By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
GREELEY, Colo. -- Austin Davis struck out eight in 82/3 innings and did not walk a batter, and got some help from closer Max Carter as the Cal State Bakersfield baseball team held off Northern Colorado 4-3 on Sunday at Jackson Field, completing a three-game sweep.
Davis (3-8) scattered eight hits and allowed three earned runs. he carried a 4-0 lead into the ninth before finally getting into trouble in the Western Athletic Conference game.
The Bear's Ryan Yamane singled off Davis to open the inning. After Brandon Vaughn struck out, Nick Miller was hit by a pitch. Ben Netzel singled home Yamane, with Miller taking third. Andrew Coffman singled to score Miller to make it 4-2.
After Davis struck out pinch hitter Bryan Tibbitts for the second out, Colby Harrison singled to score Netzel, with Coffman advancing to third.
Carter relieved Davis to face Dan Reese, who worked the count to 3-2 before striking out. Carter earned his fifth save of the season for CSUB 20-26, 12-9 WAC). Northern Colorado dropped to 7-40, 1-20.
Oscar Sanay went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for CSUB, which generated 13 hits. Chance Gusbeth, Mylz Jones, David Metzgar and Ross Hough added two hits apiece.
The Roadrunners host the final five home games of their season this week, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday against UC Santa Barbara.
Lym has team's top score in WAC tourney
LAS VEGAS -- Dylan Lym shot a 3-over-par 75 and was the top final-round scorer for Cal State Bakersfield in the final round of the Western Athetic Conference Championships at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club.
Lynn finished tied for 29th in the eight-team tournament at 11-over-par 227, following opening rounds of 72 and 80. New Mexico State won the team title behind low medalist Pat Beyhan (67-71-72), who finished with a 6-under-par 210.
CSUB placed eighth. Its other scores: Matthew Deford (78-76-79, 233). Jin Park (77-83-87, 247) and Izzad Ibrahim (80-78-90--248) and Nicholas Browning (86-78-91, 255).