Ridge Golf Course.
The victory was the first for CSUB since 2007.
In the championship round, CSUB beat Seattle 3.5-1.5. Patrick Bell carded a 1-up win over Will Holdridge, Matt Hammons posted a 2 and 1 win over Jordan Beals and Dylan Lym edged Colter Morton in a tiebreaker. Chase Goodvin tied Rob Seibly.
"It was a great match. It was very close all day," said CSUB head coach Dave Barber. "This is a really big day for our program and a big step in the right direction. Now we are really looking forward to the America Sky Conference Championship at the end of April."
Lym and Goodvin were the only 'Runners who didn't lose any of their individual showdowns in the tournament as they finished with two wins and a tie apiece.
In the first round, the Roadunners tied with Fresno State 2.5-2.5, but CSUB won in the tiebreaker. Goodvin and Daniel Richardson both got individual wins for the 'Runners, 4 and 2, and 2 and 1, against Troix Tonkham and Jack Mulroy, respectively. Lym recorded a tie against Johnny Partridge.
In the second round, the 'Runners defeated Weber State 4-1. Goodvin went 1-up against Jordan Herzog, Bell posted a 2 and 1 win over Michael Johnson, Lym recorded a 2 and 1 victory over Matt Wahlen and Richardson won 4 and 3 over Colton Dallimore.
The win concluded CSUB's regular season schedule.
Delarosa leads BC swimmers
Josh Delarosa of the Bakersfield College men's swim team won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke to highlight the Renegade men's and women's performances at the Western State Conference Swimming Championships at Citrus College in Glendora.
The BC women achieved four second-place finishes and a third.
Delarosa won the 200 free in 1 minute, 48.78 seconds, and the 100 back in 57.17. His teammate Mathew Prasser was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.55.
The women's 200 medley relay team of Elizabeth Hargis, Shelly Bayne, Catherine Lugo and Clarissa Gardella took second in 2:02.18.
Other second-place finishes were by Hargis in the 1000 free (11:44.77), Bayne in the 100 individual medley (1:07.59) and Lugo in the 50 butterfly (28.63). Whitney Whithead of BC was third in the 500 free in 5:56.47.
Speedway in action tonight
Defending USAC Western States Midget champion Shannon McQueen of Bakersfield will be competing tonight at Bakersfield Speedway as the series makes the first of two stops this season at the third-mile clay oval.
McQueen became the first woman to win a Bay Cities Racing Association championship in 2011 then doubled up by becoming the first woman to win a Western States title last season when she amassed 12 top-five finishes.
Competing in another McQueen car will be 21-year-old Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, who has competed in two other events for McQueen Racing this season. Marcham is a senior engineering student at the University of Oklahoma.
Also competing will be Sport Mods, Mini Stocks and NMRA Three-quarter Midgets.
Racing starts at 6.
James paces Jam past Idaho
The Bakersfield Jam erased a 14-point deficit and cruised past the Idaho Stampede 109-94 at the Dignity Health Event Center.
All five Jam starters scored in double-figures, led by Damion James with 22 points.
The Jam (33-13) outscored Idaho 52-22 in the key, and outrebounded the Stampede 58-46. The Jam shot 50 percent from the field and held Idaho to just 35 percent.
Brian Butch finished with a 18 points and tied with James for high-rebound honors with 14, while Stephen Dennis posted 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Adam Koch had 13 points and five rebounds, while James Nunnally scored 12 points, and added five assists and five rebounds.
Durrell Summers scored 32 for Idaho (16-31). The Jam hosts the Stampede again at 6 p.m. today.
CSUB wins in sand volleyball
IRVINE -- The Cal State Bakersfield sand volleyball team defeated Irvine Valley College 5-0 to improve to 3-2 in its inaugural season.
In the No. 1 match, CSUB's Debora Araujo and Yuan Fu earned their first win of the year, 21-18, 28-26.
No. 2 Mariah Alvidrez and Shayna Guitare improved to 5-4 with a 2-0 victory. Other victories came from the teams of Lisa Bartsch/Molly O'Hagan , Julia Bowen/Sara Little and Star Tucker-Campbell/Kelsee Sawyer.
Roadrunners swept in softball
OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley outhit Cal State Bakersfield 23-4 on its way to a 10-1, 7-1 sweep of the Roadrunners in a Pacific Coast Softball Conference doubleheader.
Pitcher Tiffany Mills, who started both games, gave up on earned run on three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in 10 innings between the two games for Utah Valley (19-11, 4-2 PCSC). Laura King finished the day with two hits, and scored one run to lead CSUB (6-21, 2-4 PCSC).
SAN JACINTO-- Taft College's Shane Sudsbury went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs as the Cougars lost 8-7 to host Mount San Jacinto College in a non-conference game. Dayton Kurian went 3-for-5 and added a pair of RBIs for the Cougars (7-15-1). The teams will play again at 11 a.m. today at Mount San Jacinto.
CSUB wins 2 in water polo
Nicola Barrett scored four goals four goals in a 15-5 victory over Fresno Pacific, and Janelle Shelby scored three goals in a 10-8 win over Brown as the Cal State Bakersfield water polo team went 2-0 on Day 1 of the Roadrunner Invitational at the John S. Hillman Aquatic Center.
Nine CSUB players scored against Fresno Pacific, with Niki De Leon, Shelby and Paige Tsuruda scoring two apiece. CSUB's Chiyeko Morisaki made a career high 10 saves over the final three quarters.
Bakersfield defeated Brown 10-8 in the nightcap.
The Roadrunners overcame a sluggish start to shutout the Bears in the second quarter and take a 5-2 lead into the break. Brown climbed to within one, 8-7, with just under seven minutes to play in the match.
CSUB responded with goals from Shelby and Jessica Browning to stretch the advantage to three and go onto win by two.
De Leon, Browning, and Sam Shead added two goals apiece against Brown, and Alex Bayer made six saves.
The tournament concludes today when CSUB hosts No. 1 USC at noon. USC then faces Brown at 1:30 p.m.