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Friday, Feb 15 2013 10:29 PM

Local report: BC softball team gets first victory

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield College scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to beat Cuesta College 18-10 in six innings Friday for its first win of the season.

Earlier Friday, BC lost 13-2 to Santiago Canyon in five innings. Both games were played at BC.

The Renegades (1-5) sent 15 batters to the plate in the 10-run inning. There were six singles, an error, two hit batters and three walks. Kylee Rice and Brooke Charles added solo home runs later in the game.

C.J. Sagasta went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Brittney Roberts was 2-for-3 with five RBIs.

The Renegades travel to Visalia to face College of the Sequoias today.

CSUB softball beaten twice

PALO ALTO -- Cal State Bakersfield's softball team lost twice Friday at the Stanford Invitational, 2-1 to Cal State Northridge and 7-0 to No. 22-ranked Stanford.

The Roadrunners (0-5) tied the game vs. Northridge on Shay Fryer's RBI double in the sixth inning. But the Matadors scored in the bottom of the sixth.

Two hit batters in the seventh gave CSUB two baserunners with two outs. Amy Ricciardi singled but Amber Mills was thrown out at the plate to end the game.

Mills, a freshman, pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run and six hits with two walks.

CSUB's second-game starter Kelsie Monroe limited Stanford to one run through five innings before the Cardinals broke it open with six runs in the sixth.

Stanford also beat Northridge 9-0 in another game Friday.

CSUB concludes the tournament today by playing Stanford at 4:15 p.m., then UC Davis.

Late rally beats Taft

TAFT -- Garret Woodward singled in the go-ahead run and Evan Thoning scored on a double steal as Monterey Peninsula scored twice in the ninth to beat host Taft College, 10-8, in a non-conference game.

Woodward pitched a scoreless ninth to record his second save of the season, helping Thoning (3-0) get the win for the Lobos (4-2).

Trailing 5-0 in the fourth, the Cougars (3-4-1) took the lead with six runs on just one hit, a two-run single by Tayler Meditz. Five walks and two hit batters set up the scoring.

Monterey scored twice in the fifth and another in the sixth to regain the lead, but the Cougars' Jossaiah Raval tied the game at 8-8 with a solo home run in the sixth. Raval and teammate Dayton Kurian finished with two RBIs for Taft.

Taft hosts Monterey in a doubleheader today starting at 10:30 a.m.

Martinez earns spot as Nationals bullpen catcher

Former Bakersfield College and South High School catcher Octavio Martinez was hired by the Washington Nationals as their bullpen catcher for the 2013 season.

Martinez was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of BC in 1999, playing seven seasons in their organization. He reached Triple-A in parts of three seasons between 2004-06. He then played six years in various independent leagues.

Martinez spent last season with the Sugar Land Skeeters (Texas) of the Atlantic League, hitting .259 in 87 games.

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