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Saturday, Feb 16 2013 11:08 PM

Local report: CSUB gets first softball victory

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PALO ALTO -- Cal State Bakersfield sophomore pitcher Kelsie Monroe threw a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over UC Davis on Saturday, giving CSUB's first softball win of the season at the Stanford Invitational.

Monroe tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts for CSUB (1-6), which earlier lost 12-0 to 22nd-ranked Stanford.

Madison Bundy drove in both CSUB runs. Shay Fryer tripled in the fourth and scored on Bundy's sacrifice fly.

An error, sacrifice and Bundy's RBI single gave CSUB an insurance run in the sixth. Stanford rolled over CSUB earlier Saturday by scoring six runs in the first and adding six in the fourth.

CSUB women's basketball

Cal State Bakersfield won its ninth straight game, its longest winning streak in its Division I history, with a 72-54 win over Chicago State in the Icardo Center.

It was a matchup of future Western Athletic Conference teams. Both will join the WAC this summer. CSUB is 5-0 vs. future WAC opponents this season, all during this current winning streak.

CSUB (11-15) was led by Janae Coffee's 17 points and Tyonna Outland's 12 points and 11 rebounds. Chicago State falls to 4-21. CSUB took an early 7-0 lead, never trailed and led 38-14 at halftime.

JC baseball

VALENCIA -- The Renegades managed just three hits, dropping their Western State Conference South opener at College of the Canyons, 5-1.

BC (7-2) scored its run in the first inning when Erik Williams walked, stole second and scored on a single by Blayne Ontiveros against Cougars starter Steve Farnworth (2-0).

Despite the low hit total, the 'Gades had baserunners in all but one inning, but failed to capitalize on six walks and two hit batters.

Cole Hallum was 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base to provide one of the few bright spots for Bakersfield, along with Sean Deweese, who worked two scoreless innings in relief for BC.

The teams are scheduled to play again at 2 p.m. Tuesday, this time at Gerry Collis Field.

Monterey Peninsula completed a three-game series sweep over host Taft College by sweeping a doubheleader, winning 9-7 and 10-6. Taft (3-6-1) came into the series struggling offensively, coach Vince Maiocco said.

"Then we scored 21 runs in these three games," he said. "If you told me we'd do that before the series, I'd thought we had a great chance at a sweep because we had been pitching well. But our pitching and defense struggled this weekend."

Travis Tessandori went 5-for-9 in the doubleheader and Luis Trinidad went 4-for-9 for Taft. Monterey is 6-2. Taft opens Central Valley Conference play Tuesday at College of the Sequoias.

BC men's basketball

GLENDORA-- R'Mand Harp finished with a team high 19 points and Van Halloway added 10 but Bakersfield College lost 85-67 at Citrus College. BC trailed 38-25 at halftime. Bakersfield next game will be at the Western State Conference Tournament, which begins on Thursday. Their opponent has yet to be determined.

BC women's basketball

GLENDORA -- Haley Huntington and Brittany Smith each scored 13 points for Bakersfield College, which fell 66-52 to Citrus College (15-11, 4-6 Western State Conference South).

BC (13-13, 6-5) shot 16 percent from the field in the second half. The Renegades play their last home game Saturday at 3 p.m. against conference-leading West Los Angeles (20-8, 9-1).

BC softball

VISALIA -- Bakersfield College was outhit 10-3 in a 5-0 loss at College of the Sequoias. The Giants scored a run in five of the first six innings. The Renegades will host Ventura on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

BC track and field

Jade Gridiron won two individual events and was on two winning relays to help the Bakersfield College women place second in the nine-team Battle of the Regions meet at Memorial Stadium on Friday.

Gridiron, a freshman from Independence High, won the 100 (12.96) and 200 (26.74) and helped the winning 4x100 (49.12) and 4x400 (4:07.62) relay teams place first. Natalie O'Dwyer, a freshman from Garces, won the 400 (58.37) and was on both winning relays. Tejera Dial won the 800 (2:23.39) and triple jump (35-91/4).

The BC women scored 1071/2. Ventura won with 167 and San Joaquin Delta from Stockton was third (881/2).

The BC men were also second in the team scoring (126 points). Delta won (1621/2) and Santiago Canyon was third (110).

Placing first for the BC men were Michael Norwood in the 200 (22.39), Davis Loustalot in the 800 (1:57.55) and 1,500 (4:03.87), Deion Louden in the 400 hurdles (58.77), Matt Dunn in the pole vault (13-7) and the 4x100 relay team of Walter Hunt, Norwood, Justin Evans and Sterling Fuggett (42.40).

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